Tuesday was a great night for the LSU women’s basketball team.
The Tigers (10-1) set a new program record for points scored and beat McNeese 133-49. The 133 points are a new program record and the 89-point margin of victory is also a new school record. The 133 points also is the 8th most points scored by a D1 team against another D1 team.
LSU went on a 47-0 run in the first half and held McNeese scoreless for the entire second quarter. At the half the score was 62-12.
“I told them at the half that we held them scoreless in the second quarter,” Kim Mulkey said. “I told them then I’m not really sure I’ve ever been a part of that. And then I found out about that run and you don’t think about it at the moment. I don’t know that I have been a part of that. It doesn’t matter who you’re playing – that is kind of crazy.”
It takes a village to score 133 points and LSU got contributions from just about everyone who took the floor. Six Tigers scored double-digit points, and of those six three had double-doubles. We got a nice glimpse into the future as two freshmen scored career highs including Aalyah Del Rosario. Del Rosario led all players with 27 points and 10 rebounds.
“For me it’s just about progress,” Del Rosario said. “Compared to the beginning of the season when I came here, I was not in the best shape. Now I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in. The support from my teammates and my coaching staff has been amazing.”
“You saw a couple things tonight that Aalyah couldn’t do earlier in the year,” Mulkey said. “She’s very proud of herself. And when you do things like that and you see results, the first thing that happens is you them become really, really confident.”