From LSU Sports
BATON ROUGE – The No. 15/17 LSU women's basketball team will face one final tune-up prior to its season-opener as the Lady Tigers host Mississippi College in a free admission exhibition game at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
No tickets are required for entry. The 2013-14 Lady Tiger poster and schedule card will be distributed in the fan zone on the concourse.
The contest will be carried live on the LSU Sports Radio Network on Talk 107.3 FM in Baton Rouge with Patrick Wright handling the call. The tipoff show begins at 1:30 p.m. and fans are invited to stay as listen to coach Nikki Caldwell's postgame interview courtside at the Maravich Center.
Members of the Geaux Zone can watch free live streaming HD video and listen to audio of the game at LSUsports.net.
All nine LSU players who saw the floor contributed in a 95-24 exhibition win over Tennessee Temple on Wednesday night. Four players scored in double-figures, two registered double-digit rebounds and the Lady Tigers' freshmen trio of Raigyne Moncrief, Jasmine Rhodes and Rina Hill combined for 46 points.
Still head coach Nikki Caldwell has urged the team on focusing for playing 40 minutes. LSU's lead remained in the single digits until the 8:10 mark of the first half when the squad separated the score with great defensive pressure.
"I liked our intensity in the first game but we need to learn to play for 40 minutes," said Caldwell. "That's one area I will challenge this group in. Saturday's game gives us another chance to improve and work on several combinations before the season officially begins."
The Lady Tigers host Stephen F. Austin the opening round of the WNIT, which is also the Sue Gunter Classic, on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Individual tickets for that game and season tickets are on sale now at www.LSUtix.net.
LSU received its highest Associated Press preseason poll ranking since 2009 as the Lady Tigers were tabbed No. 15 on Friday. LSU is ranked 17th in the USA Today Coaches' poll.
Mississippi College is picked to finish sixth in the American Southwest Conference, which is part of the National Community College Athletic Association. The Lady Choctaws, based in Clinton, Miss., are playing their first game of the season.