The game will be aired live on ESPN2 and can be heard live on the LSU Sports Radio Network.
LSU (14-0, 3-0 SEC) enters the game coming off a 79-46 victory at home over
on Thursday night. The Lady
Tigers' own the nation's third-longest winning streak at 14 straight games.
UConn (15-2, 5-0 BIG EAST) has won three straight games since falling to
last week. Monday's game will be the
fourth game in seven days for the Huskies. UConn defeated Seton Hall, Tennessee Cincinnati and in BIG EAST play since the loss. St.
"Again we step outside of conference play to face perennial power
," LSU head coach Pokey Chatman said. "I see this as yet another opportunity for us to get better as a basketball team". Connecticut
Seimone Augustus leads LSU into the match-up of two of the 2004 NCAA Final Four teams. The senior guard is averaging 20.0 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Sophomore center Sylvia Fowles is the Lady Tigers' top rebounder with 10.5 per game and is adding 17.4 points per contest.
Senior forward Ann Strother leads UConn. She is averaging 15.9 points and 5.6 rebounds, while sophomore guard Mel Thomas is posting 14.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per outing.
This will be just the second meeting between the two schools. UConn won the only other meeting, 86-71, on March 27, 2000 in the NCAA East Regional Final in
Following the game LSU will return to Southeastern Conference action by hosting
Alabama on Thursday at 7 p.m. CST in the . Pete Maravich Assembly Center