BATON ROUGE – The LSU women’s basketball team wraps up its three-game homestand on Thursday, February 7 at 8 p.m. against Arkansas at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Prior to the game, the LSU Athletics Department is hosting a Women in Sports panel to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day in the Legends Club at 6:30 p.m. Featured speakers include LSU head coach Nikki Fargas and two members of the SEC Legends Class of 2019, former LSU women’s golf coach Karen Bahnsen and LSU volleyball assistant coach Sarah Rumely. Bahnsen and Rumely will also be recognized during the game.
Also to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day, all girls and women coming to the game can get in for $2.00 admission.
The Lady Tigers are 13-8 and 4-5 in the SEC following Monday night’s big win over Missouri at the PMAC. Junior Ayana Mitchell picked up her 11th double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds. She is second in the SEC in double-doubles this season and has 22 over her career, ranking fourth among current players. Senior Shanice Norton and sophomores Faustine Aifuwa and Khayla Pointer each contributed 10 points each in the 61-51 victory.
Mitchell is shooting 55.4 percent from the field to lead LSU. She is fourth in the SEC in rebounds per game at 9.7 on the season. Mitchell also ranks 22nd in the league with 12.9 points per game and eighth in steals per game (1.9).
Norton earned her 500th career point against Missouri on Monday. The native of London, England, now has 503 career points and also ranks 12th in the SEC this season in minutes played.
Pointer ranks sixth in assists per game (4.4) and is 11th in assist-turnover ratio at 1.3. She is also 11th in steals (1.8), 13th in minutes played (31.4) and 26th in points (12.2) per game.
Aifuwa is sixth in the SEC in blocked shots per game at 1.3 and is second on the team in rebounding at 5.8 boards per game.
Arkansas is 16-7 (5-4 SEC) going into Thursday’s matchup. The Razorbacks are led by sophomore guard Chelsea Dungee with 18.2 points per game. Senior Malica Monk is also scoring double figures with 14.3 points per game and leads the team in assists with 76.
This will be the 49th meeting between the schools. LSU holds a 32-16 lead in the series and has won the last three games in the series, including last season’s lone meeting in Fayetteville, 62-57, on February 18, 2018.
Patrick Wright and Jeff Palermo will call the game on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Fans can listen in Baton Rouge on Talk 107.3 FM and audio broadcasts are available online at LSUSports.net/live. Affiliates KDBS/KSYL (Alexandria), WWWL (New Orleans), KRUS (Ruston), and WFCG (Franklinton) will carry the game.
Paul Sunderland and Debbie Antonelli will call the game on the SEC Network.
How to Watch
Fans can watch the SEC Network through their cable or satellite provider (AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Hulu Live TV, Google Fiber or Suddenlink.
The SEC Network Plus is available through the ESPN app and a link on LSUsports.net or SECsports.com. A cable or satellite subscription with AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, DISH, Hulu Live TV Google Fiber or Suddenlink is necessary to login to SECN+. The ESPN app is also available through the following OTT streaming devices: Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
LSU is off this weekend before heading out on the road for four of the last six games of the regular season. The Lady Tigers’ next game will be at Texas A&M on Thursday, February 14.
Group and single game ticket information:
Thursday, February 7, 8 p.m. – National Girls and Women in Sports Game – vs. Arkansas
Thursday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. – Play4Kay/Pink Game – vs. Florida
Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. – Senior Tribute (Shanice Norton) – vs. Auburn
Geaux Clear at the PMAC
Fans are reminded that the Geaux Clear Policy will be in effect for all LSU women’s basketball home games. Diaper bags must be clear and no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”. Backpacks, including drawstring/synch bags are strictly prohibited.
Fans with medically-necessary items will be allowed to enter the PMAC following a more thorough search at the designated inspection points. The lower level inspection will take place at the southeast corner entrance near the elevator and upper level inspection is available at the S concourse near the Ticket Office.
For other updates, information is available on LSUSports.net.
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