LSU, which received the
highest preseason ranking in the program's history with a No. 2 ranking by the
coaches and No. 3 by the Associated Press, is coming off a run to the Final Four
in 2004 under acting head coach Pokey Chatman. Chatman, now the Lady Tigers'
head coach following the retirement of Hall of Famer Sue Gunter, begins her own
era of leading the program.
Preseason All-American Seimone Augustus leads the Lady Tigers on the floor. The junior guard averaged 19.4 points last season and is coming off a 28-point performance in the team's exhibition victory last week.
Senior point guard Temeka Johnson also leads the Lady Tigers. The preseason All-SEC selection averaged 12.8 points and 8.3 assists per game last season.
LSU also returns three other players that
started at least 18 games for last year's squad, including sophomore Hanna
Biernacka (27 starts), senior Tillie Willis (21 starts) and Wendlyn Jones (18
This will be the second
The winners of Thursday's games will meet in the championship game of the tournament on Friday at 7 p.m., while the consolation game will begin at 5 p.m. CST.
Tickets for the tournament are still
available for $7 for reserve seats and $5 for general
G 5 Missy Traversi 5-7 Sr. 7.7 ppg 2.0 rpg
G 22 Kim Corbitt 5-7 Sr. 5.9 ppg 2.6 rpg
F 54 Monica Peterson 6-0 Sr. 7.4 ppg 5.9 rpg
F 34 Bracey Barker 6-1 So. 1.5 ppg 1.0 rpg
C 15 Nicole Jay 6-6 Sr. 1.2 ppg 1.2 rpg
LSU (exhibition Stats)
G 2 Temeka Johnson 5-3 Sr. 7.0 ppg 5.0 apg
G 32 Scholanda Hoston 5-10 Jr. 10.0ppg 2.0apg
F 33 Seimone Augustus 6-1 Jr. 28.0 ppg 6.0 rpg
F 32 Wendlyn Jones 6-1 Jr. 6.0 ppg 7.0 rpg
C 31 Sylvia Fowles 6-5 Fr. 20.0 ppg 10.0 rpg