Louisiana State 71, Auburn 66

Louisiana State 71, Auburn 66

BATON ROUGE, La. - Angel Reese had 25 points and 20 rebounds for her 17th double-double of the season, Last-Tear Poa added 13 points and No. 13 LSU beat Auburn 71-66 for its fifth straight victory.

Hailey Van Lith made a step-back jumper from the free-throw line with 1:20 left in the fourth quarter to give LSU a 67-61 lead. It was LSU’s first field goal in over six minutes. The Tigers held a two-possession lead the rest of the way as Poa made four straight free throws.

Reese was 8 of 13 from the field and 9 of 11 at the stripe to record her sixth career game with 25 points and 20 rebounds. Poa made 7 of 8 free throws as LSU went 23 of 27 compared to Auburn’s 16 attempts.

Flau’jae Johnson added 11 points off the bench for LSU (23-4, 10-3 SEC). Van Lith was just 2 of 8 from the field for seven points.

Honesty Scott-Grayson scored 28 points and made a career-high five 3-pointers for Auburn (16-10, 5-8). JaMya Mingo-Young added 16 points.

Scott-Grayson matched her season average of 17 points with 5:37 remaining in the second quarter after making four 3-pointers to help Auburn lead 28-25. But the Tigers would only make one more field goal the rest of the half as LSU closed on a 15-2 run to take a 40-30 lead on Johnson’s 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer.

LSU started the second quarter making just 2 of 8 shots before making 6 of 8. Reese had 11 points and nine rebounds in the first half. Reese scored 10 points in the third quarter, going 6 of 7 from the free-throw line, to help LSU lead 58-49.

Louisiana State athletics press release

February 22, 2024