Lady Tigers remain third ranked

LSU's women's basketball team remained No. 3 in the both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN/WBCA polls, while senior Seimone Augustus leads the nation is scoring.

LSU (25-2, 13-1 SEC) defeated Alabama and Mississippi State in the final two regular season games to claim a second straight Southeastern Conference title.

Augustus led the Lady Tigers in both games, scoring 32 points at Alabama and posting 27 in the final home game of her career. Her totals for the week boosted her scoring average to 22.4 points per game. The Baton Rouge native leads South Florida's Jessica Dickson by hundredths of a point for the top spot.

The Lady Tigers received 1064 points in the AP poll to place behind North Carolina and Duke. UNC defeated Duke on Saturday to reclaim the No. 1 ranking. Duke edged out LSU by just eight points.

Maryland, Ohio State, Rutgers, UConn, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Baylor finish out the top 10.

LSU's 700 points in the coaches' poll also placed them behind no. North Carolina and second-ranked Duke.

Augustus and the Lady Tigers begin this week's SEC Tournament on Friday at noon as the top seed. LSU will play with No. 8 seed Ole Miss or ninth seeded Arkansas. The tournament begins on Thursday with the first round games in North Little Rock, Ark.

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