After losing six of its past seven games, not much gets easier for the LSU women’s basketball team when it completes a week-long road swing at No. 20 Florida on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the O’Connell Center.
Playing without 3-point sharpshooter Jenna Deemer (illness) in a 58-42 loss at Vanderbilt on Thursday, the Lady Tigers (7-10, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) again struggled to find any offensive continuity, shooting just 33 percent. Deemer will miss Sunday’s game as well.
This came four days after the Lady Tigers scored the second-fewest points and made the second-fewest field goals in program history during a 53-35 loss to Texas A&M.
Offensive struggles already pertinent, the Lady Tigers’ 2-3 zone will be tested Sunday against a Gators team that averages nearly 84 points per game while shooting 44 percent as a team. Four players average 10 points or more, led by Cassie Peoples’ team-leading 10.7 points per game.
The game also signals the start of “We Back Pat” week, honoring legendary former Tennessee coach Pat Summit’s fight with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. All games involving SEC schools on Jan. 17-25 will focus on bringing awareness to The Pat Summitt Foundation.
LSU coach Nikki Fargas played for Summitt and coached on her staff at Tennessee.