The team had lunch with the media then coach John Brady and selected players - Glen "Big Baby" Davis, Darrel Mitchell and Tyrus Thomas - talked for over an hour about the Tigers first appearance in the Final Four in a decade.
The team will join the Lady Tigers,
who qualified for the Women's Final Four in
Tiger Rag was on hand for Tuesday's press conference and stories will soon follow on TigerRag.com. In the meantime, here is a collection of photos taken during the luncheon.
All photos by Matt Deville
LSU athletic director Skip Bertman introduced coach John Brady
and the Tigers prior to an hour-long question and answer session with the media.
Coach John Brady and the Tigers eat together as a team.
Glen "Big Baby"
Darrel Mitchell, who hit a game-winning three-pointer against
Texas A&M to get the Tigers into the Sweet 16, is LSU's lone
senior on the team. He said he wants to end his career with a bang.
known for his behind the microphone antics, kept the large gathering of media in
stitches. He told several stories, including one about a slumber party at the
Darrel Mitchell and Tyrus Thomas have answered lots of questions over the past
few weeks. They, however, have never seen a media storm like the one they will
soon enter in
Tack Minor has
sat out the first half of this season serving a suspension. Against
One of three freshmen in the starting lineup, Tasmin Mitchell, the only
true freshman starter on the team, hasn't played like a rookie this season.
freshman Garrett Temple did what no other player in college basketball has done
this season, shut down J.J. Redick.
They don't call him "Big Baby" for nothing.
At 6-9, 310
A look at the Tigers hardware. LSU is hoping to add a crystal basketball
alongside its SEC Championship and Atlanta Regional trophies.
Garrett Temple has been tabbed as a player to watch in the
Considered a project entering the season,
grown into one of the best defenders in the nation.
One of the more quiet players on the team, Tyrus Thomas
is far from shy on the basketball court. Here Thomas
giggles as Glen Davis entertains everyone with a few jokes.