LSU women’s hoops host No. 15 Texas A&M on Sunday

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BATON ROUGE – The LSU women’s basketball team returns to the friendly confines of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for a three-game homestand to start the second half of SEC play. The Tigers host No. 15 Texas A&M at 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, February 2. Sunday is the first of three return games against A&M, Missouri and Tennessee.

LSU is 15-5 overall and 5-3 in SEC play, while the Aggies are 18-3 overall and 6-2 in conference action. The Tigers got out of College Station with a 57-54 win over Texas A&M on January 9, 2020. LSU has the potential to pull off the regular season sweep of Texas A&M since the Aggies joined the SEC. The teams are permanent partners and have played each other twice every season since 2012-13. LSU has yet to get the season sweep in the series. The overall series is tied at 14-14, while LSU holds an 8-4 lead in Baton Rouge.

LSU has three wins against Top 15 opponents this season, beating then-No. 15 Michigan State, 58-56 on November 29, then-No. 10 Texas A&M, 57-54 on January 9 and then-No. 11 Kentucky, 65-59 on January 19.

Sunday’s game will be broadcast on the SEC Network and is available on the ESPN app with Tiffany Greene and Steffi Sorensen calling the action. Fans can also listen to Patrick Wright call the game on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Wright is in his 30th season as the “Voice of the Lady Tigers” and is joined on home broadcasts by Jeff Palermo. Fans can listen on 107.3 FM and audio broadcasts are available online at LSUSports.net/live. Live stats will be available at LSUsports.net.

Sunday is also LSU’s celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Prior to the game, fans are invited to hear from several LSU female administrators about their journeys while working in intercollegiate athletics. The panel begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Legends Club.

Texas A&M is tied for fourth place in the SEC going into Sunday’s game. The Aggies have gotten a taste of life without Chennedy Carter over the past couple of games since the junior guard left the last meeting against LSU with an ankle injury. Outside of Carter’s 20.6 points per game, Ciera Johnson and Kayla Wells are leading the team with 13.5 and 13.1 points per game, respectively, while N’dea Jones is averaging 11.2 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.

Head coach Gary Blair has been the head coach of the Aggies since 2003 and earned his 800th collegiate coaching win earlier in the season.

The series is tied, 14-14.

(Press Release provided by LSU Athletics.)

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