DURHAM --Louisiana State’s women’s basketball team summoned its usual prickly defense and bottled up Hartford for a 60-39 victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
With long arms and quick anticipation, the seventh-seeded Lady Tigers frustrated just about everyone on Hartford roster’s on its way to a second round game on Monday. They forced 17 turnovers, collected seven steals and blocked d shots, holding the Hawks to their season low points and 29 percent from the field
LSU's L Barrett led all scores with 20 points and 11 rebounds.
The seventh-seeded Lady Tigers used a 17-0 run in the first half to jump ahead of the Hawks. They also used their trademark defense to hold their opponents scoreless for nearly eight minutes during that run.
With six minutes remaining the Lady Tigers led 19-8 and were in full control of the contest, attacking inside and jumping in passing lanes for steals.