Lady Tigers seek to bounce back against Georgetown

WASHINGTON — The LSU women’s basketball team seeks to bounce back from its first loss of the season, but to do so the Lady Tigers will have to take on a ranked team as a four-game road trip continues at No. 25 Georgetown at 6 p.m. Monday in McDonough Arena.

The game can be heard on WBRP-FM, 107.3.

LSU (1-1) is led by Theresa Plaisance, who averaging 13.0 points and 13.0 rebounds. She ranks second in the Southeastern Conference in rebounding behind Texas A&M’s Kelsey Bone.

“We saw a lot of toughness in Theresa Plaisance in her last game,” LSU coach Nikki Caldwell said of Plaisance’s 18 points and 11 rebounds in a 67-58 loss at Hampton on Friday night. “She established us in the paint. Although she didn’t shoot as well from the perimeter, she didn’t allow that to dictate how she played. She was all over the boards. She gives us that balance and go-to player inside.”

Georgetown (2-1) also suffered its first defeat of the season last time out. The Hoyas shot just 23.5 percent in a 63-48 loss at North Carolina on Wednesday. They did force the Tar Heels into 35 turnovers, led by All-Big East guard Sugar Rodgers.

“Georgetown is a great team with terrific guard play,” Caldwell said. “They can be very disruptive defensively. This game is going to be a battle of the boards. They are a good rebounding team and we will have to max their intensity. They are a team with a lot of experience and have players who have played in big games and been successful. We will have to be ready to go.”

Rodgers scored 22 points in the loss to the Tar Heels.