Jasmine Carson scored 20 points and Angel Reese had 14 points and 14 rebounds to set a school record for her 20th straight double-double, leading fourth-ranked LSU to an 89-51 victory over Alaba on Monday night MA state.
The Tigers (20-0, 8-0 SEC) dropped one spot a few hours earlier after narrowly beating Arkansas State 79-76. They quickly regained dominance over another league rival and extended the program’s longest winning streak to 20 games.
The three-game winning streak of the Crimson Tide (15-5, 4-3) was broken, and the points hit a new season low.
Carson, a graduate transfer from West Virginia University, made four 3-pointers in the first half, one point shy of her season high.
After finishing with 30 points and 19 rebounds against the Razorbacks, Reece didn’t need her typical big offensive night. But she broke Sylvia Fowles’ previous school record of 19 consecutive double-doubles set in 2006-07.
Alexis Morris scored 17 points, made three three-pointers and had seven assists for LSU. LaDazhia Williams had 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Brittany Davis led Alabama with 11 points on 5-of-15 shooting. Sarah Barker scored nine points but went 4 for 15 from the field.
The Tigers started to take over late in the first quarter, launching an 18-0 run into a torrid second quarter. LSU outscored Alabama 28-7 in the second quarter and took a 47-18 halftime lead.
Reese made a layup, drew a foul, and made a free throw. She then rebounded the other end and passed it to Carson, who hit the buzzer for her fourth 3-pointer.
LSU: Back to form after close call against Arkansas State. The Tigers have won by an average of 26.3 points in their first six SEC games.
Alabama: The Tide couldn’t stop LSU after holding Texas A&M to 46 points. Alabama went 19-for-65 (29.2 percent) from the field and 5-for-27 (18.5 percent) from 3-point range.
Alabama visits Arkansas on Thursday night.
LSU visits Tennessee next Monday night.
AP Women’s College Basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-womens-college-basketball-poll