Tigers now No. 4 in BCS: News & Notes

LSU took advantage of weekend losses by Florida State, Miami and Virginia Tech as the idle Tigers moved up three spots to No. 4 in the latest edition of the Bowl Championship Standings, which were released by the National Football Foundation on Monday.

The Tigers, who are ranked No. 3 in both the Associated Press poll and the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll, have a 13.17 BCS rating and are behind Oklahoma (1.68) Southern California (6.27) and Ohio State (7.73) in the BCS Standings.


Texas (17.05) is ranked No. 5 in the BCS Standings, followed by TCU (17.65), Tennessee (18.32), Michigan (19.29), Georgia (20.27), and Washington State (20.49).


Since opening up at No. 12 in the first BCS poll on Oct. 20, the Tigers were No. 7 on Oct. 27 and Nov. 2 before moving up to No. 4 in this week's standings.


LSU's No. 4 BCS ranking is its highest ever in the computer generated poll.



Lady Tigers Defeat Latvian Select in Final Exhibition Game


LSU's 10th-ranked Lady Tigers basketball team used a 15-0 run late in the second half to pull away from the Latvian Select team en route to a 91-57 victory in exhibition play on Monday night in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.


"I think what we as a coaching staff wanted to see tonight was for our kids to play a really good mental game tonight," LSU head coach Sue Gunter said. "At some points they did. But, there are some things we are going to have to work on to get better for the week we have coming up. I have to give credit to Scholanda (Hoston) and Tillie (Willis) who really fought hard on the boards tonight."


Hoston and Willis each collected double doubles to lead the Lady Tigers, who posted a perfect 2-0 mark in exhibition games. Hoston poured in 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Willis had 13 points and 11 boards. Seimone Augustus led way with a game-high 20 points on 10 of 15 shooting from the floor.


Doneeka Hodges added 11 points and Florence Williams chipped in with 10 in a game that saw all 10 Lady Tigers that dressed for the game score at least two points.


Latvian Select hung with LSU for much of the first half and got within 24-21 with 11:03 left to play before the half, but the Lady Tigers finished the half on a 21-10 run, including a 15-0 run.


LSU outrebounded Latvia 55-43 and shot 43.2 percent from the floor. Latvia hit 33.3 percent from the floor for the game, including 6 of 20 from 3-point range.


The Lady Tigers open the regular season Saturday against Villanova at 6 p.m. CST in the opening game of the Women's Sports Foundation Tip-off Classic hosted by the University of Oregon in Eugene.



CBS picks up LSU-Ole Miss game for Nov. 22


LSU's game against Ole Miss on Nov. 22 in Oxford, Miss., will be televised to a national audience by CBS, the Southeastern Conference announced on Monday.


Kickoff for the contest between the Tigers and the Rebels is set for 2:30 p.m. The game will be the first between LSU and Ole Miss to be televised by CBS since the 1963 season.


Other SEC games on television for the week of Nov. 22 include: Kentucky at Georgia on Jefferson Pilot at 11:30 a.m.; Alabama at Auburn on ESPN at 6:45 p.m.; and Clemson at South Carolina on ESPN2 at 6 p.m.

LSU returns to action on Saturday as they travel to face Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Kickoff for the Tigers and the Crimson Tide is set for 6:45 p.m. and the game will be televised to a national audience by ESPN.

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