No. 11 LSU returns to action for first time since exams, hosting Lamar

PHOTO BY: Jonathan Mailhes.

 No. 11 LSU (9-0) will be back in action for the first time in 10 days against Lamar (4-4) in the PMAC on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for their final home game of 2022.

The game will air on the SEC Network on 107.3 FM, in Baton Rouge.

LSU last took the floor on December 4 in a win over Tulane.

The Tigers were then off for finals week and had Sunday’s game canceled because of health and safety protocols within the New Orleans program. They will have three games in five days as it will face Montana State and Oregon State in Maui on Saturday and Sunday.

LSU will then be off over Christmas before returning to Baton Rouge to prepare for the SEC schedule which will begin December 29 at Arkansas.

LSU is 9-0 for the first time since the 2009-10 season as the Tigers have started the season hot. The addition of Angel Reese has been big as the Maryland transfer has recorded a double-double in every game up to this point in the season despite facing double- and triple-teams often when she gets the ball in the post.

“Angel is second on the team in assists (because of the attention she draws with the ball) and she’s proud of that,” LSU coach Kim Mulkey said. “It doesn’t faze her, really. She gets enough shots off that. She realizes that’s going to come. We prepare her for that every day.”

Alexis Morris, who is averaging 13.2 points, enters Wednesday’s game needing just 14 points to reach 1,000 points in her career.

In addition to Reese and Morris, Flau’jae Johnson (13.4 ppg), Jasmine Carson (12.8 ppg) and LaDazhia Williams (10.0 ppg) combine to give LSU five players that average in double figures. That combination has started seven of LSU’s nine games.

“We’ve got more options than just bigs,” Coach Mulkey said. “We’ve got kids that can take you off the dribble. We’ve got kids that can spot up and shoot the three. When you can get a little bit of all of it, I think teams have to choose their poison. They have to choose what they want to stop.”

Lamar played on the road last Thursday at Arkansas and took gave the Razorback all they could handle. Then Cardinals entered the fourth quarter down by four before the Razorbacks pulled away to win, 63-50, and remain undefeated.

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