LSU falls to Florida 82-56 in final home game

LSU falls to Florida 82-56 in final home game

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BATON ROUGE, LA - In the final home game of the regular season, the LSU women's basketball team shot 40 percent from the field and over 60 percent from the line, but in the end the 11 three-pointers by the visiting Florida Gators proved to be too much as the Lady Tigers fell 82-56 Thursday evening inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

LSU (9-19, 3-12 SEC) started the game on fire and kept up with the Gators (21-7, 9-6 SEC) after shooting 75 percent after the first ten minutes and went into the half down just eight points. However, Florida went on to score 26 points in the third and 16 in the fourth, while holding the Tigers to just five points in the final frame to pull away late.

The 11 three-pointers was the most that LSU had allowed its opponent this season, with Florida making six in the first half alone. In the last game between the two squads last month, Florida was just 4-of-10 from behind the arc.

The Gators forced LSU into a season-high 30 turnovers and scored 35 points off the miscues, the first time they've given up that many since playing UConn. The Lady Tigers scored just 10 points off 18 UF turnovers

Alexis Hyder led the Lady Tigers with her ninth double-double of the season, turning in 14 points and 12 rebounds. She has scored in double figures in 18 games this season and has hauled in 10-plus rebounds in 10 games. Rina Hill and Akilah Bethel also scored in double figures, chipping in 11 points and 10 points, respectively.

Cassie Peoples led Florida with 22 points. She was 8-of-11 from the field, including a 4-of-6 mark from three-point range. Ronni Williams scored 13 points, and Eleanna Christinaki added 12 points for the Gators. Williams led her squad with five rebounds.