Augustus hits for 2000th point of career

Seimone Augustus scored her 2,000th career point late in the second half to highlight an in-state victory for the No. 3 LSU women's basketball team over New Orleans, 72-41, on Monday evening in the Maravich Center.

Augustus, who became the fourth player in LSU women's basketball history to accomplish the feat, led LSU (5-0) with 23 points on 9-of-12 shooting. She added six rebounds and made all five free throw attempts in only 25 minutes of play.

"It means a lot to me, but it means more to get a win," Augustus said of her milestone. "I never expected to do something like this so fast. It says a lot about my teammates."

The Lady Tigers scored the games first 12 points of the game in four minutes to take control and never looked back.

"We came out and executed well, but then it went away," LSU head coach Pokey Chatman said. "I did not think the energy was bad, but the execution was not always there."

LSU had not played a game since Nov. 26, a 15 day lay-off.

Sophomore center Sylvia Fowles had 15 points and a team-high seven rebounds, while sophomore guard Quianna Chaney added 12 points. The Lady Tigers finished 26 of 56 from the field for 46.4 percent.

LSU won the game on the defensive side of the court, pressing the Privateers throughout the first half and forcing 28 turnovers in the contest and scoring 30 points off of the UNO mistakes.

The Lady Tigers tallied 21 steals.

New Orleans (2-5) was led by Jada Frazier, who came off the bench to score 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Forward Talishia Young added eight points and eight rebounds.

The Privateers finished 16 of 46 from the field for 34.8 percent.

LSU returns to action for a difficult road swing against No. 4 Ohio State in Columbus on Thursday, Dec. 15, before taking on Kentucky in its Southeastern Conference opener in Lexington on Sunday, Dec. 18.

The Lady Tigers and Buckeyes will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 6:30 p.m. CST, while LSU will face the Lady Wildcats on SEC-TV at noon CST. Both games can be heard live on the LSU Sports Radio Network (107.3 FM in Baton Rouge) and in the Geaux Zone on

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