Scotty Rausenberger/ALOST

akoiki-passport2 – by Adesina O. Koiki
A Lot of Sports Talk editor-in-chief

ALBANY, NEW YORK — The one thing that LSU guard Flau’Jae Johnson can do as almost equally as well as play basketball is freestyle, and it helped that she dropped all of the right bars her team needed to pull through in the team’s toughest test of the NCAA Tournament so far.

Johnson scored seven of her 24 points in the fourth quarter and also came up with crucial rebounds late as the third-seeded Tigers, the defending national champions, came back from a three-point deficit with under three minutes to go to oust No. 2 UCLA 78-69 in the Sweet 16 of the Albany 2 Region at MVP Arena on Saturday afternoon. Johnson and last year’s Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament, Angel Reese, had double-doubles as the Tigers shot 64 percent from the field in the fourth quarter (9-for-14) to complete the comeback.

*Editor’s note: Above the byline is the photo gallery from Saturday afternoon’s game, with photos taken by ALOST staff photographer Scotty Rausenberger. After clicking on the first photo to enlarge the picture, make sure to press the left and right arrow buttons to scroll through the rest of the pictures. There are 16 pictures in total.

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