Alexis Morris and Angel Reese made sure that LSU’s record-setting season would continue one more game, as the dynamic duo combined for 51 points to power the No. 3 Tigers to a 79—72 over No. 1 Virginia Tech on Friday night at American Airlines Arena.
In a game of massive runs, Morris finished with 27 points and two assists while Reese notched her 33rd double-double performance of the season, recording 24 points and 12 rebounds in the Tigers’ win.
LSU trailed 59–50 heading into the fourth quarter. However, a flurry of big shots and precise rebounding helped the Tigers outscore the Hokies, 29–13, in the final period. Reese and Morris combined to score 20 of the Tigers’ 29 fourth-quarter points
With the win, LSU punched its ticket to this year’s title game, allowing the program to play for a national championship for the first time in school history.
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The Tigers will play the winner of the Iowa and South Carolina matchup in the women’s national championship game at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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