#20 Tigers Down Wichita in New Coach's Debut

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -

Jeanne Kenney scored 16 points on 6-of-7

shooting to lead No. 20 Louisiana State past Wichita State 64-56 on

Monday night in Nikki Caldwell's coaching debut with the Lady


The score was tied with 7 minutes remaining before Kenney hit

two 3-pointers over the next 4 minutes to help the Lady Tigers

(1-0) finish off the Shockers (1-1). It was still a four-point game

in the final minute when LaSondra Barrett converted a three-point

play to finally give LSU breathing room.

Barrett had 16 points for LSU, which shot 61.5 percent from the

floor but took 26 fewer shots than Wichita State, due in part to 21

turnovers. LSU outrebounded the Shockers 38-31.

It was the first game at LSU for Caldwell, who took over in

April for Hall of Fame coach Van Chancellor after guiding UCLA to

consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.