Women’s Basketball Hosts No. 4/3 South Carolina on Sunday
BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU women’s basketball team will host its second Top-10 opponent in 11 days on Sunday when the No. 4 South Carolina Gamecocks come to Baton Rouge. Game time on January 24 is set for Noon CT in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The Tigers are 6-6 overall and 4-2 in SEC play, while South Carolina is 11-1 overall and 6-0 this season.
The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network with Paul Sunderland and Andraya Carter calling the game. Fans can watch SECN on their local cable and satellite providers, 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 is 6-6 on the season and is 4-2 following Monday night’s win at Missouri, 66-64. Senior Khayla Pointer led all scorers with 22 points, while sophomore Tiara Young came off the bench for 16 points. Redshirt senior Faustine Aifuwa posted 12 points and a team-leading eight rebounds.
Pointer leads LSU with 16.1 points, 4.6 assists and 2.5 steals per game, while her points average jumps to 20.2 in SEC action. Aifuwa leads the squad with 8.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game. She is also the second leading scorer on the team with 11.6 points per game and 12.7 in SEC play. In conference play Young is averaging 13.8 points per game and shooting 52.2 percent from the field.
Aifuwa is next up on the 1,000 career points watch list with 889 points, while Pointer climbs the 1,000 point career list to No. 27 with 1,127 points. Aifuwa needs nine 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 (669), needing 58 boards to take over Raigyne Louis’ spot at No. 15. Pointer moved into the Top 10 on the LSU career assists list recently, sitting in eighth place with 396. With four more assists she will become the eighth LSU player to dish out 400 career assists.
The Opponent – South Carolina
South Carolina is ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press poll and No. 3 in the Coaches poll with an overall record of 11-1. The Gamecocks are the lone undefeated team in SEC play at 6-0. Four starters are averaging double figure scoring – Zia Cooke (15.9 ppg), Aliyah Boston (14.4 ppg), Destanni Henderson (12.3 ppg) and Victaria Saxton (10.6 ppg), while Boston is averaging 11.1 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game. Henderson averages 5.8 assists per game.
This will be the 37th meeting between LSU and South Carolina. LSU leads the series, 22-14, with a 12-5 lead in Baton Rouge. The Gamecocks have won the last 10 games in the 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.
Single game ticket prices are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth ages 3-12. To order tickets for LSU women’s basketball home games, go to LSUtix.net.
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