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Lady Tigers down Florida Gulf Coast in Seventh Straight Win, 69-46

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The LSU lady basketball team won their seventh straight game Tuesday night (Dec. 17) in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Knowing they would need a tight strategy going into the game, the Tigers held Florida Gulf to only four visits to the free throw line, where they made 0 for 4 and very few attempts at two pointers.

The win boosts the Lady Tigers to 9-1 for the season. A total of 2,190 fans were in attendance for the game at the Pete Mac.

The Lady Tigers welcomed Danielle Ballard back to the floor. Ballard has sat out the last two games due to an unspecified suspension regarding rule violations and has not played for the Tigers since the Nov. 30th game against Michigan in the New York for the Barclays Center Invitational.

Ballard is one of the Tiger's best defensive players and she took control of the game Tuesday night. Both her teammates and coach were pleased to have her back on the court.

Nikki Caldwell, the head coach for the Lady Tigers kept her players fresh by rotating players in and out of the game. This kept the Tigers in the lead and allowed them to extend the lead.

Caldwell had this to say about the game, “Different players have to step up at different times. Everyone played a part for us. The versatility of our team makes us hard to guard.”

The Tigers will next face North Carolina State on Friday, December 20, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in North Carolina.

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