Anytime there is a basketball game
But that was the case Sunday.
Things were far from cozy in trying
to get on campus Sunday afternoon for the Lady Tigers SEC showdown with the
Georgia Lady Bulldogs. One could imagine a large crowd would attend, especially
with LSU fresh off an historic win over the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in
While navigating the labyrinth of cars and fans in an effort to get to the PMAC was a 20-minute headache, once settled in, Sunday afternoon was the perfect exclamation point for one awesome week of LSU sports.
Things got started Wednesday night when John Brady's Tigers did there best to raise the blood pressure of the collective fan base with a thrilling 78-77 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Things looked to be going according to plan for almost 36 minutes as LSU dominated Stan Heath's club on both end's of the floor. But in the wake of one of the sickest dunks these eyes have ever seen by LSU's Tyrus Thomas, the Razorbacks went on a 14-0 run taking a two point lead with less than a minute left.
But as he has done so many times
before, Darrel Mitchell came through when it mattered most. Already owning a
game-winning shot this year against
Mitchell made a strong case for SEC
Player of the Year with his 27 point effort against
The Tennessee men beat Georgia in Athens Saturday evening and are now in sole possession of first place in the SEC. Don't fret though, the Tigers are still a game up in the SEC Western Division over Alabama and have a pair of very winnable games this week against Mississippi State and Auburn.
While the men fell out of the SEC's
top spot, the Lady Tigers took a stranglehold on the women's league standings
with their historic victory in
We'll keep you updated.
More on the win in
Sue Gunter is smiling somewhere.
Baseball and softball got going
this past weekend. My man
By the way, it is 54-46 Lady Tigers with 4:40 left in the game. Looking good for Pokey's Posse at this time.
Can't say I made it out to the ball
park, it was in the 30s most of the day Sunday. And no wonder, the Sunday
matinee went into extra innings. I can recall the coldest day of my life came –
not at a football game – but at an LSU baseball game back in 2002. LSU managed
I'll gladly sit here courtside in the PMAC and let Brent sit bundled up in the press box at the baseball stadium. That is one of the perks of being the boss I guess.
By the way, the softball teams
swept the P&G Challenge (props to freshman Dani Hofer who tossed a no-hitter
At any rate, not real sure where this column is going other than the fact it was really fun having this job this weekend. And if I am not busy enough this time of year, there is always the fact spring football is just around the corner. LSU dons the helmets and pads on March 4.
In closing, just wanted to let you
know, the Lady Tigers pulled it. They beat
Matt Deville is the editor of Tiger Rag magazine. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.