NEW ORLEANS -- Reigning Southeastern Conference scoring champion Theresa Plaisance, playing in her hometown, scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to power No. 16 Louisiana State to a 63-35 win over Tulane Sunday afternoon.
Coming off an 80-77 win at No. 5 Tennessee Thursday, LSU (12-2, 1-0 SEC) has won three straight after a loss at NC State now has won 29 of 35 meetings with the Green Wave all-time.
After being held to 13 first-half points, Tulane (9-4) started the second half on a 7-0 run to cut the LSU lead to 13 points with 17:30 to play, but the Green Wave managed only a Danielle Blagg 3-pointer over the next eight minutes as the Lady Tigers extended the lead to 42-23.
Jeanne Kenney led LSU with 17 points and DeShawn Harden added another 11 off the bench.
Jamie Kaplan scored 10 points to lead the Green Wave.
espnW's Mechelle Voepel says it is alarming that women's basketball stands alone in the latest Notice of Allegations that North Carolina received from the NCAA and explains how the notice has impacted the Tar Heels' recruiting.