The No. 7 LSU Tigers secured a 76-73 victory against the Virginia Cavaliers in the Cayman Islands Classic.
LSU extended their winning streak to 2-0 without star player Angel Reese, who has been sidelined since November 14.
Coach Kim Mulkey declined to share an updated timetable for Reese's return, maintaining consistency in her responses during a postgame conference.
Facing a shortage of players, LSU played with only seven team members, some out of their usual positions, due to the absence of Reese, Kateri Poole, and Sa'Myah Smith.
Transfers Aneesah Morrow and Hailey Van Lith stepped up for LSU, leading the team in the absence of key players.
Junior Aneesah Morrow showcased her skills with an impressive 65 points and 26 rebounds across the two games, earning a spot on the All-Tournament team.
Morrow's standout performance included a season-high 37 points and 16 rebounds in the game against Virginia.
Senior Hailey Van Lith played a crucial role, contributing 32 points and 12 assists over the two games.
Despite the challenges, Coach Mulkey praised her team for their determination and teamwork in overcoming unforeseen circumstances.
The Tigers' resilience and adaptability were evident as they clinched victories even in the face of player shortages, extending their overall record to 7-1 for the season.