Women's College Basketball

 
                  === LSU upsets WVU in second-round clash ===
 
 Baton Rouge, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Danielle Ballard tallied a double-double
 with  22 points  and 15 rebounds, also  dishing out a team-best six assists as
 the  seventh-seeded LSU  Lady Tigers outlasted the second-seeded West Virginia
 Mountaineers,  76-67,  in a  second-round NCAA  Tournament contest at Maravich
 Center.
 
 Shanece  McKinney netted  13 points with seven rebounds and five blocked shots
 for  LSU (21-12), which advances to the Sweet 16 Sunday to take on Louisville.
 DaShawn  Harden  chipped in 12 points  with eight rebounds, and Jasmine Rhodes
 came off the bench to score 11 in the win.
 
 Asya  Bussie  recorded 21 points with  eight boards, hitting 13-of-15 from the
 free-throw line for West Virginia (30-5). Bria Holmes contributed 12 points in
 the loss, and Christal Caldwell added 10 points.
 
 LSU  connected  on 37.1  percent of its  shot attempts in  the first half, but
 missed all five 3-point tries. The Lady Tigers did hit a perfect 11-of-11 from
 the  free-throw line  in  the frame,  and  took  a slim  37-35  lead into  the
 intermission.  West Virginia made just 34.3 percent of its field goal attempts
 in the half, and hit 4-of-12 from 3-point distance.
 
 The Lady Tigers improved their shooting accuracy in the second half to an even
 40  percent  from the  floor,  while  the  Mountaineers  headed in  the  other
 direction.  WVU hit just 25 percent of its shot tries in the period, including
 just  1-of-10  from deep. The  Mountaineers couldn't erase the slim first-half
 deficit, and fell behind by an additional seven points in the end.
 
 LSU had the advantage in points in the paint, 38-24, and in rebounding, 55-40.
 West Virginia slightly won the battle at the free-throw line, 24-20.
 
 
 
 03/26 00:48:03 ET

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