Survive and advance: LSU Women's Basketball tops Jackson State by just three points in the first round of March Madness

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LSU women's basketball survived a tight game against Jackson State on Saturday afternoon in the PMAC.

The No. 14 seed Jackson State almost pulled off the first upset of its kind in an electric fight against the No. 3 Lady Tigers. 

The first-round victory snapped Jackson State's 21-game win streak and ended the team's season. 

Khayla Pointer gave an exceptional performance with 26 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals, making her the only player in the last 20 years to achieve those stats in both a men's and women's NCAA Tournament game.

Jailin Cherry also scored a career high of 24 points, and Faustine Aifuwa had 17 points and 14 rebounds.

LSU trailed a good bit of the second half and tied the game up at 77 with less than a minute left to play.

Pointer threw up a clutch 3-pointer to take the lead 80-77 with only 49 seconds left, and that lead would last until the final buzzer.

After giving its fanbase a scare, LSU beat Jackson State 83-77 and will advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Lady Tigers will face No.6 Ohio State on Monday on their home court in the PMAC.

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