Lady Tigers move up in both polls

LSU's women's basketball team moved up to No. 2 in the Associated Press poll and advanced to No. 3 in the USA today/ESPN/WBCA poll this week after victories over Tennessee and Georgia.

The Lady Tigers (22-1, 10-0 SEC) defeated No. 5 Tennessee in Knoxville last Thursday and followed it with a win over No. 13 Georgia on Sunday.


LSU received 1,103 points and 20 first-place votes in the AP poll, falling just short of top-ranked Duke. The Blue Devils returned to the top spot with 1,115 points and 23 first-place votes.


North Carolina, the previous No. 1 team, lost at home to Maryland on Thursday and dropped to third, while the Terrapins moved up two spots to fourth after the victory. Tennessee remained fifth.


The Lady Tigers received 726 points and three first-place votes in the coaches' poll. Duke regained No. 1 with 764 points, while North Carolina dropped to second with 727 points, just ahead of the LSU.


The No. 2 ranking in the AP poll is the highest the Lady Tigers have been this season.


LSU visits Florida on Thursday at 6 p.m. CST in the O'Connell Center in Gainesville.


The Lady Tigers sit in first-place in the Southeastern Conference with a two-game lead over Tennessee. LSU's magic number to clinch at least a share of a second straight league title is two games.



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