Women’s Basketball Hosts Ole Miss In Annual Gold Game

by Judy Willson | Assoc. Communications Director
Game Notes - Jan. 31 vs. Ole Miss +0
Women’s Basketball Hosts Ole Miss In Annual Gold Game

BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU women’s basketball team hosts Ole Miss on Sunday, January 31 at 1 p.m. CT in the Tigers’ annual Gold Game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Fans attending the game and watching online are encouraged to wear gold.

The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network Plus with Lyn Rollins and Victor Howell calling the game. 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 7-7 on the season and is 5-3 in the SEC following Thursday’s 60-52 victory at No. 22 Georgia. Sophomore Tiara Young came off the bench to score a team-high 17 points and grabbed five rebounds. Senior Awa Trasi scored 13 points and recorded a season-high eight rebounds, while redshirt senior Faustine Aifuwa scored 12 points, pulled down six rebounds and blocked three shots.

Aifuwa’s three blocks moves her closer to second place on the LSU career blocked shots list. She has 173 over three-plus seasons and needs five to tie Julie Gross’ 178 (1978-80). Aifuwa is currently in 16th place on the career rebounds list with 680 and topped the 900-career points milestone in her home state on Thursday (908). She continues to lead LSU with 8.4 rebounds per game and 22 blocked shots this season, and is the second-leading scorer on the team with 11.3 points per game.

Senior Khayla Pointer became the eighth Tiger in school history to dish out 400 career assists on Thursday at Georgia. Pointer had six in the game and has 405 over her career. She currently sits at No. 27 on LSU’s career scoring list with 1,150 points. Pointe leads LSU with 15.4 points and 4.6 assists per game to go along with a team-high 35 steals.

Young is averaging 10.9 points per game and shooting at team-leading 46.3 percent from the field.

The Opponent – Ole Miss

Ole Miss is 7-6 overall and 1-6 in SEC play. Shakira Austin leads the team with 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Donnetta Johnson averages 13.2 points per game, followed by Madison Scott with 10.5 per game. Mimi Reid leads the team with 64 assists.

This will be the 61st meeting between LSU and Ole Miss. The Tigers lead the series, 38-22, with a 17-9 lead in Baton Rouge. LSU won the first meeting this season, 77-69 in overtime, on January 4.

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 any of LSU’s last four women’s basketball home games, go to LSUtix.net.

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