LSU opens regular season under Mulkey with 82-40 win over Nicholls State

LSU Women’s Basketball
LSU head coach Kim Mulkey
LSU head coach Kim Mulkey(Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)
Published: Nov. 9, 2021 at 5:34 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2021 at 1:51 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The much-anticipated debut of new LSU women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey did not disappoint.

The Tigers opened their 2021-22 regular season against in-state opponent Nicholls State at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

LSU defeated Nicholls, 82-40.

LSU guard Khayla Pointer (3)
LSU guard Khayla Pointer (3)(Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

Senior guard Khalya Pointer, who was named Preseason First-Team All-SEC, became only the third player in program history to record a triple-double in a game.

Senior center Faustine Aifuwa surpassed 1,000 career points with eight points in the win.

The Tigers are now 1-0 on the season and will host Florida Gulf Coast at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14.

Mulkey, a native of Tickfaw, La., is beginning her first season at the helm for the Tigers after spending the last 21 seasons at Baylor and winning three National Titles during her time in Waco, Texas. During her head coaching career she became the fastest to reach 600 wins needing only 700 games to due so. Mulkey is also the only person ever to win NCAA Championships as a player, an assistant coach and a head coach.

The Tigers have dominated the series against the Colonels with a 14-0 record. LSU has held Nicholls State below 50 points in each of the past five matchups.

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