LSU women’s basketball projected as No. 2 seed in ESPN bracketology update

Kim Mulkey and the LSU women’s basketball team have battled some adversity this season.

Of course, adversity is relative in this sense. For most programs, a 26-4 record is more than enough. But after a 25-0 start followed by a national title last year, the standard is different at LSU.

At points this year, Mulkey discussed those expectations, telling fans and the media not to panic. And now, as LSU prepares for the conference tournament, the Tigers are right where they want to be, projected as a No. 2 seed in ESPN’s latest Bracketology update. 

For the last two months or so, LSU had been sitting on the three or four-seed line. The Tigers’ record has remained one of the best in the country all year, but LSU didn’t have the strength of schedule it needed for a top-two seed.

Down the stretch, LSU’s continued to handle its business and win games while some other teams have slipped. LSU won eight straight to close out the regular season, improving its seeding position.

With a strong performance in the SEC tournament, LSU should hold there. It’s a much better spot than where LSU was at times this year. If the Tigers were a  No. 4 seed, they could have faced a No. 5 seed in the second round. Now, Mulkey’s group could get the benefit of a No. 7 or 10 seed in round two.

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