Auburn – LSU Meet Tonight in SEC Tournament
Against Mississippi State, Blanche Alverson became only the second Auburn women’s basketball player to amass 200 career three-pointers.
February 17, 2013, that’s when Auburn women’s basketball put the brakes on a losing streak by throttling arch rival Alabama 70-53. It was the game that effectively turned the Tigers season around.
The Tigers completed their best regular season record in four years after defeating Mississippi Sate in the season final on Sunday 74-65; earning a second round berth in the SEC Tournament.
Tonight Auburn (16-13) will face off against LSU (19-10) at 7:30 p.m. at the Gwinnett Center Arena in Duluth, Ga.
This will be the sixth meeting all-time between Auburn and LSU in the SEC Tournament with Auburn winning all five previous meetings. The two teams met once this season, with LSU getting the win 59-55.
The Tigers are glad to have another chance at the Bayou Bengals. Senior forward, Blanche Alverson said,” We think (the LSU game) was a game we let slip away from us. So we have some confidence going into the second round.”
After winning three of the team’s last five games of the season, Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy likes the confidence her team has entering postseason play. Hopefully Auburn can ride the new found momentum to the tournament finals.
It won’t come easy as the Purple Tigers come into the game riding a six game winning streak of their own.
Auburn has found their late season success by playing a new style based on high pressure and a fast break offense. The Tigers will be led by Alverson and All-SEC Team member Hasina Muhammad. Hasina has been averaging nearly 15 points per game and has had seven 20-point games.
For her part Alverson has been on a tear lately. She scored 22 against Vanderbilt and had a career high 32 against Mississippi State.
The Tigers are playing their best basketball of the year right now; if they get by LSU tonight, they may be poised to make a run in the tournament. The game will be televised by Sports South and on ESPN3. Tip off will be at 7:30 CST.
Go Tigers! Beat LSU!
UPDATE: Auburn made a mad run in the last five minutes to almost pull it out but a 3 pointer bounces out at the buzzer giving LSU the win 65 -62.