Morris’s career-high 31 points leads No. 3 LSU over Vols; remain unbeaten in SEC play

LSU guard Alexis Morris (45)
LSU guard Alexis Morris (45)(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)
Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 8:02 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 30, 2023 at 8:04 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - No. 3 LSU (21-0, 9-0 SEC) faced its biggest test so far this season as the Tigers hosted Tennessee (16-8, 8-1 SEC) in a battle of unbeatens in conference play at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Monday, Jan. 30.

The Tigers took down the Vols, 76-68, to remain one of the two teams undefeated in the SEC, joining No. 1 South Carolina.

Alexis Morris, the veteran of the Tigers scored a career-high 31 points in the win over the Vols. Morris shot 50% from the field and was 1-for-2 from behind the arc, she also added six rebounds and five steals. The “Bayou Barbie” Angel Reese finished the game with 16 points and 16 rebounds, extending her double-double streak to 21 games.

Tennessee got within one point of the Tigers’ lead in the fourth quarter, but LSU was able to go on an 11-0 run to extend their lead back to double digits.

No. 3 LSU will host Georgia on Thursday, Feb. 2 with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

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