The Lady Tiger basketball team played an outstanding game Sunday night (Feb. 10), outlasting No. 9 Georgia for a 62-54 win in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on the LSU Campus according to LSU Sports.
The Tigers lost a close game against No. 12 Tennessee this past Thursday night and held on during the final minutes of the game for the upset against Georgia. The Tigers were able to convert 9 of 12 free throws against Georgia in the final two minutes of the game for a win.
Theresa Plaisance led the Tigers with 13 points, to overcome Georgia in the Pink Game, benefiting breast cancer awareness.
Nikki Caldwell, head coach of the women's basketball team had this to say about the game, "I'm very proud of this team, especially after the loss on Thursday. We could have wallowed in the fact that we let that one go. But they came back today with a lot of courage, and a lot of character. Their work ethic on the defensive end was impeccable. I thought we did a very good job of disrupting a very good offensive team in Georgia."
The Tigers made 73.9% of their free throws for the night, sinking 17 of 23 attempts at the line. Jeanne Kennedy was responsible for 6 of the free throws, which also marked a career high for her.
The win for the Tigers snapped Georgia's four game winning streak. The Tigers are now 14-10 and 5-6 SEC for the season. Georgia is now 20-4, 8-3.