LSU women stage major rally, knock off Virginia Tech

Xavier Roger


DALLAS — A furious fourth-quarter comeback from LSU erased as much as a 12-point Virginia Tech lead, giving the Tigers a 79-72 win in the first national semifinal at the women’s Final Four and advancing LSU to Sunday’s title game. 

The Tigers will play the winner of South Carolina-Iowa. 

Trailing 59-50 entering the fourth, LSU reeled off 15 unanswered points to take a 72-62 lead with 3:04 to go. Virginia Tech, with its short bench, couldn’t recover. 

Alexis Morris led LSU with 27 points while Angel Reese chipped in 24 points and 12 rebounds for her 33rd double-double of the season. The Tigers outscored Virginia Tech 54-14 in the paint (no, that is not a misprint) and turned 15 offensive boards into 24 second-chance points. 


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