LSU's women's basketball team, the two-time defending Southeastern Conference regular season champions, were predicted to finish third in the race for the 2006-07 SEC title by the media present at the 2006 SEC Basketball Media Days, held Oct. 25-26 at the Birmingham Marriott Hotel.
Sylvia Fowles, a junior center
for the Lady Tigers, was unanimously selected to the preseason first-team
All-SEC five-member team.
LSU, picked to finish behind
Tennessee (all 19 first-place votes) and
Georgia, posted a 13-1 record in the
SEC last season. The Lady Tigers finished the season with a 31-4 overall mark
and advanced to the program's third straight NCAA Final Four.
Fowles received joined Tennessee's Candance
Parker as the only unanimous selections on the first-team. Georgia's Tasha Humphrey, Ole Miss' Armintie Price and Florida's Sha Brooks rounded out the first-team.
The Miami, Fla., native averaged 15.9 points, 11.6
rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots last season to earned first-team All-SEC honors.
She also collected 16.0 points and a league-high 12.1 rebounds per game in
The Lady Tigers received 51
points in the voting, three behind Georgia and 34 ahead of fourth-place
Vanderbilt. Kentucky was slated fifth followed
by Florida, Ole Miss, Auburn, South Carolina,
Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi State.
LSU opens the exhibition season
on Nov. 1 against Loyola (New Orleans) at 7 p.m.
CT in the Pete
Maravich Assembly Center. The regular season gets underway
on Nov. 12 when the Lady Tigers host West Virginia in the first game of the
three-day Basketball Travelers Classic.