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LSU Women’s Basketball Advances to Elite Eight with Victory over UCLA

Albany, NY (March 25, 2024) – The LSU Tigers women’s basketball team clinched a spot in the Elite Eight after a hard-fought battle against UCLA in the Sweet 16 matchup at the Times Union Center.

With a final score of 78-69, LSU’s victory not only advances them to the Elite Eight but also marks the program’s first back-to-back appearance in this stage of the tournament since 2008.

Leading the charge for LSU was Angel Reese, who delivered a standout performance with 16 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, and 4 steals.

Reese’s contributions were instrumental in securing the Tigers’ victory and propelling them one step closer to their championship aspirations.

At halftime, LSU held a solid lead with a score of 34-27, showcasing their determination and resilience on the court. Despite a spirited effort from UCLA in the second half, the Tigers remained composed under pressure and maintained their advantage until the final buzzer.

Looking ahead, LSU is set to face off against Iowa in the Elite Eight, following Iowa’s commanding 89-68 victory over Colorado. The upcoming matchup promises to be a thrilling showdown between two formidable opponents vying for a spot in the Final Four.

As LSU celebrates their victory over UCLA and prepares for the Elite Eight showdown against Iowa, fans are encouraged to stay updated on the team’s journey by visiting the LSU Women’s Basketball Facebook Page, where highlights and updates are shared with pride.

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