Monday, March 13, 2006

Geaux Tigers!

LSU Basketball 2006

Pete Maravich Assembly Center

Should LSU win its first NCAA game since advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2000, the rest of the Atlanta Regional field includes three familiar foes and two Hall of Fame coaches.

In the Tigers’ half of the bracket, fifth-seeded Syracuse and legendary coach Jim Boeheim will face Texas A&M, with the winner paired against the LSU-Iona winner.

Looming in the Sweet 16 is Duke and coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has guided the Blue Devils to three national championships. Duke, the tourney’s top seed, faces Southern in the first round. The Tigers beat the Jaguars 84-56 on Nov. 15 in the season opener.

The Atlanta field also includes 14th-seeded Northwestern State, which faces No. 3 seed Iowa. West Virginia is also in that side of the bracket. LSU edged the Mountaineers 71-67 in overtime on Nov. 26.

“If you’re going to go to a Final Four you’ve got to beat the No. 1 anyway unless you’re the No. 1 seed,” Brady said. “That just takes care of itself if we can win a game or two.

Read the article at The Advocate.

After finishing the season on top of the SEC, it's too bad Florida knocked us out of the SEC Tourney... but it's a tough game. Better luck in the NCAA tourney, Tigers!

Follow all the action at LSU Sports or NCAA Sports. View or print the brackets at Fox Sports or check out their Interactive Tourney Bracket.

Geaux Tigers!

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