Tigers Top Aztecs In First Round, 64-56
March 18, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LaSondra Barrett had 17 points and 10 rebounds in her comeback from a concussion, and fifth-seeded LSU held off No. 12 seed San Diego State 64-56 Sunday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Courtney Jones added 13 points and Jeanne Kenney 10 for LSU (23-10), which trailed by six midway through the second half but surged in front for good with a 12-0 run that lasted nearly 7 minutes.
LSU, which plays fourth-seeded Penn State in the second round, shot 38.3 percent (18 of 47) but made 26 of 35 free throws while San Diego State (25-7) missed 13 of 20 foul shots.
Barrett was playing for the first time since being knocked out of LSU's Southeastern Conference championship game loss to Tennessee two weeks ago.