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Women’s Basketball Wins Second Straight SEC Game, Beats Ole Miss 75-66

Lady Tigers rally to beat Ole Miss in overtime for the second time this season

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 06 SEC Women’s Tournament - LSU vs Mississippi State

The LSU women’s basketball team had a great week last week, picking up a road upset win over the No. 22 Georgia Bulldogs Thursday, and came from behind to beat Ole Miss Sunday.

The wins improve LSU to 8-7 overall and 6-3 in SEC play, tying them with Kentucky for fourth place in the SEC.

Thursday’s 60-52 win over Georgia was powered by a 25-11 scoring margin in the fourth quarter. Sophomore guard Tiara Young led LSU in scoring with 17 points off the bench.

Sunday’s win over Ole Miss was a virtual repeat of the two’s meeting on January 4. The Tigers, just as they did in the first game, came from behind and outscored Ole Miss 20 to 12 to force overtime. And in that overtime period, six different Tigers scored and LSU dominated the extra session by a 12-3 margin.

The difference in LSU’s second win over Ole Miss compared to its first was the absence of head coach Nikki Fargas. LSU was instead led by Charlene Thomas-Swinson as Fargas was out because of contact tracing issues due to an external media obligation.

“It’s a group effort. I think that was awesome,” Thomas-Swinson said. “You know you can’t script it with what it means for our bench, to give as much as they are. They see the game evolve through their lens and see what we can do to pick a team apart.”

Khayla Pointer scored a team-best 25 points and continues to climb up the program’s scoring list; and against Georgia Pointer also became the eighth player in program history to record 400 career assists.

Faustine Aifuwa, as usual, was dominant in the interior with 17 points and 16 rebounds, which tied a career-best.

Up next for the Tigers is a trip to College Station to take on the No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies. This will be the second meeting of the season for the two, LSU won the first game in Baton Rouge 65-61 on January 14.