ANOTHER SOLID SEASON
LSU enters the NCAA Tournament
Final Four with a 31-3 record with the three loses coming by a combined five
points. The Lady Tigers posted a 13-1 record in the Southeastern Conference and
claimed a second straight regular season title. The season opened with 14
straight wins, including road victories over No. 13 Texas Tech and No. 4 Ohio State and home wins over No. 10 Michigan State and No. 15 Minnesota. A two-point
loss at No. 5 UConn snapped the winning streak, but LSU rebounded to win eight
straight, including a pair of wins over
• Seimone Augustus ranked second in career points at LSU with 2,688 (page 4).
• Seimone Augustus holds the NCAA record for career double figure scoring games (page 4).
• Seimone Augustus is the NCAA's active leading scorer (page 4).
• Seimone Augustus leads the nation in scoring average (page 9).
• Sylvia Fowles has a team and SEC-best 23 double doubles this season (page 5).
• Sylvia Fowles is 25 points away from 1,000 in her career (page 5).
• Scholanda Hoston ranks 15th in LSU's career scoring list and seventh in career steals (page 6).
• LSU completed its 2005-06 home schedule with a perfect 15-0 mark, extending the streak to 31 straight wins at home (page 7).
• Three Lady Tigers earned SEC postseason honors, including the Player of the Year (page 12).
SITTING IN SECOND!
Senior Seimone Augustus became the
second leading scorer in LSU history with her 27 points against
AUGUSTUS IN THE BOOKS
Seimone Augustus keeps climbing in LSU's record book. The senior enters the NCAA Final Four ranked second in career points with 2,688, sixth in career field goal percentage with a 54.6 clip, first in career free throw percentage at 85.8, second in career field goals made, second in career field goals attempted, fourth in career free throws made and first in games started in a career. Augustus also owns the top two single season free throw percentages and sits sixth in single season field goal percentage with her effort this season.
Senior Seimone Augustus has posted double figures in a school record 96 straight games.
Seimone Augustus has reached double figures in points in 131 of her 139 career games and sits in first-place in NCAA history with her 131 double figure scoring games.
SCORE FOR SEIMONE
Seimone Augustus has scored at
least 20 points 72 times in her career, including 26 times this season. The
senior has reached the 30-point plateau six times, including her career-high of
Seimone Augustus' career-high 35
points put up against
"MONE" IN A CLASS BY HERSELF
Seimone Augustus is the only player
in LSU history to have at least 2,500 points, 600 rebounds and and 250 assists. The senior enters the
NCAA Final Four with 2,688 points,
725 rebounds and 276 assists. Joyce Walker is the only player close to Augustus.
NCAA'S ACTIVE LEADER
With 2,688 career points, senior Seimone Augustus is the nation's active scoring leader.
MOVING UP IN THE SEC
When Seimone Augustus passed Julie
Gross on LSU's career scoring list she also moved passed her on the Southeastern
Conference career list. Augustus now sits fifth on the SEC list with 2,688
points and needs 76 points to pass
Sylvia Fowles grabbed a career-high
22 rebounds against Vanderbilt on Jan. 26. Her rebounding effort was the best by
an LSU player since Maree Jackson pulled down 22 on Feb. 16, 1978. Fowles total
was also the first time an LSU player had 20-plus rebounds since Cornelia Gayden
has 21 against
GRABBING THE BOARDS
Sylvia Fowles has pulled down at least 10 rebounds in 24 games this season and 37 in her career. She grabbed a career-best 22 boards in LSU's victory over No. 22 Vanderbilt on Jan. 26.
Sylvia Fowles enters the NCAA Final Four ranked third in rebounds by a sophomore. She has 394 rebounds in 34 games this season and needs 66 more to pass Julie Gross for second-place.
Sylvia Fowles enters the NCAA Final Four in sixth place on LSU's rebounds in a season list. She has 394 this season and needs nine to pass Joanette Boutte for the fifth-place spot.
Sophomore Sylvia Fowles' career field goal percentage of 59.6 ranks her third on LSU's career list, while her 61.3 field goal percentage this season is the fourth best in single season in LSU history.
Sylvia Fowles, in 70 games in her career, has collected 173 blocked shots and enters the NCAA Final Four in second-place in career blocked shots at LSU. She is six away from passing Julie Gross for the top spot.
CLOSE TO A GRAND
Sylvia Fowles enters the NCAA Final Four needing 25 points to become the 26th player in LSU history to reach the milestone. Fowles has 975 points in 70 games.
FOWLES JOINS THE 20-20 CLUB
Sylvia Fowles' performance against
Vanderbilt on Jan. 26 was not only the sophomores best game of her career with
26 points and 22 rebounds, but she became just the fourth player in LSU history
to record a 20-20 game and the first since 1994. Only Maree Jackson (12 times),
Julie Gross (twice) and Cornelia Gayden (once) have accomplished the feat.
Gayden was the last to do it with 24 points and 21 rebounds against
HOSTON REACHES A GRAND
Senior Scholanda Hoston became the
25th player in school history to reach the 1,000 career points milestone in the
first half on the Dec. 30th game against
CLIMBING THE CHARTS
Scholanda Hoston enters the NCAA Final Four ranked 15th on LSU's career scoring list with 1,221 points. The senior is 102 points away from passing Barbara Henderson for 14th-place.
CLIMBING THE CHARTS, PART 2
Scholanda Hoston ranks in the top 10 on four career categories at LSU. The senior guard enters the NCAA Final Four ranked fifth in career 3-pointers made, fifth in career 3-pointers attempted, seventh in career 3-point FG percentage and seventh in career steals.
Scholanda Hoston, with five steals against UConn on Jan. 16, became the seventh player in school history to collect at least 200 steals in a career. The senior ranks seventh on LSU's career steals list with 230.
Senior Scholanda Hoston connected on three three-point shots in the victory over Baylor on Jan. 30 to become the fifth player in LSU history to make at least 100 three-pointers in a career. Hoston now has 120 threes entering the NCAA Final Four.
DISHING IT OUT
Sophomore Erica White recorded the
sixth-best single game assist mark in LSU history with 14 assists against
Vanderbilt on Jan. 26. The game was White's third career start and followed a
10-assist performance at
A PASSING SOPHOMORE
Erica White enters the NCAA Final Four holding LSU's record for assists by a sophomore. She has 182 assists in 33 games this season and overtook Temeka Johnson for the top spot during the San Antonio Regional Final.
SINGLE SEASON ASSISTS
Erica White enters the NCAA Final Four ranked fifth on LSU single season assists list and needs 18 more to pass Temeka Johnson for fourth-place.
HOME SWEET HOME
PERFECT IN THE PMAC
LSU completed the 2005-06 home schedule with a perfect 15-0 record, marking the fourth unbeaten home mark in the program's history. The Lady Tigers also completed the 1977-78 (14-0), 1985-86 (14-0) and 2004-05 (12-0) seasons undefeated at home.
STREAKING AT HOME
LSU will take a 31-game home court
win streak in the
NON-CONFERENCE HOME STREAK
The Lady Tigers completed its
2005-06 non-conference home schedule with a 8-0 mark, increasing the streak to
34 straight non-conference wins in the
IN THE POLLS
LSU enters the NCAA Tournament ranked No. 5 in both the Associated Press and the USA Today/ESPN/WBCA polls.
LSU has now been ranked in 76 straight Associated Press polls dating back to the final poll of the 2001-02 season.
AMONG THE ELITE
LSU has been ranked in the
Associated Press poll for 280 weeks since the first poll came out in November of
1976. That ranks the Lady Tigers 12th in weeks appeared in the poll. SEC foe
AGAINST THE RANKED
The Lady Tigers are 11-2 against top 25 opponents this season. LSU is 2-1 against top five teams and 4-2 against teams ranked No. 10 or higher. The losses came at No. 5 UConn and vs. No. 8 Tennessee.
ON THE TUBE
LSU is 22-2 in televised games this
season. The Lady Tigers defeated
Texas Tech, Ohio State, Baylor, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida Atlantic and
Washington on ESPN2, beat DePaul and Stanford on ESPN, got past Minnesota on
CBS, recorded wins at Kentucky, at Auburn, at Georgia, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Kentucky on SEC-TV, and beat Southern, Tulane, South
Florida, Ole Miss and Arkansas on
Cox Sports Television. The losses came at UConn and vs.
LSU has recorded six of the top 16
AMONG THE NATION'S BEST
LSU's average home attendance of
6,273 this season ranks 14th in the nation. The Lady Tigers are second to
GET TO 75 AND WIN
The Lady Tigers have won 73 of the
last 74 games when they score at least 75 points.
LSU is certainly giving a solid
defensive effort this season. The Lady Tigers have held 20 of their opponents to
55 points or less and have held nine of the 30 opponents this season to 45
points or less. LSU has also held four opponents (North Carolina A&T,
68 POINT VICTORY
LSU's 68 point (107-39) victory
over Southern on Nov. 22 is tied for the second largest margin of victory in the
program's history. The Lady Tigers defeated
64 POINT VICTORY
LSU's 64 point (99-35) victory over North Carolina A&T on Jan. 1 is tied for the fourth largest margin of victory in the program's history and is the second largest margin of victory for the Lady Tigers this season (68, over Southern on Nov. 22).
REACHING THE CENTURY MARK
LSU scored 107 points in the
victory over Southern on Nov. 22, marking the first time the program reach the
century mark since a 103-68 win at Alabama on Feb. 2004. The 107 points is also
the most scored by an LSU team since posting 108 against
LSU shot a near-record 69.6 percent
from the floor in the victory over North Carolina A&T on Jan. 1. The clip
was second only to the Lady Tigers 70.0 percent performance on Jan. 4, 1978
POKEY'S FIRST 50
LSU's Jan. 12th game against
DUO SCORES BIG
The duo of Seimone Augustus (32)
and Sylvia Fowles (28) combined for 60 points in LSU's, 86-61, victory at
LSU recorded its 30th win of the season on March 25 against DePaul. The victory marked the fourth straight second-straight 30-win season for the Lady Tigers and the third in four years. Overall, LSU has reached 30 wins or more four times in the program's history.
DOUBLE DIGIT WINS IN THE SEC
LSU reached double digits in the
win column in the Southeastern Conference with the victory over
LSU won its second consecutive
Southeastern Conference regular season championship in 2006 with a 13-1
conference record. The Lady Tigers finished two games ahead of second-place
LSU became the first school in Southeastern Conference history to win both the men's and women's regular season titles outright. The Tigers won the league with a 14-2 record, while the women captured the crown with a 13-1 mark. The SEC began its women's basketball sponsorship in 1982.
RECEIVED A DIPLOMA
Two current Lady Tigers have already received their degrees from LSU. Seniors Seimone Augustus and Florence Williams graduated this past August. Both earned general studies degrees. Augustus, after completing 15 hours this past fall, is three hours shy of earning a second degree in business.
AMONG THE NATIONAL RANKS
LSU is ranked in the top 20 in the NCAA in 10 categories. The Lady Tigers are second in field goal percentage, third in scoring margin and personal fouls, fourth in won/loss percentage, fifth in rebound margin, sixth in scoring defense, 12th in scoring offense, field goal percentage defense and assists, and 19th in turnovers.
AUGUSTUS TOPS IN SCORING
Senior Seimone Augustus enters the
NCAA Tournament as the nation's leading scorer. She is averaging 23.0 points and
FOWLES AND WHITE AMONG BEST
Sylvia Fowles and Erica White are also ranked among the nation's best. Fowles is fifth in field goal percentage, shooting 62.3 percent, and fifth in rebounding with a 11.6 per game average. Erica White is 17th in the nation in assists per game, averaging 5.7.
Seimone Augustus is one of 10 finalists for the 2005-06 Senior C.L.A.S.S. Award. The award is presented annually to the nation's senior Player of the Year for the NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball. The award is an acronym for Celebrating, Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.
DUO FINALISTS FOR WADE TROPHY
Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles were each named as two of the 12 finalists for the State Farm Wade Trophy awarded to the nation's top player by the WBCA. Augustus was the recipient of the prestigious award last season and Fowles is making her first appearance on the list of finalist.
AUGUSTUS FINALIST FOR SULLIVAN
Seimone Augustus is one 10 finalists for the 2005 AAU James E. Sullivan Award. The award is given annually to the nation's top amateur athlete. The public can vote for the winner process from the end of February thru March at www.usatoday.com/sports /2006-sullivan-award_x.htm The award will be presented to the winner of April 12.
Seimone Augustus was one of 25 candidates listed for the NCAA's Division I Championships 25th Anniversary team. The NCAA is celebrating its 25th year of women's championships and is honoring the milestone with a five-member, one coach women's basketball team voted on by fans.
AUGUSTUS/FOWLES KODAK FINALISTS
Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles were both named to the Region 3 Kodak/WBCA All-American team and are now two of 48 finalists for the 10-member Kodak/WBCA All-American team. Augustus is a two-time Kodak All-American and Fowles is a finalist for the first time.
AUGUSTUS & CHATMAN FINALISTS
Seimone Augustus and Pokey Chatman were each named one of four finalists for the Naismith Player of the Year Award and the Naismith Coach of the Year Award, respectfully. Both Augustus and Chatman received the honor last year given by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
MULTIPLE SEC HONORS FOR FOWLES
Sylvia Fowles has been named the
Southeastern Conference Player of the Week four times this season, including
Feb. 6. During the week that ended on the sixth, the sophomore posted double
double in wins over
SEC HONORS FOR AUGUSTUS
Seimone Augustus earned her fourth
Southeastern Conference Player of the Week honor on Feb. 27 after leading LSU to
THREE HONORED BY SEC COACHES
Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles and Scholanda Hoston were all honored by the Southeastern Conference coaches in the 2005-06 postseason honors. Augustus was named the SEC Player of the Year for the second straight season and was a unanimous first-team all-conference selection. Fowles joined Augustus as a unanimous first-team selection, while Hoston was named second-team All-SEC.
TRIO ALSO HONORED BY AP
Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles and Scholanda Hoston were all honored by the Associated Press postseason Southeastern Conference honors. Augustus was named the SEC Player of the Year and joined Fowles as a unanimous first-team All-SEC selection. Hoston was named honorable mention all-conference by the writers' association.
THIRD STRAIGHT FOR SEIMONE
Seimone Augustus was named
first-team All-SEC for the third straight season becoming the fourth LSU player
to accomplish the feat. The
AUGUSTUS MAKES HISTORY
Seimone Augustus became the fifth
multi-winner of the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year honor. The 6-1
senior guard earned the award last season as well and joins
DUO NABS AP HONORS
Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles were honored again by the Associated Press. Augustus, a senior guard, was a unanimous first-team AP All-American, while Fowles, a sophomore center, was a third-team selection.
The Lady Tigers are in the NCAA "Dance" for the 16th time in school history and for the eighth straight season. LSU made the tournament for the first time in 1984, again in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 as well as this season. The Lady Tigers own a 28-15 record in the "Dance."
FIRST ROUND SUCCESS
LSU improved its record in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to 9-2 with the victory over Florida Atlantic. The Lady Tigers have won nine straight first-round games in the tournament.
ADVANCING TO THE "SWEET 16"
The Lady Tigers advanced to the
"Sweet 16" for the 10th time in the program's history and for the four straight
year. LSU defeated
THE TOP SEED
LSU is in the tournament as a No. 1 seed for the third time overall and the second year in a row. The Lady Tigers own a 11-2 record in the tournament as a top seed, including the victories over Florida Atlantic, Washington, DePaul and Stanford.
AS AN AT-LARGE
This is the 14th time the Lady Tigers enter the NCAA Tournament as an at-large selection. LSU is 24-12 in those tournament games. The only two times the Lady Tigers where not an at-large selection was in 1991 and 2003 after earning the Southeastern Conference automatic bid by winning the SEC Tournament. LSU has advanced to the Sweet 16 nine times (1984, 1986, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005 and 2006), the Elite Eight five times (1986, 2000, 2004, 2005 and 2006) and the Final Four in 2004, 2005 and 2006 as an at-large.
MAKE IT THREE FOR FOUR
The Lady Tigers defeated Stanford in the San Antonio Regional final to advance to the program's third straight Final Four. LSU also reached the Final Four in 2004 and 2005, but own a 0-2 record at the grandest event in women's college basketball.
AUGUSTUS GOES THREE FOR THREE
Seimone Augustus picked up her
third straight Regional Most Outstanding Player honor in
LSU PULLS OFF DOUBLE PLAY
LSU has both its men's and women's
basketball programs in the Final Four for the first time in school history. Each
program is making its third appearance in the Final Four. The Tigers advanced in
1981 and 1986 prior to this season and the Lady Tigers reached the Final Four in
2004 and 2005 in addition to this season. LSU is the fifth school in as many
years and the seventh overall to send both its men's and women's teams to the
GOING AGAINST THE FIELD
LSU was matched-up with 12 different teams in 15 games with schools that made the Field of 64. The Lady Tigers posted a 12-3 record in those 15 games, including nine wins against ranked team and four road wins.
AUGUSTUS AMONG BEST IN HISTORY
Seimone Augustus enters her third
NCAA Final Four ranked fourth in career scoring the NCAA Tournament history. The
LSU's run to the regional this year
had a very similar feel as last year's. The Lady Tigers defeated a team from the
Atlantic Sun Conference in the first round both years (Stetson in 2005 and
Florida Atlantic in 2006) and got past a Pac-10 Conference opponent in the
second round both times (Arizona in 2005 and Washington in 2006). Another
similarity between this season's run and last season is LSU played its first two
games in the state of
LSU has never played a game in the
TD Banknorth Garden (formerly know as the
As the song "Dirty Water" by the