NCAA Tournament update: LSU women’s projections heading into season’s second reveal

NCAA Tournament update: LSU women's projections heading into season's second reveal
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Eye on the Madness

Welcome to the third of our weekly looks at the LSU women’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament projections and other related NCAA Tournament information as the Tigers roll toward Selection Sunday on March 17.

LSU’s NCAA, season projections

NCAA women’s selection committee top 16 seed reveal: No. 14 overall seed, regional 3 seed, region not specified (Feb. 15)

Charlie Crème, ESPN.com: 3 seed, Portland 4 Regional (Feb. 27)

Megan Gauer, HerHoopStats.com: 4 seed, Portland 4 Regional (Feb. 22)

CollegeSportsMadness.com: 3 seed, Albany 1 Regional (Feb. 26)

Mark Schindler, The Athletic: 2 seed, Albany 2 regional (Feb. 27)

Keep an eye on …

The second of two top 16-seed reveals by the NCAA selection committee will be shown at 5:30 p.m. CST Thursday on ESPN2. LSU was a No. 4 seed in the first NCAA reveal two weeks ago, but the Tigers haven’t lost since then and their NET has remained firm at No. 9. That said, the Tigers definitely ended up being underseeded as a 28-2 No. 3 seed in last year’s tournament.

LSU’s ‘nitty gritty’

The NCAA generates a “nitty gritty” report on each team considering these major factors (SOS numbers per WarrenNolan.com):

Record: 24-4, 11-3 SEC

NET ranking: 9

RPI ranking: 20

NET Strength of schedule (SOS): 60

NET Non-conference SOS: 188

AP poll: 9

USA Today coaches’ poll: 7

Quadrant 1 record (home 1-30 NET, neutral 1-50, away 1-75): 7-4

Quadrant 2 record (home 31-75, neutral 51-100, away 76-135): 5-0

Quadrant 3 record (home 76-160, neutral 101-200, away 136-240): 3-0

Quadrant 4 record (home 161-361, neutral 201-361, away 241-361): 9-0

Remaining schedule

  • at Georgia: Thursday, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
  • Kentucky: Sunday, 1 p.m. (SEC Network) 
  • SEC Tournament: TBD. LSU has clinched a double bye and needs one win to clinch the No. 2 seed.

NCAA Tournament calendar

Selection Sunday

7 p.m. March 17 (ESPN)

First Four

March 20-21: TBD (at top 16 seeds)

First and second rounds

March 22 and 24: TBD (at top 16 seeds)

March 23 and 25: TBD (at top 16 seeds)

Regional semifinals and finals*

March 29 and 31, March 30 and April 1:

Albany regionals: Albany, New York (MVP Arena)

Portland regionals: Portland, Oregon (Moda Center)

Women’s Final Four

April 5 and 7: Cleveland (Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse)

*-NOTE: For the second straight year, there will be only two NCAA women’s regional sites. Eight teams will advance to each site in two separate regionals, with two teams from each site advancing to the Women’s Final Four.

All games will be televised on ESPN networks and the ESPN app

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