LSU women's basketball faced undefeated South Carolina on Sunday and gave up 29 points in the first quarter, to which the Lady Tigers matched eleven.
"We didn't start really relaxing and playing really toward the second half," LSU women's basketball head coach Nikki Fargas said. "But it's going to be very difficult to win any ball game when you're not putting points on the board and then you're allowing teams to just run the basketball back at you."
Fargas continuously emphasizes strong defense to her team, however the Lady Tigers struggled on that side of the ball.
Regardless, Fargas praises her players for their performance in the second half. LSU matched South Carolina's scoring in the fourth quarter, each with fifteen points.
Fargas credits junior Ayana Mitchell and sophomore Shayla Pointer for their grit against the Gamecocks. Mitchell had eleven total rebounds and Pointer snagged six.
LSU will have a chance to redeem themselves on January 17th against Kentucky. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the PMAC.