It's a final.............
In the end, this team just plain old ran out of gas. We've already commented on the difference in athleticism between the two teams. But one thing that was a glaring difference was how the players looked. TAMU's players were lean and muscular, and most of LSU's player's bodies, other than Webb, look soft. Ironically, when Pokey was coaching, our players looked like TAMU's do now. So, that's one thing Nikki is going to have to stress in the off season.
I'm encouraged by Ballard AND Baker (even though she didn't get a lot of playing time). They are the future of our backcourt right there (along with Moncrief, who's coming in next season). In the post, Plaisance is good but should probably not be playing center. She's going to have a hard time against any of the bigger centers on the top teams. She's good but probably should be playing at the 4 spot instead of the 5. If they can get Youngblood to lose weight like Bone for TAMU has (Bone used to be as big as Youngblood), she could be a good defensive center.
I hate seeing us lose, but again we all need to remember that this is a REBUILDING year.Additionally, we're thin on the bench with only 10 total players. Anything we do or get this season is basically just gravy. We're going to have to be patient.
Up next..........................Tennessee on Thursday.