It was another underwhelming performance for the LSU women’s basketball team, setting a new season-long five game losing streak with a 58-47 loss to Georgia. This marks the fourth straight loss by double digits for the Tigers.
Offensively, the Tigers went just 8-25 in the first half and 8-24 in the second half. Jasmine Rhodes went 1-12 from the field. Alexis Hyder recorded another double-double on ten points and 12 rebounds. Shanice Norton led all Tigers with 15 points.
Although the Tigers never led in the first half, they did their best to keep the game close. Through the first half, Georgia never held a lead greater than seven and LSU was down just three at the break. LSU would briefly take the lead on a Rina Hill jumper, putting the Tigers up 26-25 in the third quarter. That lead would last for less than a minute as the Dawgs would retake the lead and never relinquish it. Any chance the Tigers had at regaining the lead quickly evaporated as Georgia went up by seven to end the third quarter and spent most of the fourth quarter leading by double-digits. Georgia’s Caliya Robinson had 19 points and 11 rebounds while Shacobia Barbee posted 14 points and ten rebounds.
It’s close to impossible to see how the Lady Tigers will win another game this season with matchups against A&M, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina still to come. At the moment, it looks like a two team race between Ole Miss and LSU for the last place in the SEC, with the Rebels currently holding a half game lead for second-to-last place.