The LSU women’s basketball team is in the middle of its five-game stretch over eight days to start the season as Jackson State visits the Pete Maravich Assembly Center at 7 p.m. Monday.
Through two games, LSU is averaging 62.5 points and shooting 38.5 percent from the field. The Lady Tigers have outrebounded their opponents by a plus 13 margin and averaged 10.0 steals.
After a season-opening loss to Arkansas-Little Rock, LSU bounced back Saturday with a 71-45 win over Sam Houston State. All 11 players who saw action for LSU scored and had a rebound in the win. LSU’s defense forced 24 turnovers against the Bearkats, leading to 20 points.
“The turnovers that we were forcing and being able to convert — that’s what gives you energy,” LSU coach Nikki Caldwell said. “That allows you to get that momentum, to get those runs and to be able to separate yourself. You look at this team, and we aren’t a team that is going to go out and just blow somebody out. But we can be that team that can wear them out because we are playing everybody on our roster. We’ll eventually pick our spots and be able to really separate ourselves.”
Raigyne Moncrief, an All-SEC freshman last season, leads the team with 13.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. She is 11-of-15 from the free-throw line.
LSU’s bench has scored 56 total, led by Jenna Deemer’s 23. Stephanie Amichia has averaged 4.5 points and 4.5 rebounds.