LSU Women lose season finale to Arkansas, miss out on SEC double-bye

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LSU women’s basketball ended their season in a rematch against Arkansas, but with forward Faustine Aifuwa in foul trouble in the third quarter, the Lady Tigers could not keep pace with the Razorbacks at the foul line. LSU’s 15-26 foul line performance was not enough with the Arkansas making 23 out of 32 attempts.

“Way too many free throws given and too much fouling on our part. That’s something that we’ve got to correct. You can’t play this game and circle the free throw line. Look at the numbers we missed and the numbers we gave up,” head coach Nikki Fargas said.

LSU still had a chance late in the game thanks to guard Jailin Cherry and forward Awa Trasi. Trasi totaled 13 points and eight rebounds for the game, and Cherry’s 16 points, 10 rebound performance marked her first career double-double.

“I think the play of Jailin Cherry was huge. She really stepped up and gave us some extra possessions; thought Awa Trasi, especially in the second half, but it’s a 40 minutes game. You can’t come in playing a team like Arkansas flat. You’ve got to be on top of your game.”

LSU’s loss means the Lady Tigers will not have a chance at finishing in the top four of the conference, and the team won’t have the double-bye in the SEC tournament.

Click the video for Coach Fargas’s full post game presser.

Video courtesy of KNWA.

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