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LSU Lady Tigers blown out in Sweet 16, 73-47 by Louisville

3 years 1 month 4 weeks ago March 30, 2014 Mar 30, 2014 Sunday, March 30 2014 March 30, 2014 6:24 PM in LSU Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports2
By: Michael Cauble

The LSU Lady Tiger basketball season came to an abrupt end in the Sweet 16 with the Louisville Cardinals dismantling the team 73-47 on Sunday afternoon.

The 26 point loss was the worst in LSU postseason history and was never in doubt after the first half of play at the NCAA Louisville Regional.

The LSU team was playing shorthanded with two starting guards out of the game with injuries, senior guard Jeanne Kinney didn't even come to the arena with concussion problems and freshman guard Raigyne Moncrief was in street clothes with a torn ACL.

That thin depth showed at times as LSU had very few offensive options outside of Danielle Ballard, who for the third NCAA game in a row exploded for more than 20 points.

Ballard was the lone bright offensive spot for a Tiger team that struggled to find scoring, while at the same time allowing a barrage of three pointers from the Cardinals.

Louisville knocked down twelve three pointers to take control of the game and then eventually separate the score.

LSU got 24 from Ballard, seven from senior Theresa Plaisance, seven from guard DaShawn Harden, eight points from freshman Jasmine Rhodes and one point from senior forward Shanece McKinney.

The Lady Tigers finish their season with a 21-13 record and will say goodbye to three seniors.

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