Lady Tiger hoops drop second straight on the road
Georgetown, VA - Senior guard Adrienne Webb scored a game-high 21 points, but LSU's comeback attempt from a nine-point deficit in the final 1:22 fell short as Georgetown held on to beat the Lady Tigers 71-69 on Monday night in McDonough Arena.
LSU (1-2) dropped its second straight game on its current four-game road trip, while falling to Georgetown (2-1) for the first time in the series history. The Lady Tigers had a chance to tie it in the final 20 seconds, trailing 69-66, but Jeanne Kenney's three misfired off the iron.
The Hoyas connected for nine threes on the night, including four from Brittany Horne. All-Big East guard Sugar Rodgers finished with 17 points and eight rebounds. Both teams struggled mightily from the free throw line. LSU shot 14-of-26, while Georgetown was just 18-of-32 and that kept the game alive for the Lady Tigers down the stretch.
"We can't miss free throws like that down the stretch," said LSU head coach Nikki Caldwell. "We had some open looks and didn't knock them down. We had plenty of opportunities to stretch this game out in the second half. We did what we had to do to comeback but then had to do it all over again. There is a lot of fight in this team. We need to put it together for 40 minutes."
LSU hits the road again Wednesday in preparation for the Florida International Thanksgiving Classic. The Lady Tigers play No. 14 West Virginia at 7 p.m. CT Friday in Miami, Fla. Iowa and FIU also make up the field. The two winners and two losers play each other on Sunday.