Alexis Morris LSU, women’s basketball goaltender, knee injury

BATON ROUGE – Guard Alexis Morris hobbled off the floor of the Pete Maravich Assembly Center with a knee injury during the first quarter of the No. 8 LSU women’s basketball team’s victory over Alabama on Thursday night.

Morris, who is part of LSU’s usual starting line of guard with Khayla Pointer and Cherry Jailinwas the Tigers’ second-highest scorer behind Pointer with 16.3 points per game heading into Thursday.

LSU Coach Kim Mulkey said Morris “tipped over when Cherry hit the ground”.

Mulkey suggested a preliminary examination indicated Morris, who was using crutches after the game, may have an MCL sprain.

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“Good news, really,” Mulkey said.

But Mulkey said an MRI is due on Friday and more may be known then.

LSU, which beat the crimson tide 58-50closes its regular season Sunday (1 p.m. CT, ESPN2) at No. 14 Tennessee.

LSU guard Alexis Morris takes the ball in the basket against South Carolina earlier this season.

LSU led 4-2 when Morris came out with 8:33 left in the quarter. The Legacy Christian Academy product in Beaumont, Texas, was scoreless with a shot attempt, a missed 3-pointer, at the time.

Mulkey went to the field to see Morris and helped pick her up. Morris tried to run away on her own, but began to hobble and was helped off the field.

She didn’t come back.

Morris played for Mulkey at Baylor as a rookie in the 2017-18 season. She played last season at Texas A&M and in the 2019-20 season at Rutgers.

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