BATON ROUGE, La.- No. 14 Texas A&M fell 80-78 to LSU in a women's basketball game at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center Sunday.
The Aggies (19-7, 8-4 SEC), who were down eight with 2:05 left to play, clawed back into the game, and had two opportunities to tie or win at the end of the game, but Chennedy Carter's potential game-winning 3-point attempt was off-line.
LSU (16-7, 8-4 SEC) was led by Chloe Jackson, who scored 27 points. Raigyne Louis scored 26 points, including the layup with 7:52 to play that gave LSU the lead for good.
Khaalia Hillsman led Texas A&M (19-7, 8-4 SEC) in scoring with 23 points, her ninth 20+ point game of the season. Danni Williams had her sixth 20+ point game of the season with 21 points and four made 3-pointers. Anriel Howard picked up her 13th double double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
The Aggies led 35-34 at halftime, and the teams were tied at 52 after three quarters.
The Aggies return home on Thursday, February 15 to host Florida in the 12th annual BTHO Breast Cancer game, with tip set for 7 p.m.
GARY BLAIR RADIO SHOW RETURNS MONDAY
The Gary Blair Radio Show broadcasts Monday, February 12, at Rudy's on Harvey Road from 6-7 p.m. The show is broadcast locally on WTAW (1620 AM) and hosted by Steve Miller. Fans can listen worldwide through 12thMan.com.
Texas A&M falls to 19-7 on the season and 8-4 in SEC play. LSU is now 16-7 overall and 8-4 in SEC play
The overall series between the two schools is tied 12-12. Texas A&M still leads 8-4 in the series in SEC regular season games.
Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair is 350-148 in 15 seasons at Texas A&M. He is 758-311 in his Hall of Fame career, which ranks eighth among active coaches in career wins.
Scored in double figures for the 21st time this season and the 52nd time in her career
Had her 13th double-double of the season and the 26th of her career
Scored 10+ points for the 15th time this season and the 35th time in her career
Had 10+ rebounds for the 22nd time this season and the 50th time in her career
Passed Cindy Gough (1975-79, 795 rebounds) for sixth on Texas A&M's career rebound list. She has 804 in her career.
Had her ninth 20+ point scoring game of the season and the 20th of her career
Scored 10+ points for the 20th time this season and 64th time in her career
Tied Kelly Cerny's 1995-96 season (40 blocks) for 10th on Texas A&M's single-season blocks list