Women’s Hoops Host Texas A&M in Annual 'We Back Pat' Game

by Judy Willson | Assoc. Communications Director
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Women’s Hoops Host Texas A&M in Annual 'We Back Pat' Game

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU women’s basketball team will host No. 7 Texas A&M in the Annual We Back Pat game on Thursday, January 14 at 6 p.m. CT in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The Tigers are 4-6 overall and 2-2 in SEC play, while the Aggies are 12-0 and 3-0 this season.

The SEC celebrates its annual We Back Pat Week beginning with games on January 14 and runs through January 21. It is the 10th anniversary of the celebration of the legendary coach Pat Summitt. Teams use the time to bring awareness to Coach Summitt’s worldwide influence through basketball and the continuing need for research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Fans can donate to The Pat Summitt Foundation at patsummitt.org.

The game will be broadcast on SEC Network Plus with Lyn Rollins and Victor Howell calling the LSU-produced game from the LSU studios. Fans can watch SECN+ on the internet at ESPN.com/watch or on the ESPN app. A link to the game is available on LSUsports.net.

The games will also be broadcast on the LSU Sports Radio Network and locally in Baton Rouge on 107.3 FM. Voice of the Lady Tigers Patrick Wright, in his 31st season, will be on the call from the LSU Radio Studio. A links to live stats is available at LSUsports.net.

LSU Preview

LSU is 4-6 on the season and is 2-2 following Sunday’s heartbreaking 64-63 loss to Tennessee. Senior Khayla Pointer recorded her second consecutive game with 25 points, three rebounds, five assists and three steals. Sophomore Tiara Young came off the bench for 11 points, while senior Karli Seay recorded a career-high six rebounds and six steals in the start.

Pointer leads LSU with 15.4 points, 4.6 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Redshirt senior Faustine Aifuwa leads the squad with 8.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game. She is also the second leading scorer on the team with 11.1 points per game.

Aifuwa is next up on the 1,000 career points watch list with 861 points, while Pointer climbs the 1,000 point career list to No. 30 with 1,088 points. Aifuwa needs 12 blocks to join Julie Gross (178; 1978-80) for second place on the LSU career blocks list and currently sits 16th on the career rebounds list (650), needing 77 boards to take over Raigyne Louis’ spot at No. 15. Pointer moved into the Top 10 on the LSU career assists list on Sunday, sitting in ninth place with 387.

The Opponent – No. 7 Texas A&M

Texas A&M is 12-0 on the season and 3-0 in SEC action with wins over nationally-ranked Kentucky and Arkansas in its last two outings. The Aggies have four players averaging double-figure scoring in Aaliyah Wilson (15.0 points per game), N’dea Jones (13.1 ppg), Ciera Johnson (11.3 ppg) and Alexis Morris (10.1 ppg).

This will be just the 30th meeting between LSU and Texas A&M. LSU took the lead in the series last season, 15-14, with two victories over its permanent SEC opponent. It was the first time that the Tigers had won the season series.

Season and Single Ticket Sales Information

For the 2020-21 season, seating for LSU women’s basketball games will be general admission in the PMAC. Seating has been reconfigured to support physically-distanced seating. Available seats will be spaced out in blocks of 2, 3 and 4 seats in order maximize attendance opportunities. Fans will be allowed to sit in any seat that is marked as available. Sections 112 and 115 are reserved for player guests.

Tickets are available for Thursday’s game against Texas A&M in the PMAC. Single game ticket prices are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth ages 3-12. To order season and single-game tickets for LSU women’s basketball home games, go to LSUtix.net.

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