LSU guard Alexis Morris (45), left, forward Awa Trasi (32), forward Autumn Newby (0), center Faustine Aifuwa (24) and guard Jailin Cherry (1) celebrate their victory over Jackson State in a women's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 19, 2022, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

No. 6 Ohio State v. No. 3 LSU preview

The No. 6 seed Buckeyes will face No. 3 LSU on the Tigers’ home court in Baton Rouge. Now, tip-off begins Monday at 8 p.m.

Tough First Round

The Buckeyes advanced on Saturday in a hard-fought game against No. 11  Missouri State. Surely, big performances from two of the nation’s top scorers, Jacy Sheldon and Taylor Mikesell, carried Ohio State to victory.

The Tigers narrowly defeated Jackson State 83-77 at home on Saturday. Emphatically, Khayla Pointer, the nation’s No. 31 ranked scorer, hit a clutch three down the stretch to advance LSU to the second round.

Home Court Advantage in LSU

LSU had the fortune of hosting the first two rounds of the women’s NCAA tournament in Baton Rouge. Significantly, the Tigers are 15-2 at home this season, while Jackson State has been slightly above .500 on the road (9-6).

The Pete Maravich Assembly Center should be packed and loud for the second-round matchup. Reportedly, head coach Kim Mulkey has bought tickets so students can get in free to catch the Tigers’ last home game.

Matchup Facts

  • Both teams are in the tournament for the first time since 2018
  • LSU’s win over Jackson State their first tournament victory since 2014
  • LSU has won 15 of their last 16 games
  • LSU is looking for their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2013-2014
  • LSU averages 74 points per game and gives up 61.1 points per game
  • Ohio State averages 78.6 points per game and gives up 65.6 points per game
  • Ohio State is looking for their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2010-2011

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