LSU completed its regular season and
conference tournament with a 23-7 record and finished second in the SEC with a
10-4 mark. The Lady Tigers, ranked in the top 25 all season, won at least 20
games for the 16th time in the program's history and defeated four ranked teams
along the way. LSU, which began the season with a win over Villanova in the
Women's Sports Foundation Classic in
GUNTER GETS 700!
LSU head coach
HEAD COACH SUE GUNTER
LSU's assistant coaching staff
enters its third season together, but two members of the staff have been with
GUNTER IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Seasons coached 34 second
Games coached 1,015 third
Career wins 708 third
20-win seasons 22 fourth
HOME SWEET HOME
THE BIG 300!
The Lady Tigers' victory on Feb. 12
LSU had won 13 straight games in the
IN THE POLLS
LSU sits No. 19 in both the
AMONG THE ELITE
LSU has been ranked in the
AGAINST THE RANKS
The Lady Tigers are 6-5 against top 25 team this season with victories against No. 22 Rutgers on Dec. 2, No. 25 Arizona on Jan. 4, No. 21 Auburn on Jan. 11, at No. 20 Florida on Feb. 15, No. 4 Texas on March 27 and No. 16 Georgia on March 29. LSU has lost to No. 9 Penn State on Nov. 21, at No. 17 Georgia on Jan. 25, at No. 19 Auburn on Feb. 8, at No. 2 Tennessee on Feb. 29 and vs. No. 21 Vanderbilt on March 6.
GUNTER TAKES LEAVE FROM BENCH COACHING DUTIES
LSU has seen four different Lady Tigers collect double doubles this season for a total of 16. Temeka Johnson leads the team with 10 (all points-assists), while Wendlyn Jones, Seimone Augustus and Tillie Willis each have two. LSU has posted a 13-2 record this season when a player has recorded a double double.
"BIG THREE" EARN SEC HONORS
Seimone Augustus and Temeka
Johnson were named All-Southeastern Conference by the
"BIG THREE" EARN SEC HONORS
LSU's "Big Three" of Seimone Augustus, Temeka Johnson and Doneeka Hodges earned post-season All-Southeastern Conference honors selected by the coaches. Augustus, a sophomore, and Johnson, a senior, were both named first-team All-SEC by the coaches and Hodges, a senior, was named second-team all-conference. Augustus earned second-team all-conference last season and was the Freshman of the Year, while Johnson was honorable mention All-SEc one season ago. Hodges earned second-team All-SEC two years ago as a sophomore.
JOHNSON OPTS TO PLAY NEXT YEAR
Point guard Temeka Johnson announced
on March 14 that she will return to LSU for another senior season. The
JOHNSON GETS THE RECORD
Senior point guard Temeka Johnson
became LSU's all-time assists leader in a career when she collected her fourth
JOHNSON GETS ANOTHER TOP SPOT
Temeka Johnson, LSU's point guard
that already owns the records for assists by a sophomore and junior at LSU,
climbed to the top of the list for assists by a senior with 11 against
OWNER OF EVERY RECORD NOW
Temeka Johnson now owns all of LSU's
assists record by breaking the single-season mark on Feb. 22 against
JOHNSON TIES OWN RECORD
Temeka Johnson tied her own school
record of 15 assists in a game on Feb. 12 against
AMONG STEAL LEADERS TOO...
Temeka Johnson enters the NCAA Tournament Final Four ranked eighth in steals by a senior. She has 61 and trails Elaine Powell by nine for seventh-place.
Senior guard Temeka Johnson became
the third LSU player to reach 1,000 points in her career this season. The
Temeka Johnson and Doneeka Hodges,
both seniors from
FOUR SCORED... FOR THE FIRST TIME
In LSU's 103-68 victory at
25 WINS FOR SEVENTH TIME
LSU won its 25th game of the season
on March 23 against
LSU, which led the Southeastern
Conference in field goal percentage, is the only SEC team to shoot over 60.0
percent in a game this season. LSU's best shooting night was 64.6 (42-65) at
HODGES GETS A GRAND!
Senior Doneeka Hodges became the
22nd player in LSU Lady Tigers history to reach 1,000 career points when the
DONEEKA - A 3-POINT SPECIALIST
Senior guard Doneeka Hodges ranks in
the top seven in all of the three-point shooting career records. The
DONEEKA CRACKS INTO TOP 10
Doneeka Hodges cracked into the top 10 of two more career stat in Lady Tigers' history. The senior enters the NCAA Tournament Final Final ranked seventh in career FG attempts with 1339. Hodges is also second in career game played with 129.
HODGES CLIMBING IN SENIOR BOOKS
Doneeka Hodges is climbing up the
senior class record books. The
THE CENTURY MARK
LSU's 103 points scored in the Feb.
5 victory at
THE CENTURY MARK IN THE SEC
LSU's 103 points scored at
GUNTER COACHES 1,000TH
GUNTER GETS FIRST FINAL FOUR
POKEY, COME HOME
Pokey Chatman, LSU acting head coach, gets to lead the Lady Tigers into New Orleans for the Final Four, just minutes from her home town of Ama, La. Chatman, an All-American point guard for the Lady Tigers, missed the opportunity as a player to reach the Final Four in New Orleans in 1991 as a senior.
JOHNSON A LIEBERMAN CANDIDATE
Temeka Johnson was named of the 12
candidates for the Nancy Lieberman Award presented annually by the Detroit
Rotary Club honoring the nation's top point guard in Division I women's
basketball. Johnson, a 5-3 senior from
DUO NAMED AP ALL-AMERICANS
Sophomore Seimone Augustus was named
third-team All-American by the
"MONEY" FROM LINE AND THE FIELD
Sophomore guard Seimone Augustus has lived up to her nickname "Money" in her season a half at LSU. The Baton Rouge native enters the NCAA Tournament Final Four in fifth-place on the Lady Tigers' career field goal percentage list with a mark of 54.0 (490-905). She also holds the the top spot in single season free throw percentage at LSU with a 89.9 clip (98-109) this season. That betters her percentage of 88.8 she shot last season to set the school record.
FREE THROW STREAK SNAPPED
Sophomore guard Seimone Augustus had
connected on a school-record 42 consecutive free throw attempts before missing
her fifth attempt on Feb. 12 against
NO SOPHOMORE SLUMP
Seimone Augustus enters the NCAA
Tournament Final Four ranked fourth in points by a sophomore with 663. The
GOT A GRAND
Seimone Augustus became the 23rd player in school history to reach 1,000 career points when she scored her 15th point of the game with 9:43 left to play against Ole Miss on Feb. 26. She also became the eighth player at LSU to accomplish the feat in two seasons or less. Augustus enters the NCAA Tournament Final Four with 1,167 points and sits in 14th-place, 55 points away from passing Patricia Woods for 13th spot.
LEADER OF THE PACK
Seimone Augustus finished the SEC regular season third in scoring averaging in the Southeastern Conference in conference games only. The sophomore guard is averaged 20.4 points per game in conference games only. She also ranked 11th in rebounding, sixth in field goal percentage, first in free throw percentage and 10th in steals. Augustus also ranks fourth in the SEC in scoring in all games, is second in free throw percentage and ninth in field goal percentage.
Sophomore Seimone Augustus has posted double figures in 25 straight games, including 18 of the last 19 games with 17 or more and six straight with 20-plus points.
AUGUSTUS HONORED BY THE
Seimone Augustus was honored in
December by USA Basketball by being named the Female Athlete of the Year. She
was the MVP of the 2003 FIBA World Championship for Young Women this past summer
as a member of the Gold Medal winning
LADY TIGERS DUO WADE TOP 21
Senior Temeka Johnson and sophomore Seimone Augustus are among 21 players from around the nation named as tOP 21 candidates for the award, named after legendary three-time national champion coach Lily Margaret Wade. The award, regarded as "The Heisman of Women's Basketball," is entering its 27th year and is organized by the WBCA. The candidates were selected by a vote of committee members comprised of leading basketball coaches, journalists and basketball administrators.
AUGUSTUS WOODEN AWARD FINALIST
Sophomore Seimone Augustus is one of
16 players from around the nation named as a Women's Wooden Award finalist. The
sophomore Seimone Augustus is among 20 players from around the nation named as a finalist for the Naismith National Player of the Year award. The award enters its 36th season and is annually sponsored by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
INJURY BUG BITES TWO FRESHMEN
Freshman guards Khalilah Mitchell
and Marian Whitfield both went down in practice within a few weeks of each
other. Mitchell went down with a torn ACL in her right knee on Nov. 30, while
Whitfield suffered a broken bone in her lower left leg in practice on Dec. 9.
game in three games played.
POST SEASON PLAY
Doneeka Hodges, who is second in career games played at LSU, is also among the leaders in career post season games played. The senior enters the NCAA Tournament Final Four having played in 12 post season games (SEC Tournament does not count). She is tied with Latasha Dorsey, April Brown and Marie Ferdinand for third-place. Temeka Johnson enters the Final Four with 10 post-season games played, good enough for ninth on the list.
ON THE TUBE
LSU is 12-5 on television this season and will appear on TV in every remaining game they play during the post season. The Lady Tigers defeated Florida State (SEC-TV), Arizona (Cox Sports), Auburn (SEC-TV), Florida (Cox Sports), Arkansas (Cox Sports), Mississippi State (Cox Sports), Ole Miss (Cox Sports), Ole Miss (SEC-TV), Austin Peay (ESPN2), Maryland (ESPN), Texas (ESPN) and Georgia (ESPN).
DUO AMONG NCAA LEADERS
Temeka Johnson and Seimone Augustus are among the leads in the nation in assists and free throw percentage and scoring. Johnson, a the senior point guard, is dishing out 8.0 assists per game and sits third in the country. Augustus, a sophomore guard, is third in free throw percentage with a .910 clip (91-100) from the line. She is also 38th in scoring, averaging 18.6 points per game.
LSU AMONG BEST IN FIVE AREAS
LSU is among the nation's best in five statistical categories according to the weekly NCAA stats. The Lady Tigers are sixth in fewest turnovers per game, 14th in field goal percentage, 18th in assists per game, 16th in scoring offense and 28th in scoring margin.
The Lady Tigers are in the NCAA "Dance" for the 14th time in school history and for the sixth straight season. LSU made the tournament for the first time in 1984, again in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 as well as this season. The Lady Tigers own a 20-13 record in the "Dance."
GO WEST AGAIN, YOUNG LADY!
LSU, the No. 4 seed in the West
Region, was in the West for the fifth time in the program's history in the NCAA
Tournament and the third straight year. The Lady Tigers are 10-4 as a
participant in the West Region, including the wins over Austin Peay,
GOING AGAINST THE FIELD
LSU was matched-up with 10 different teams in 13 games with schools that made the Field of 64. The Lady Tigers posted a 7-6 record in those 13 games, including wins over Villanova, Rutgers, Temple, Arizona, Auburn and two against Florida.
AS AN AT-LARGE
This is the 12th time the Lady Tigers enter the NCAA Tournament as an at-large selection. LSU is 17-11 in those tournament games. The only two times the Lady Tigers where not an at-large selection was in 1991 and 2003 after earning the Southeastern Conference automatic bid by winning the SEC Tournament. LSU has advanced to the Sweet 16 seven times (1984, 1986, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2004) as an at-large, the Elite Eight three times (1986, 2000 and 2004) and the Final Four this season.
FIRST ROUND SUCCESS
LSU has enjoyed some success in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Lady Tigers are 7-2 in first-round games, including having won seven straight in the first round. LSU's only two first-round losses came to Stephen F. Austin in 1988 and Southern Miss in 1990, both on the opponents home floor. LSU has also received five first-round byes (1984, 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1991).
ELITE EIGHT... WASN'T ENOUGH
The Lady Tigers advanced to the
Elite Eight for the fourth time in school history with wins over Austin Peay,
LSU was awarded a No. 4
seed in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in the school's history. The Lady
Tigers are 9-4 in tournament games as the fourth-seed. The last time LSU was a
No. 4 seed was 1999 when the team won its first two games in the