LSU womens hoops falls at home to #3 UConn
BATON ROUGE - Katie Lou Samuelson scored a career-high 28 points, Kia Nurse added a season best 15 points along with eight assists, and No. 3 UConn handed LSU its first loss of the season, 76-53 on Sunday night.
Crystal Dangerfield added 10 points and Gabby Williams grabbed 10 rebounds for UConn (3-0), which extended college basketball's longest active winning streak to 78 games.
Samuelson, a 6-3 sophomore who was among the nation's best freshmen last season, hit seven of her eight made shots from 3-point range and also sank all five of her free throws.
Raigyne Moncrief scored 15 for LSU (3-1), which trailed by 21 at halftime and struggled to get much closer than that for much of the second half. Alexis Hyder added 11 points for the Lady Tigers.