BATON ROUGE, La. - No. 5 LSU (27-1, 15-1) matched the best regular season record in program history (2004-05) on senior day as the Tigers defeated Mississippi State (20-9, 9-7 SEC) 74-59 in front of a record crowd in the PMAC.
LSU will play in the SEC Tournament in Greenville, S.C. next Friday at 5 p.m. CT as the No. 2 seed against the winner of No. 10 Auburn and No. 7 Georgia
The rowdy crowd of 15,721 broke the all-time attendance record for any event held in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Standout transfer, Angel Reese, continued to write her name in the record books as she tied LSU legend Sylvia Fowles for most double-doubles in a single season with 27. Reese scored 23 points and hauled in 26 boards. Reese's 26 rebounds were her second highest of the season, she recorded a program record 28 against Texas A&M.
Fellow transfer, LaDazhia Williams, dropped 16 and recorded 4 rebounds in the win. Alexis Morris put together another great performance and tied Reese to lead the team with 23 points.
Louisiana native, JerKaila Jordan led the Bulldogs with 16 points and 4 boards. She was followed by the 6-5 center, Jessika Carter who dropped 10 and brought down 6 rebounds. Jordan and Carter were the only Bulldogs to score in double figures.
Seniors: LaDazhia Williams, Jasmine Carson, Emily Ward, and Alexis Morris were all honored at halftime in front of the sold-out crowd.
After dropping the first quarter 15-14, the Tiger fought back to earn a 6-point lead by the half. LSU maintained its lead the entire third quarter keeping the Bulldogs out of reach. The Tigers fed off of the PMAC energy to extend its lead to as much as 15 in the final quarter.