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Tulane Hands Lady Tigers First Loss Of The Season

Krystal Freeman leads Green Wave to the upset

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Tulane entered this game one victory away from the program’s 700th win all-time. Early on, it looked as if the Lady Tigers would defend their home court and deny the Green Wave a victory for the third consecutive season. LSU controlled most of the first half and took a two point lead into the break. However, a third quarter in which the Tigers only put up seven points allowed Tulane to grab the lead with 17:02 remaining in the game. Tulane wouldn't surrender that lead for the remainder of the game. The Green Wave went on to win 56-54.

The main issue for LSU in this game was the lack perimeter scoring. Entering this season, the Lady Tigers were forced to replace two guards in Raigyne Louis and Chloe Jackson. In the 2017-18 season, the two guards combined for 34.2 points per game. Currently, replacing these two talented guards is giving head coach Nikki Fargas fits.

Ayana Mitchell continues to assert her dominance on the block. The Junior notched her third double-double in as many games. Mitchell also tied her career high in rebounds with 18. Ayana will need to continue her terrific play if LSU wants to make their third straight NCAA tournament.

Krystal Freeman led her Green Wave in scoring with ten points.

LSU will look to get back to their winning ways when they travel to Tallahassee to take on 18th ranked Florida State on Sunday.