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Texas Tech Edged by No. 3 LSU 76-68

LaToya Davis drives around LSU's Ashley Thomas.
LaToya Davis drives around LSU's Ashley Thomas.

Nov. 13, 2005

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Seimone Augustus had 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 3 LSU to a 76-68 victory over No. 13 Texas Tech in the Tip-Off Classic on Sunday.

Augustus scored nine of LSU's final 14 points after Tech had tied the score at 62 with about 3 minutes remaining.

The Lady Raiders (0-1) led for most of the game until they went scoreless on six possessions midway through the second half. Meanwhile, Augustus hit a shot from the corner and Scholanda Hoston made a 3-pointer to put the Lady Tigers (1-0) ahead 46-43 with 13:55 remaining.

Tech then used a 13-3 run to tie it at 58 before Augustus took over. RaShanta LeBlanc hit a 3-pointer to put the game away for good with about 2 minutes remaining. There were four ties in the final 6 minutes.

Augustus, who was 12-of-25 from the field, had 10 defensive rebounds, making it tough for the Lady Raiders to get second chances. LSU finished with 32 defensive rebounds to Tech's 26, and the Lady Tigers outrebounded Tech 51-37 overall.

Sylvia Fowles had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Tigers, while Hoston added 10 points.

LaToya Davis scored 21 points for Texas Tech and Alesha Robertson added 17, LaVonda Henderson 11 and Erin Grant 10.



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