LSU roars back with massive 4th quarter, downs Virginia Tech in Final Four victory
LSU is on its way to the first-ever national final in the NCAA Tournament after taking down Virginia Tech in the Final Four! However, getting past the Hokies was never easy for Kim Mulkey’s squad.
Heading into the 4th quarter of Friday’s game, Virginia Tech was in control and rolling with a 59-50 lead. That 9-point deficit had the Tigers in a big hole but set up a dramatic finish.
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When the dust finally settled, LSU had mounted the comeback by outscoring Virginia Tech 29-13 in the final quarter. That effort pushed the Tigers to a 79-72 win.
The big leaders for LSU were guard Alexis Morris and forward Angel Reese. Morris scored a game-high 27 points to go with 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
However, it was Reese with a 24-point, 12-rebound double-double to go with 3 steals while shooting 11-for-19 from the floor. LaDazhia Williams also contributed an efficient 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting.
Despite Virginia Tech heating up in the middle portions of the game, the Hokies eventually ran out of steam under LSU’s defensive pressure. Virginia Tech finished the game shooting 40% from the floor but just 9-for-31 from 3-point range. The Hokies also committed 18 turnovers during the loss in the national semifinal.
Now, the Tigers can relax a bit and wait for their opponent in the national final. LSU will either face defending national champion South Carolina or Iowa and National Player of the Year recipient Caitlin Clark in the national championship.