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BATON ROUGE – The LSU Women’s Basketball climbed two spots in Monday’s AP Poll to No. 5 as the Tigers joined the nation’s top-five for the first time since the 2009 season.

After leading the Tigers to a 26-6 season her first year at LSU, Coach Kim Mulkey has continued to build her program in Baton Rouge. With nine new pieces on this year’s roster, Mulkey added talent and depth that have allowed the Tigers to have great success this season that includes the nation’s No. 1 scoring offense and No. 2 scoring defense. In November, Coach Mulkey also signed the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class as she is building the program to have sustained success.

With a win over Kentucky on Sunday, LSU moved to 16-0 on the season which is the best start in program history, surpassing the 2002-03 team that started 15-0. The Tigers remain as one of only three remaining unbeaten teams in the country.

LSU’s average margin of victory this season is leading the nation at +39.8 and the Tigers have won their four SEC games by an average of 27.0 points.

Angel Reese has entered her name into the National Player of the Year conversation with 16 double-doubles in as many games this season. She has set a SEC record for the most double-doubles to begin a season and is averaging 24.2 points and 15.6 rebounds. In Thursday’s win over Texas A&M, Reese had 26 points and set a LSU record with 28 rebounds, her second 20/20 game of the season. She is the only player in America with two 20/20 games.

Flau’jae Johnson has played as one of the elite freshmen in the country, averaging 14.5 points and 6.8 rebounds this year. She has scored in double-figures in all four of LSU’s SEC games.

The Tigers will face Missouri on the road in Columbia on Thursday at 6 p.m. CT. Sunday will be a big day in the history of LSU as Seimone Augustus’ statue will be unveiled prior to LSU’s game against Auburn. She will become the first LSU student-athlete with her own statue on campus. More info will be released Tuesday about the statue unveiling.

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LSU_Legz13 months
#5 in the country and somehow this seems disrespectful low. Undefeated (1 of 3), #1 offense, #2 defense, #1 margin of victory...
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Russianblue13 months
Is this a down year for the SEC? We are the only team in the top 25 other than South Carolina.
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FCP13 months
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Seimone Augustus’ statue will be unveiled prior to LSU’s game against Auburn. She will become the first LSU student-athlete with her own statue on campus.
Huh? Don't we have a Shaq statue? And a Pistol Pete one? :dunno:
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Forever13 months
How tf did you quote in one of these threads
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BobABooey13 months
quote:

How tf did you quote in one of these threads
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Doctor K13 months
Shaq and Pete are not a her!
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LesnarF513 months
Kim takes no prisoners and she takes no shit!
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Cajun7513 months
Everything rises or falls on leadership. Seeing what BK and Mulkey can do in one season makes you wonder why mediocrity for years is tolerated.
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Robber DeNiro13 months
Gotta beat South Carolina, they are her Alabama.
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deuce98513 months
Bet Mulkey was an OT 10/10 in her prime
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HubbaBubba13 months
LOL. Not really.

LINK
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Supermoto Tiger13 months
Here's a pic from the Olympics. She's not phased a bit about the giant trying to guard her.

LINK
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theBru13 months
Isn't that Kramer's mom?
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Popo200013 months
Yep
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saint tiger22513 months
Who knew?
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Morpheus13 months
Can’t wait till she gets her team to beat the shite out of SC.
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BobABooey13 months
Instead of calling it a top 10 or top 20 or whatever, they should call it “Short List Of Schools That Pretend Women’s Sports Matter.” Come see the future nobodies of the WNBA!
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Tigers4Lyfe13 months
What makes men's sports matter? Does any of it really matter?
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CanebreakCajun13 months
You don't get laid a lot, do you?
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lsualum9613 months
BobABooey, there are NO SPORTS that "matter". Sports serve many purposes, but in the grand scheme of life they don't "matter". With that being said, Geaux Lady Tigers!
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Shiftyplus113 months
Angel Reese is a monster. PoY for sure on top of National Champion.
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luciouslou13 months
Remember when she picked up Paul like a little child?
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SparkyDaHound13 months
"She will become the first LSU student-athlete with her own statue on campus. "

Accurate statement ?
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SWFLgert1713 months
Pistol Pete and Shaq!!!!!
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YeauxTigers13 months
They meant "first female LSU student-athlete".
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Robber DeNiro13 months
Simone Augustus
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Congrats to Mulkey and the team for their great start. Tremendous future they haver ahead of them.
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Cwils222213 months
Mulkey is hot
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Mahootney13 months
Women's basketball is so hot right now.
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