Women’s Basketball: 22-10 overall (10-6) SEC
The lady Tigers completed their season by finishing second in the SEC tournament. LSU was defeated in the championship game by Tennessee, 70-58. Even in the loss, LSU was winners of eight of their last ten games and continues to improve their inevitable NCAA tournament seed. As of February 27th projections, the lady Tigers were projected to be a five seed. Look for that to improve a spot before the tournament kicks-off on March 18th.
Men’s Basketball: 17-13 overall (7-9) SEC
If you are a faithful reader of this site, and I hope you are, then you know how bad the final week of the regular season was for LSU. The Tigers lost a heart-breaker in overtime to Tennessee 69-74 and were humiliated at Auburn, 52-67. The two losses put a damper on the improved play LSU has shown all season. The season ends with LSU doubling the amount of conference wins they had in 2010 and 2011, combined.
Next up for LSU is the SEC tournament beginning on Thursday at the New Orleans arena. Before the week started, if LSU played well and made it to the semi-finals, they had a slim chance of making the NCAA tournament. They were a lock for the NIT, but with the three losses in a row,and now a eighth seed in the tournament, LSU needs to win at least one game and pray the NIT selects them.
Thursday, March 8- Arkansas 12:00pm tip-off (SEC Network, ESPN3.com)
Baseball: Ranked 14th nationally, 10-2 overall
The baseball team rallied from losing last week’s weekend series going 5-0 on the week. LSU defeated Grambling state (17-10), McNeese State (19-10) and swept Dartmouth in a three game series (8-4, 16-3, and 5-4). The wins should help improve the Tigers ranking as the step-up their competition this week. Here is their upcoming schedule:
Tuesday, March 6- At Tulane, 6:30pm on CST television
Friday, March 9- Michigan, 7:00pm
Saturday, March 10- Michigan, 6:30pm
Sunday, March 11- Notre Dame, 3:00pm on CST television
Softball: 10-6 overall
The Tigers entered the Oklahoma/Oklahoma State challenge with a 9-3 record, but could only win one of the four meetings against the hosting teams. Not a knock on LSU, Oklahoma entered the weekend with a national ranking on seven and Oklahoma State was ranked 23rd. In the two games against Oklahoma the Tigers did not score a run, losing the first game 0-5 and the second 0-7. They had better success with Oklahoma State, winning the first game 7-4, but lost in the second meeting 0-1 in 10 innings.
The Tigers return back to the state and resume an easier schedule this week. Here’s a look at this week’s schedule:
Wednesday, March 7- At Nicholls State, 6:00pm
Friday, March 9- Mississippi Valley State, 5:00pm
Friday, March 9- Troy, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 10- Troy, 1:30pm
Saturday, March 10- Mississippi Valley State, 4:00pm
Men’s Tennis: Ranked 17th nationally, 7-3 overall (1-1) SEC
The nationally ranked men’s tennis team opened up SEC play last week. Falling Friday afternoon at Kentucky (1-5), they rallied to defeat Vanderbilt (6-1) in Baton Rouge. Here’s a look at this week’s schedule:
Friday, March 9- At Alabama, 2:00pm
Sunday, March 11- At Auburn, 12:00pm
Women’s Tennis: 6-3 overall (1-1) SEC
Like the men’s team, the women opened up SEC play. The Tigers were able to defeat Kentucky (4-3), but struggled in a Vanderbilt loss (0-7). Here’s a look at this week’s schedule:
Friday, March 9- Alabama, 3:00pm
Sunday, Auburn- 12:00pm