Information provided by LSU Sports
GREENVILLE, SC - Chloe Jackson powered LSU with a double-double of 22 points and a career-high 14 rebounds as LSU advanced to the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament with a 65-49 win over Ole Miss here at Bon Secours Wellness Arena Thursday evening.
With the win, LSU improved to 20-10 overall, marking head coach Nikki Fargas’ fourth 20-win season with the Lady Tigers.
Jackson, who recorded her second double-double of the season was 8-of-14 from the field and 5-of-8 from the free-throw line. Her previous high in rebounding was 10 against UTEP in the Paradise Jam.
Freshman Ayana Mitchell scored 14 points off a 6-of-11 effort from the field. She hit two of her three free-throw attempts. Mitchell also registered seven rebounds, 2 blocked shots and two steals. Raigyne Moncrief rounded out the double-digit scoring with 10 points. Moncrief only played 26 minutes because of foul trouble, but she did manage to register three steals in the win. The SEC Defensive Player of the Year has recorded at least two steals in each of the last 18 games. She also led the Lady Tigers with a game-high four assists.
LSU was down by as many as 11 points in the second quarter, primarily because Moncrief was on the bench in foul trouble. She didn’t reenter the game until 3:35 left in the second period, and once she was back in the game, LSU made a late rally and utilized a 10-0 run to end the half. The Lady Tigers went into the locker room down by just one, 30-29. LSU outrebounded Ole Miss, 16-13, in the first half and shot just 36 percent (10-28) from the field. Ole Miss shot 48% (12-25) from the field and hit two treys.