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LSU Takes Over the SEC Network on Friday

by Michael Bonnette
LSU Takes Over the SEC Network on Friday

BATON ROUGE – LSU enjoyed a banner year in athletics in 2022-23 and some of those memorable moments will be on display on the SEC Network beginning at 11 tonight.

From Haleigh Bryant’s historic night of three 10s, to LSU’s first national championship in women’s basketball and most recently, the Tigers’ victory over Florida to claim its seventh national title in baseball, fans will be able to relive those events and many more during LSU’s Takeover of the SEC Network.

The following is a list of LSU events featured on the SEC Network for 24 hours starting tonight at 11 when the 63-7 Citrus Bowl victory over Purdue airs to kickoff 24 hours of great LSU moments during the 2022-23 athletic year.

LSU’s SEC Network Takeover – Friday, July 7

All times Central

11 p.m. CT (Thursday, July 6) Football vs. Purdue in the 2023 Citrus Bowl
LSU scored the first 49 points of the game as the Tigers cruised to a 63-7 win over Purdue in the Citrus Bowl. Malik Nabers earned game MVP honors after catching nine passes for 163 yards and a TD. Nabers also threw a TD pass to Jayden Daniels as LSU closed out the first year under Brian Kelly with its 10th win.

2 a.m. (Friday, July 7) SEC Storied: The Walk Off
Relive Warren Morris’ home run to beat Miami in the 1996 College World Series. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth and with LSU trailing by a run, Morris delivered what remains one of the biggest moments in college baseball history when he delivered his only home run of the season – a two-run blast to right field that clinched the national championship for the Tigers.

2:30 a.m. Baseball vs. Tennessee
Paul Skenes had another outstanding outing, striking out 12 and allowing just five hits and one run in seven innings as the Tigers beat Tennessee, 5-2, before a record crowd of 13,068 at Alex Box Stadium. Jordan Thompson lined a bases-clearing double to break a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning. Reliever Garrett Edwards tossed the final 1.2 innings, allowing no runs, to earn the victory on the mound.

5:30 a.m. National L Club Spring Game
Get a glimpse of the 2023 Tigers with the National L Club Spring Game. The game ended in a 32-32 tie and featured 70-yard TD passes by both Jayden Daniels and Garrett Nussmeier.

7:30 a.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Georgia
LSU remained undefeated in a thrilling 82-77 overtime win over Georgia in the Maravich Assembly Center. Angel Reese scored 23 points and hauled in 14 rebounds she extended her school-record streak of double-doubles to 22 straight.

9:30 a.m. Softball vs. Mississippi State
Every LSU starter recorded at least one hit and freshman Alea Johnson allowed no runs and only three hits in 5.1 innings of relief as the Tigers improved 36-11 overall and 9-8 in league play. LSU blew open the game with seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and cruised to a 10-4 victory.

11:30 a.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Tennessee
At the time, the largest crowd to see a sporting event in the Maravich Assembly Center (15,157) since the reconfiguration of the arena nearly 20 years ago, saw LSU remain unbeaten with a 76-68 win over Tennessee. Alexis Morris scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Tigers.

1:30 p.m. Gymnastics vs. West Virginia
Haleigh Bryant recorded three 10s becoming only the fifth gymnasts in NCAA history to accomplish the feat in a single meet as the Tigers defeated West Virginia, 198.025-196.450. Bryant’s 10s came in the vault, bars and then made history with her third perfect score of the night on the floor.

3 p.m. Baseball vs. Florida in Men’s College World Series Final
LSU won its seventh national title in baseball with its 18-4 win over Florida in the championship game of the Men’s College World Series. With the series tied at 1-1, Thatcher Hurd earned the win, throwing six innings, allowing only two runs and two hits – the first two batters he faced – while striking out seven. LSU set a College World Series record with 24 hits as 11 Tigers recorded at least one hit in the game. Down 2-0 after the first inning, LSU scored 10 unanswered runs – 6 in the top of the 2nd and 4 in the top of the 4th to blow the game open.

6 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Iowa in National Championship Game
LSU claimed the school’s first national championship in women’s basketball with its 102-85 win over Iowa in title game. Jasmine Carson came off the bench in the first half, making her first seven shots and scoring 22 points, to spark the Tigers. LSU set the NCAA Women’s Final Four record by scoring 59 points in the first half and led 59-52 after two quarters.

8 p.m. Football vs. Alabama
Jayden Daniels connected with Mason Taylor on a two-point conversion in overtime as LSU beat Alabama in Tiger Stadium for the first time since 2010 with its 32-31 win over the Crimson Tide. Down 31-24 after Alabama’s first possession in overtime, Daniels scored on a 25-yard run on LSU’s first play in overtime setting the stage for one of the most memorable endings to a game in Death Valley. Instead of kicking the extra-point to send the game into a second overtime, LSU coach Brian Kelly opted for the two-point conversion and the rest is history as thousands of fans celebrated the victory on the field.