The 20th-ranked LSU women renew their in-state rivalry with the Tulane Green Wave at 7 p.m. Saturday in Fogelman Arena.
LSU (2-0) will be playing the first of three games in four days as the Lady Tigers host Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Northwestern on Monday and Tuesday next week. The Lady Tigers are coming off a 51-40 win over No. 14 Georgetown on Wednesday night at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
The 40 points scored by the Hoyas were the fewest ever by a top-15 ranked team against LSU. It was also the highest ranked non-conference home victory for LSU since defeating fifth-ranked Ohio State, 75-51 in 2006.
Tulane is also off to a 2-0 start following wins over Loyola-New Orleans and UL-Monroe. The Green Wave features three double-figure scorers led by junior guard Olivia Grayson, who averages 14 points per game.
Grayson was key in last year's meeting that saw Tulane snap LSU's 33-game winning streak against in-state opponents with a 54-52 win last year in Baton Rouge.
Lady Tigers' senior LaSondra Barrett has been outstanding in two games, averaging a team-high 13.5 points and gathering 6 rebounds per contest. She scored a game-high 22 points in the last meeting against Tulane in New Orleans in 2009. Barrett had 7 points in overtime to lift the Lady Tigers to a 73-65 win.
Sophomore guard Jeanne Kenney is posting 9 points per contest, and senior forward Courtney Jones leads the Lady Tigers in rebounding with 7 boards per game.
As a team, LSU is holding opponents to 48 points per game and a 27.6 percent field-goal percentage. Conversely, the Lady Tigers are averaging 57.5 points per game and shooting 46.5 percent from the floor.
No. 20 Lady Tigers head to Tulane
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