The LSU Tigers women’s basketball team needed to make a statement on Monday night in Tuscaloosa. They did that, dismantling the Crimson Tide 89-51 in their 20th win.
Senior guard Jasmine Carson led the scoring with 20 points, followed by sophomore forward Angel Reese with 14 points. Reese also pulled down 14 rebounds for her 20th consecutive double-double game of the year. Such breaks the LSU record that Sylvia Fowles previously held circa 2006-07.
LSU fans (and bloggers) expecting a competitive game on Monday were pleasantly surprised. The 4th-ranked Tigers controlled the Tide from the opening tip and didn’t look back. As a team, LSU fired 72.2% from the floor and snagged 49 rebounds. Defensively, the Tigers effectively mitigated the scoring threat of guard, Brittany Davis. Davis was Alabama’s leading scorer with 11 points.
complaining about a lack of respect or attention is not LSU’s style. Kim Mulkey’s crew simply goes to work and lets their play do the talking
The Bayou Bengals played as if they had something to prove tonight. Such seems odd for a squad that near-effortlessly moved to 20-0. However, some would argue the latest AP Top 25 poll disrespected LSU. The poll, released early in the day, dropped the Tigers below 2-loss Stanford. But complaining about a lack of respect or attention is not LSU’s style. Kim Mulkey’s crew simply goes to work and lets their play do the talking. Speaking of Mulkey, the LSU coach has now achieved at least 20 wins a season in all her 23 seasons as a head coach.
Alabama is no slouch opponent, having entered the night 15-4 and winners in three of their last four games. However, the Tide will lick their wounds quickly and head to Fayetteville for a clash with Arkansas on Thursday. As for the Tigers, it’s a well-deserved break before welcoming Tennessee to Baton Rouge on January 30.