LaSondra Barrett leaves on stretcher
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- LSU senior forward LaSondra Barrett was carted off the court during the second half of the Southeastern Conference women's tournament title game.
Barrett had fallen after taking a jumper. Tennessee forward Alicia Manning got the rebound, and players turned to head back down court.
The LSU forward was in the path of Tennessee forward Glory Johnson when her knee hit Barrett's temple, knocking her back to the court. Officials stopped play with 14:18 to go, and trainers and paramedics strapped her to a backboard with a neck brace before lifting her onto a stretcher. Officials reviewed the play, but made no foul call.
LSU fans chanted her nickname "Boogie, Boogie" as they put her on the board.
She waved to fans as she was taken off the court to a standing ovation.
Tennessee (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) beat LSU 70-58 to win their third-straight Southeastern Conference tournament title.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.