Thursday’s SEC clash between LSU and No. 8-ranked South Carolina at Stone Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina, features two of the league’s hottest programs as the Tigers arrive as winners of five of their past six outings while the Gamecocks are unbeaten in nine matches this season.

The match will be streamed live on the SEC Network+ beginning at 6 p.m. Fans can watch the Tigers (6-4, 1-1 SEC) and Gamecocks (8-0-1, 2-0) online at ESPN3.com and using the WatchESPN app.

After starting 1-3, the Tigers' run has included a home sweep last weekend over Ole Miss 3-0 before a 4-0 win over Lamar on Sunday.

Junior All-SEC striker Jorian Baucom has been at the center of the Tigers’ turnaround as she has scored eight of her SEC-leading nine goals this season in the last six matches. 

Men's tennis

TIGERS BEGIN FALL SEASON IN LAFAYETTE: Four members of the LSU men’s tennis team are set to open up the fall schedule at the John Breaux Cajun Tennis Classic Thursday through Sunday at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

The Tigers will send Justin Butsch, Jordan Daigle, Julián Saborio and Rafael Wagner to compete against players from Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Southern California, Texas and Texas Tech in the tournament that begins at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Cajun Courts.