BATON ROUGE, La. -- Raigyne Moncrief scored 11 points as LSU proved too much for Florida Gulf Coast in a 69-46 win on Tuesday night.
Jasmine Rhodes added 10 for the Lady Tigers (9-1) as they dominated from the free throw line, making good on 21 of 25 (84 percent) while the Eagles went 0-for-4 from the line.
Florida Gulf Coast (5-4) was led by Sarah Hansen with 15 points on 6 of 7 shooting -- including 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. FGCU had eight players make at least one 3-pointer.
Both teams started slowly, with the score tied at eight with 9:27 left in the first half. LSU then outscored FGCU 27-8 and scored the final 15 points of the first half to stretch the lead to 19 (35-16) at intermission.
Florida Gulf Coast was more competitive in the second half, as LSU only outscored the Eagles 34-30 after the break.
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