A rapid-fire start to the season continues for the LSU Lady Tigers as they travel to Arkansas-Little Rock on Wednesday.
The game is the second half of a doubleheader with the UALR men’s team. Tipoff is set for 7:15 p.m. but the game is likely to start as late as 7:45 p.m.
CST will televise the game, which can be heard on WBRP-FM 107.3 and in the Geaux Zone at LSUSports.net.
LSU is 1-1 after pulling out a 61-54 overtime victory Sunday against Louisiana-Monroe in its home opener.
Junior guard Raigyne Moncrief hit a game-tying bucket with 0.8 seconds remaining in the ULM game to send the contest into overtime, a sloppy affair the Lady Tigers won despite committing 25 turnovers (ULM had 27).
“Wednesday’s game will be a good test for us,” LSU coach Nikki Fargas said. “The key for us will be to take this game (ULM overtime win) and learn from it. We have to eliminate our turnovers.”
Fargas said she knows playing the Trojans on the road will be difficult.
“Little Rock is going to be fired up,” Fargas said. “They are a scrappy team that gets after you defensively with their man-to-man. They are physical. They like to establish their running game through their defense.
A preseason All-Southeastern Conference pick, Moncrief has started 22 consecutive games for the Tigers and averages 11.5 points and 6.5 rebounds.
UALR lost its season opener Friday at Tulane 69-53. Kaitlyn Pratt led UALR’s efforts against the Green Wave with a double-double: 15 points and 10 rebounds. Also scoring in double figures for the Trojans was Shanity James with 14.
The Lady Tigers return home at 2 p.m. Saturday to face Long Beach State.
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