No. 13 LSU falls 66-60 to No. 1 South Carolina, ending 13-game win streak

LSU guard Khayla Pointer (3)
LSU guard Khayla Pointer (3)(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)
Published: Jan. 6, 2022 at 8:59 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 6, 2022 at 9:10 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The winning streak for No. 13 LSU (14-2, 2-1 SEC) ends at 13 games as No. 1 South Carolina (14-1, 2-1 SEC) came into the Pete Maravich Center to knock off the Tigers, 66-60.

South Carolina was able to overcome a six-point deficit and outscored the Tigers by 12 in the second half. LSU is now 2-8 all-time against No. 1 ranked teams.

LSU was outrebounded by South Carolina, 48-25, with Aliyah Boston, one of the Southeastern Conference’s top rebounders, leading the way with 18 boards. She added 19 points to go along with two steals and three blocks.

Paid attendance for the game was 9,190 and the fans brought the energy with them to the PMAC. South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley had a comment about the crowd that included former LSU head coach Nikki Fargas.

South Carolina had two other players in double figures, Zia Cooke added 17 points, and Destanni Henderson added 14.

The Tigers were led by senior guard Khayla Pointer who had 22 points shooting 10-for-25 from the field. Alexis Morris added 14 points shooting 7-for-16 from the field. LSU did not shoot the three well against the Gamecocks, shooting only 1-for-7 from behind the arc with Pointer’s three was the only one made.

LSU’s next game will be against Auburn as they will travel to Alabama to take on the Tigers on Sunday, Jan 9 at 4 p.m.

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