LSU women at home for Texas Southern _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU forward Alexis Hyder (20) looks for an open teammate as Long Beach State guard Gigi Hascheff (3) and Long Beach State guard Jewelyn Sawyer (13) defend the goal, Saturday, November 21, 2015, at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La.

It’s time once again for LSU’s matinee idols to take center stage.

The LSU women’s basketball team returns home Tuesday for an 11 a.m. contest with Texas Southern at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The game is being billed as LSU’s fifth-annual Field Trip game. All elementary schools in the greater Baton Rouge area are invited to attend for free, with the first 5,000 students in attendance receiving an LSU Lady Tigers pencil pouch.

The contest is an SEC Network+ game and can be seen at, on the WatchESPN app or in the Geaux Zone at The game will also be on radio locally at WBRP-FM 107.3 and in the Geaux Zone.

LSU is 4-4 this season after a sixth-place finish in the Gulf Coast Showcase in Florida during Thanksgiving week. Texas Southern is 1-3 after a 66-62 win Sunday over Lipscomb.

The Lady Tigers defeated Marist and lost to Purdue and Maine in the three-day Gulf Coast Showcase in Estero, Florida.

Junior Alexis Hyder recorded back-to-back double-double performances against Marist and Maine, with a career-high 19 points in the win over Marist. Hyder is LSU’s leading rebounder, averaging 8.1 boards a game, and is the second-leading scorer with 10.1 points per game.

Senior Akilah Bethel also had a strong showing in the tournament, scoring in double figures in all three games, including a career-best 17 points versus Purdue. Bethel is third on the team with 9.0 points per game along with 6.5 rebounds per contest.

Sophomore Jenna Deemer leads the Lady Tigers in scoring with 11.0 points per game. She had led LSU in scoring in three-straight games before Purdue held her to just four points in the first round of the tournament. She is LSU’s leading 3-point threat, connecting on 18 of the team’s 22 shots from that range.

Kianna Vines leads Texas Southern with 13.0 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.

Though LSU classes are in session Tuesday, normal reserved lots will be held for permit holders. Public and overflow parking is suggested in Lots 102 and 107 due to the amount of students in other public parking areas. A parking map can be located at