CAPPING THE SEASON
LSU entered the NCAA Tournament
without the services of head coach Pokey Chatman who stepped down from her post
on March 7. Assistant coach Bob Starkey will serve as acting head coach for the
remainder of the post season. LSU, the No. 3 seed in the Fresno Region, defeated
UNC Ashville and
• Sylvia Fowles sits ninth on LSU's career scoring list (page 6).
• Sylvia Fowles sits second on LSU's career rebounding list (page 6).
• Sylvia Fowles became the first SEC player to record a double double in all 14 league games (page 7).
• LSU leads the nation in field goal percentage defense and scoring defense (page 9).
• Sylvia Fowles was a unanimous first-team All-SEC selection by the coaches and media (page 10).
• LSU is 22-0 this season when holding opponents to 50 or fewer points this season (page. 17).
GOT A GRAND
Sylvia Fowles became the 26th
player in LSU history to reach the 1,000 career point milestone. The junior from
GOT A GRAND, PART 2
Sylvia Fowles became fourth player
in LSU history to reach the 1,000 career rebound milestone. Her 14th board at
MOVIN' ON UP
Sylvia Fowles enters the Final Four ranked ninth in career points with 1,621. She is 28 points away from passing Marie Ferdinand for eighth-place.
Sylvia Fowles is in elite company when it comes to her career points and rebounds totals. The junior is just the second player in LSU history to have at least 1,500 points and 1,100 rebounds, joining only Julie Gross. Fowles is the only player in school history with at least 1,600 points, 1,200 rebounds and 250 blocked shots.
Sylvia Fowles, in 108 games in her career, has collected 250 blocked shots now holds the record for career blocked shots at LSU. She surpassed Julie Gross for the record with her second block at Tulane on Nov. 19, 2006.
Junior Sylvia Fowles' career field goal percentage of 58.8 ranks her third on LSU's career list.
Sylvia Fowles enters the Final Four ranked third in rebounds in a season at LSU with 470, needing 24 more to pass Maree Jackson for second-place. Fowles also ranked sixth in single-season field goal percentage.
Junior Sylvia Fowles already owns
the most rebounds by a junior in LSU history. The
FOWLES ADDS TO THE 20-20 CLUB
Sylvia Fowles has made her way back
into the 20-20 club this season with two 20-20 performances. She posted 23
points and 20 rebounds at
HISTORY WAS MADE
Sylvia Fowles became the first player in SEC history to have a double double in all 14 league games. The Miami, Fla., native had a streak of 21 straight double doubles against SEC opponents, including the final two regular season conference games last season, the three SEC tournament games last year, all 14 regular season games this year and the first two tournament games. The streak came to an end in the championship game against Vanderbilt. Fowles collected 13 points and nine rebounds.
FOWLES AMONG NATION'S BEST
Sylvia Fowles entered the NCAA Tournament among the nation's best in field goal percentage, blocked shots and rebounding. The national stats have Fowles 12th in field goal percentage with 57.8, third in rebounding with 12.8 per game and 44th in blocked shots with 1.9 per game.
SCORING A SCORE
Sylvia Fowles has reached the
20-plus point plateau 27 times in her career, including 13 times this season.
Junior Sylvia Fowles enters the
Final Four ranked second in school history with 62 doubles doubles in her
GRABBING THE BOARDS
Sylvia Fowles has pulled down at least 10 rebounds in 66 games in her career. She grabbed a career-best 22 boards in LSU's victory over No. 22 Vanderbilt on Jan. 26, 2006 and collected 20 against Auburn on Jan. 28, 2007, 20 at South Carolina on Feb. 4, 2007, 20 at Arkansas on Feb. 15 and 20 against Tennessee on March 3.
"Q" FROM DOWNTOWN
Quianna Chaney enters the Final
Four ranked sixth in career three-pointers made and fifth in career
three-pointers attempted at LSU. The junior from
HOME SWEET HOME
STREAKING AT HOME
LSU saw its 43-game home court win
streak in the
LSU's 70-27 victory over
IN THE POLLS
LSU entered the NCAA Tournament
ranked No. 12 in the
LSU has now been ranked in 94
AMONG THE ELITE
LSU has been ranked in the
AGAINST THE RANKED
The Lady Tigers are 5-6 against ranked opponents this season. LSU defeated No. 5 Ohio State, 75-51, on Dec. 10, won at No. 18 Michigan State, 65-50, on Dec. 17, defeated No. 15 Georgia, 57-55, on Jan. 7, got past No. 2 Tennessee, 63-54, on March 3 and defeated No. 4 UConn on March 28 in the Fresno Regional Final. The Lady Tigers dropped a 64-60 decision at No. 15 Baylor on Nov. 21, a 53-51 loss at No. 14 Georgia on Feb. 1, a 72-71 loss to No. 5 UConn on Feb. 11, a 56-51 loss to No. 2 Tennessee on Feb. 19, a 68-58 loss at No. 12 Vanderbilt on Feb. 22 and a 51-45 loss to No. 13 Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament on March 4.
ON THE TUBE
LSU is 14-5 in televised games this season.The Lady Tigers are 4-3 on the ESPN networks, including the four wins in the NCAA Tournament.
The crowd of 10,677 that witnessed
LSU's 75-51 victory over
AMONG THE NATION'S BEST
LSU's sits 17th in the nation in
home attendance this season with a 5,573 average. The Lady Tigers have finished
the home slate this season. The rankings are compiled each week by the
BIG HOME GAMES
The game between No. 7 LSU and No.
2 Tennessee marked the 11th game between two top 10 teams in the
WIN UNDER 50 X TWO
Earlier in the season, LSU's 49-46
GET TO 75 AND WIN
The Lady Tigers have won 82 of the
last 83 games when they score at least 75 points.
A RUN FOR THE AGES
LSU used a 33-0 run in the 64-25
THE BIG 30
LSU's win over UConn on March 26 was the 30th of the season. The Lady Tigers have now reached 30 wins for the fifth time in the program's history. LSU has recorded at least 30 wins in each of the last three seasons and four of the last five.
MATCHING BEST START
LSU's 15-1 record after 16 games equaled the best start in the program's history. Five other Lady Tigers teams started the season 15-1, including each of the last two seasons. This year's squad joins the 2005-06, 2004-05, 2002-03, 1996-97 and the 1977-78 teams with a 15-1 start.
DECEMBERS TO REMEMBER
LSU has not lost a game in the month of December since Dec. 29, 2001, a streak of 29 straight wins. The Lady Tigers went 5-0 this season, went 5-0 in the month during the 2002-03 season, posted a 9-0 mark in 2003-04, 4-0 in 2004-05 and were 6-0 last season.
The Lady Tigers entered the NCAA Tournament as the nation's best defensive team. LSU is No. 1 scoring defense at 49.4 points per game and No. 1 in field goal percentage defense at 32.6 percent. The Lady Tigers also sit seventh in scoring margin (+17.8), fifth in fewest turnovers (13.3), 14th in fewest personal fouls (14.1), 14th in blocked shots (5.6), 28th in rebound margin (+5.8) and 31st in assists (15.7).
FOWLES A FINALIST FOR KODAK
Sylvia Fowles earned Region 3 Kodak
All-American honors which makes her a finalist for one of 10 Kodak All-American
spots. The 6-6 junior center from
LSU MOP, AGAIN
For the fourth straight year a LSU
player received the Regional Most Outstanding Player. This time Sylvia Fowles
earned the honor that Seimone Augustus had received the previous three season.
Fowles averaged 21.5 points and 12 rebounds in LSU's wins over
WOODEN HONORS FOR FOWLES
Junior center Sylvia Fowles is one
of five finalist for the 2007 John R. Wooden Award presented to the National
Player of the Year on national television on April 7 in
MORE ALL-AMERICA HONORS FOR FOWLES
In addition to being a John R.
Wooden Award All-American, Sylvia Fowles was named first-team All-American by
ESPN.com. Fowles joined fellow Southeastern Conference players Candace Parker
FOWLES NAMED FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC
For the second straight year,
Sylvia Fowles was named first-team All-Southeastern Conference by the 12 league
coaches and the
Q GETS SECOND-TEAM HONORS
Quianna Chaney was named
second-team All-Southeastern Conference by the 12 league coaches. The 5-11
junior guard averaged 13.6 points in conference games this season and posted
double figures in 10 of the 14 games. Chaney was a honorable mention selection
HIGHTOWER ON ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Allison Hightower earned a spot on
the Southeastern Conference all-freshman team by the 12 league coaches. The 5-10
freshman guard averaged 7.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in the 14
conference outings and posted double figures in two games, including a
career-high 14 points against
Quianna Chaney and Ashley Thomas, both true juniors, are on pace to receive their degrees in August, just under a year early. Thomas is majoring in sports management and business, while Chaney is a kinesiology major.
LeBLANC PURSUES MORE THAT HOOPS
RaShonta LeBlanc was recently
invited to be a part of the LSU College of Business Internal Auditing Program.
The Lady Tigers are in the NCAA
"Dance" for the 17th time in school history and for the ninth 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, 2006 as well
as this season. The Lady Tigers own a 32-16 record in the "Dance," including
this year's wins over UNC Ashville,
FIRST ROUND SUCCESS
LSU now owns a 10-2 record in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Lady Tigers have won 10 straight first-round games in the tournament.
AS AN AT-LARGE
This is the 15th time the Lady Tigers entered the NCAA Tournament as an at-large selection. LSU is 28-13 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 10 times (1984, 1986, 1989, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007), the Elite Eight six times (1986, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007) and the Final Four in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 as an at-large.
AS A THREE SEED
LSU received a No. 3 seed for the
second time in NCAA Tournament history. The Lady Tigers now own a 7-1 record as
a No. 3 seed, including this year's wins over UNC Ashville,
GOING AGAINST THE FIELD
LSU was matched-up with 10 different teams in 14 games with schools that made the Field of 64. The Lady Tigers posted a 7-7 record in those 14 games.
RECORD SETTING OPENING GAME
Six of LSU's NCAA Tournament records were either broken or tied in the Lady Tigers' 77-39 win over UNC Ashville on Saturday night. LSU's nine 3-pointers made tied the record for the most trey's hit in a tournament game, the 18 attempts broke the previous mark, the 10 blocked shots surpassed the previous mark of nine, the 90.9 free throw percentage tied the record and the 25 UNC Ashville turnovers tied the record for turnovers by an opponent. Individually, RaShonta LeBlanc's five 3-pointers made tied LSU's record.
ADVANCING TO THE "SWEET 16"
The Lady Tigers advanced to the
"Sweet 16" for the 11th time in the program's history and for the fifth straight
year. LSU defeated
LSU reached the "Elite Eight" for
the seventh time in program history and the fifth straight year with Saturday's
MAKE IF FOUR IN A ROW
LSU advanced to the program's
fourth NCAA Women's Final Four and the fourth in as many years. The Lady Tigers
defeated UNC Ashville,
LSU is just the fourth school in
NCAA Women's Basketball history to reach four straight Final Fours. The Lady
Tigers, who also advanced to the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Final Four, join
GETTING TO KNOW THE BIG EAST