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Aneesah Morrow, Angel Reese Lead LSU To First SEC Win + Olivia Dunne & LSU Gym Open Season TONIGHT

No. 7 LSU Women’s Basketball had three 20-point scorers to open its SEC slate with a 92-72 win over Missouri Thursday night in the PMAC. Flau’Jae Johnson finished with a season high 24 points and 5 rebounds on 11-17 from the field. The total marked the second straight game Johnson reached 20 points or more. Not only was the sophomore productive on offense, Johnson had 3 steals, a block, and locked up Mizzou all night.

Angel Reese earned her seventh double-double of the season on 21 points and 13 boards. Reese added 4 assists and a steal. Aneesah Morrow recorded her ninth double-double in a row with a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds. Going into the game Morrow needed seven rebounds to reach 1,000 in her college career. Mikaylah Williams also scored 11 to reach double figures for the 12th time in her 15 collegiate games.

For the majority of the game LSU played just six players. Point guards Hailey Van Lith and Last-Tear Poas shared time at the one as the other four starters played for nearly the entire game. Those four were Morrow, Johnson, Reese, and Williams. After going into the half up by seven, LSU separated itself in the third quarter, outsourcing Missouri by 15 out of the break to carry a 22-point lead into the fourth.

The Tigers will travel to Oxford on Sunday to take on Ole Miss at 2:00 p.m. inside The Pavillion for its second conference contest of the season. LSU will return home next Thursday to host Texas A&M at 7:00 p.m.

The third-ranked LSU Gymnastics team kicks off the 2024 season against No. 14 Ohio State on Friday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m. CT inside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.Introductions begin at 7:19 p.m. in the PMAC followed by the banner drop for the 2023 Final Four team. Competition begins with the first vault set for 7:32 p.m. CT. The opening Friday Night Heights competition will air on SEC Network with Bart Connor and Kathy Johnson Clarke on the call.

LSU is 39-14-1 in season openers inside the PMAC. The Tigers hold an undefeated 13-0-0 record against the Buckeyes and are 3-0-0 at home. The two teams last met during the regular season in 2005 when the Tigers defeated the Buckeyes away from home in a ranked matchup. LSU and Ohio State last faced each other in postseason competition at the 2013 NCAA Columbus Regional.The Buckeyes earned its highest result in the WCGA preseason coaches’ poll in 10 years after being voted No. 14. The Buckeyes finished the 2023 regular season 13th nationally. Ohio State returns 11 members from last season’s roster and welcomes six newcomers to the roster. The Buckeyes closed the 2023 season with a program-record score of 197.750 in the NCAA Regional Final, just .10 shy of qualifying for the national championship meet.

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