LSU only had just enough to get there but never to win it except perhaps the one year I mentioned.
1st year: The year LSU lost to Tennessee in New Orleans....LSU would have been skull-drug vs. UConn (they crushed Tennessee as well)
2nd year: Lost to Baylor. Had a double-digit lead in the first half, but Baylor poured it on and LSU went cold. Could have beaten Michigan State in the championship
3rd/4th year: Got the shite kicked out of them by Duke and Rutgers.
5th year: Tennessee hits layup at end to win it. I will go to my grave believing that if we had pressured Candace Parker as she brought the ball up, they don't score and we win that game AND beat the shite out of Stanford for the title. This one probably hurt the most because it was clear at the time that the window of opportunity was closing that year for a while (and I was right, unfortunately)