2:30 PM ET, November 25, 2007
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- It came as no surprise that a game that featured two of the best defensive teams in the country came down to a final stop.Kia Vaughn scored 13 points to help No. 7 Rutgers hold off LSU (No. 5 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) 45-43 on Sunday in a rematch of last season's Final Four."If you like defensive basketball, you really enjoyed this game," LSU coach Van Chancellor said. "I thought both teams were outstanding defensively. The difference is they made great plays down the stretch."Trailing by one with 30 seconds left, the Tigers tried to get the ball inside to Sylvia Fowles, but Matee Ajavon doubled-down and stripped the ball from the All-American.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||18-50 (.360)||17-44 (.386)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-11 (.182)||3-9 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||5-11 (.455)||8-11 (.727)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||13 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|