What to know about the Loyola women’s basketball team’s second straight loss

Loyolans men’s and women’s football teams are tied for third place in the NIT, the NCAA Division I men’s soccer tournament, after Friday night’s 70-68 loss to No. 4-ranked Purdue.LSU (12-3, 7-2) had the better of the first half.

The Tigers took a 36-23 lead on a 3-pointer by junior forward Morgan Wooten with 8:42 left in the first quarter, but Purdue (9-7, 5-5) answered with an 11-2 run to make it a game at halftime.

After a pair of free throws by Wootens, Loyolo missed the first and final three attempts to give the Tigers the lead for good.

The Boilermakers made the next seven free throws to make the final two.

But it wasn’t enough to get the Tigers within one point.

Wooten had 15 points for the Boilermaker, who lost its first three games.

The first-place Lions have now lost three straight and nine of 10.LSUSports.com will post updates on this developing story as they become available.