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Latest NCAA tourney projections for LSU women’s basketball | LSU

Eye on the Madness

Welcome to our second weekly look at the LSU women’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament projections and other related NCAA Tournament information for the No. 4-ranked Tigers as they roll toward Selection Sunday on March 12. This file will be updated through the remainder of the season.

LSU hosts Tennessee on Monday (6 p.m., ESPN2) then hosts Georgia on Thursday (7 p.m., SECNetwork+).

LSU’s NCAA, season projections

Charlie Crème, ESPN.com: 2 seed, Greenville Quad 2* (Jan. 24)

Autumn Johnson, NCAA.com: 2 seed, Seattle Quad 2 (Jan. 6)

CollegeSportsMadness.com: 1 seed, regional not specified (Jan. 24)

RealTimeRPI.com: 4 seed, regional not specified (Jan. 25)

WarrenNolan.com predicted record: (28-1)

Keep an eye on: Kim Mulkey’s former team, Baylor. The Bears are sinking like a stone, 13-6 overall, 4-3 in the Big 12 and losers of three of their past four games. In his latest NCAA Tournament projections, ESPN’s Crème has Baylor as a No. 6 seed. That’s only one spot away from being a No. 7 seed, which is a seed line that would be paired with LSU if the Tigers are a No. 2. It isn’t a stretch to see the NCAA selection committee sending Baylor to Baton Rouge under those circumstances, setting up a highly charged second-round game in the PMAC between Mulkey’s current and previous teams.

LSU’s ‘nitty gritty’

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

Record: 20-0, 8-0 SEC

NET ranking: 3

Strength of schedule (SOS): 114

Non-conference SOS: 273

AP poll: 4

USA Today coaches’ poll: 3

Quadrant 1 record (home 1-30 NET, neutral 1-50, away 1-75): 4-0

Quadrant 2 record (home 31-75, neutral 51-100, away 76-135): 3-0

Quadrant 3 record (home 76-160, neutral 101-200, away 136-240): 7-0

Quadrant 4 record (home 161-361, neutral 201-361, away 241-361): 6-0

NCAA Tournament calendar

Selection Sunday

March 12

First Four

March 15-16: TBD (at top 16 seeds)

First and second rounds

March 17 and 19: TBD (at top 16 seeds)

March 18 and 20: TBD (at top 16 seeds)

Regional semifinals and finals*

March 24 and 26, March 27 and 29:

Greenville regionals: Greenville, S.C. (Bon Secours Wellness Arena)

Seattle regionals: Seattle (Climate Pledge Arena)

Women’s Final Four

March 31 and April 2: Dallas (American Airlines Center)

*-NOTE: Beginning in 2023, there will be only two NCAA women’s regional sites. Eight teams will advance to each regional site, with two teams from each regional site advancing to the Women’s Final Four.

All games and NCAA selection show will be televised on ESPN networks/ESPN app




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