New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-11-25 20:44:00 –
Less than 12 hours after playing the best match of the Kim Marquee era, the LSU women’s basketball team leaves town for a Thanksgiving “business trip”.
The Tigers will play two games this week at the San Juan Shootout at the Roberto Clemente Coliseo in New Mexico on Friday and in Missouri on Saturday. The Tigers will play NMSU at 1:30 pm on Friday and at Missouri State University at 11:15 am on Saturday.
Marquee reminded players that after a 75-58 victory over Tulane on Tuesday, he had time to go to the beach, but his goal was to win two basketball games.
“I want you to understand that you’re on a business trip at first, but I’m looking forward to it,” Marquee said. “Three quarters of the team weren’t there. Why don’t you go there and have them enjoy the waves and do what you want to do? They went there and two You need to understand that you want to win a basketball game, where you need to do a quick turnaround. “
Not a bad reward for the team that made 58 spots in 29th place RealtimeRPI.com Ranking by victory on Tuesday. However, Missouri is a permanent power among mid-sized majors and is ranked 6th in the same poll. New Mexico comes in at number 203.
When LSU won 75-58 against the experiment, four games to the Kim Marquis era, the promise of a better era was more clearly focused …
“When you look at medium-sized programs, Mizu is always one of the best,” says Mulkey. “It’s very good, like the Gulf of Florida. True college basketball fans know they can beat you. Mizu is one of the top 3-4 mid-majors each year.”
Missouri State University is 52-8, with two Missouri Valley Conference titles and two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances under the direction of Amaka Aggua Hamilton, who is entering his third season. The Bears are headed by a 6’1 senior post Jasmine Franklin with an average of 15.5 points and 14.5 rebounds. Senior guard Blythe calip averages 11.8 points and 4.5 rebounds.
New Mexico scored a balanced score in a 4-guard lineup, led by 6-3 forward Bigue Sarr, averaging 12.3 points and 7.0 rebounds. The other three players average at least 11 points per game. Director Brooke Atkinson is her 11th season and her team has played four NCAA tournaments since 2015.
LSU has a strong offensive performance against a solid Tulane team. The Tigers shot 47.8%, including 58.8 in the second quarter, which took the lead with a 15-0 run. Defensively, LSU forced a 17-turnover and Tulane shot 31.8 from the field.
Faustin Aifwa had the best 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks of the season, but Marquee was pleased to have two players with five players. Khyala Pointer had 14 points and 6 assists, and Autumn Newby had one rebound, less than double-double.
“Our defense was solid,” Marquee said. “We didn’t expose ourselves too much. It continued to lead us. Doing it differently than when we played here last time gives us confidence.
“If you have five kids who are confident in shooting basketball and they like to spread their wealth, we take it. Sometimes someone is spending a holiday night and they are others. You have to do that. Protect for you and rebound for you. Measure how an individual plays because of what they are doing for offensive purposes. Don’t allow that. Measure consistency. When they stop shooting, I’ll take them out. “
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