GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Louisiana State 65, Texas A&M 61

BATON ROUGE, La. - Khayla Pointer scored seven points in overtime and LSU spoiled No. 7 Texas A&M's bid for the best start in program history, beating the Aggies 65-61.

Pointer banked in a long off-balance 3-pointer to give LSU a 59-54 lead with 2:28 left. Texas A&M (12-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) trailed 62-58 with 19 seconds left, and Kayla Wells charging foul ended the Aggies hopes.

Tiara Young led LSU (5-6, 3-2) with 20 points. Faustine Aifuwa had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Pointer finished with 17 points.

Texas A&M's N'dea Jones had 16 points and 11 rebounds.

LSU outrebounded Texas A&M 40-31.

Destiny Pitts' 3-pointer with 49 seconds left gave Texas A&M a 53-52 lead, its first since leading 10-9 in the first quarter. After Jones took a charge, Aaliyah Wilson added a free throw for a two-point lead.

Aifuwa scored in the lane to tie the score 54-54 with 5.8 seconds left. The LSU defense then forced a turnover as Texas A&M didn't get off a shot before the final buzzer.


Associated Press

January 14, 2021