LSU trio ready to play for gold

IZMIR, Turkey -- LSU Lady Tigers head coach Pokey Chatman, an assistant coach for the United States Women's World University Games team, along with Lady Tigers Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles, will play Serbia & Montenegro in the gold medal game of the 2005 Games on Friday at 9:15 a.m. CDT.

Chatman has helped Team USA to a perfect 4-0 record in pool play and victories over Taiwan and Russia to advance to the gold medal game.

Team USA is averaging 100.8 points per game in the tournament and is holding the opponents a 54.5 average. The Americans are also shooting 55.5 percent from the floor and holding the opponents to a 32.9 percent clip.

Fowles, a sophomore-to-be, for the Lady Tigers leads Team USA in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.6 points and 7.4 rebounds. She is also second on the team with a 75.0 field goal percentage.

Augustus, a senior-to-be, is second on the team in scoring behind her LSU teammate. The Baton Rouge native is averaging 13.4 points per game. She is also trying for her second gold medal with the United States, having won gold in 2003 as a member of the World Championship for Young Women team.

Serbia & Montenegro advanced to the gold medal game by going 4-0 in pool play defeating Poland and Australia in the medal round.

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