LSU Postgame Notes
LSU Postgame NotesApril 1, 2007
FRESNO REGIONAL CHAMPION (30-8)
(Ranked No. 12 by AP and No. 11 by USA Today/ESPN)
Records: 30-8, 10-4 SEC
NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS: First Round def. No. 14 seed UNC Asheville 77-39; def. No. 11 seed West Virginia 49-43; def. No. 10 seed Florida State 55-43; Regional Final def. No. 1 seed Connecticut 73-50; lost to No. 4 seed Rutgers 59-35
LSU NCAA Notes
" LSU is making its fourth consecutive and fourth overall trip to the Final Four and is the only team to have lost all four semifinal games.
" LSU is just the fourth school in NCAA Womens Basketball history to reach four-straight Final Fours, joining Tennessee, Louisiana Tech and Connecticut.
" The Lady Tigers also reached the Final Four in 2004, 2005 and 2006 and with todays loss is 0-4 in the semifinal contests, losing to Tennessee (52-50) in 2004, Baylor (68-57) in 2005, Duke (64-45) in 2006 and Rutgers (59-35) in 2007.
" This is LSUs ninth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, its 17th overall appearance and the Lady Tigers sport a 32-16 record.
" This is the 15th time the Lady Tigers are in the tournament as an at-large selection, they are 28-14 in those tournament games. They have secured an automatic berth only twice (1991, 2003).
" LSU is in the tournament as a No. 3 seed for the second time (2000). The Lady Tigers are 7-2 in the tournament as a No. 3 seed. Their lone loss came against UConn (73-50) in 2000 in the regional final.
" Rutgers is LSUs third Big East opponent in this years NCAA Tournament. They defeated West Virginia and UConn en route to the NCAA semifinals.
" LSU has had three different head coaches in its four trips to the Final Four, Sue Gunter, Pokey Chatman and Bob Starkey. Chatman served as acting head coach in 2004 while Starkey is serving in that same capacity this year.
LSU Team Notes
" With their 30-8 record, the Lady Tigers have reached 30 wins for the fifth time in program history. LSU has recorded at least 30 wins in each of the last three seasons and four of the last five.
" LSUs roster has no seniors, its starting lineup consists of four juniors.
" LSUs 35 points is its lowest of the season and second-lowest in school history (33 vs. Vanderbilt, Jan. 22, 1995).
" LSUs 26.4 (14-53) shooting percentage is its lowest of the season, previous .276 (16-58) vs. South Carolina.
" Rutgers leads the series with LSU 4-1.
" For the first time this season no LSU players scored in double figures.
" LSUs 19 first-half points ties a season low, they also scored 19 in a 61-44 victory over Louisiana Tech.
" The Lady Tigers 16 second-half points was a season low, the previous low was 21 at South Carolina.
" The 24-point margin was LSUs largest margin of defeat of the season, previous was 10 at Vanderbilt (Feb. 22).
" LSUs 16-point first-half deficit was the second lowest of the season for the Lady Tigers, they trailed by 17 at intermission in their 77-74 loss at Ole Miss.
" LSUs 12 points in the paint were a season low, previous low was 14 at Georgia.
" The Lady Tigers .300 (3-10) shooting percentage was the second-lowest of the season, previous low was .222 (2-9) versus Louisiana Tech.
" LSU was out-rebounded for just the eighth time this season when Rutgers hauled down 44 to the Lady Tigers 33.
" LSU is now 3-4 when trailing at the half.
" In the first half, 10 of LSUs 19 points came in the paint while only two of Rutgers 37 came in the paint.
" Rutgers 37 first-half points were the second-most points allowed by LSU this season, one behind Ole Miss 38.
LSU Individual Notes
" Sylvia Fowles was named a 2007 Kodak/WBCA All-America honors on Saturday, March 31.
" Fowles five points were a season-tying low (5 vs. Tulsa) and it was only the second time this season that she was in single digits in both scoring and rebounding (5 points, 7 rebounds).
" Fowles career totals now stand at: 1,626 points, 1,209 rebounds, 252 blocked shots and 62 double-doubles.
" Fowles is just the second player in LSU history with at least 1,600 points, 1,200 rebounds and 250 blocked shots.
" Fowles two blocked shots moved her past Tennessees Sheila Frost for eighth-place on the SECs career blocked shots list.
" Fowles seven rebounds were her fourth-lowest out put of the season.
" Junior guard Erica White score nine of LSUs 19 first-half points, but was held scoreless in the second half.
" With her nine points, White led LSU in scoring for the fifth time this season (Baylor, South Florida, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Rutgers).
NCAA Tournament Notes
" LSUs 35 points are the fewest points scored in a NCAA semifinal and Final Four game.
" LSUs 16 first-half points are the second lowest in a NCAA semifinal game and Final Four game.
" LSUs 19 second-half points are the third lowest in a NCAA semifinal game and fourth lowest in a Final Four contest.
" LSUs .264 (14-53) shooting percentage is the lowest in a NCAA semifinal and Final Four game.
" LSUs .300 (3-10) free throw percentage is the lowest in a NCAA semifinal and Final Four game.