The LSU Tigers are 32-2 and cruising on to the Final Four. So much for that weak non-conference schedule as transfer breakout star Angel Reese continued her SEC record-setting ways with a 32nd double-double of the season, achieving those figures in every tournament game en route to the final weekend.
Is it time for the program to reach its first-ever championship appearance?
The short: LSU was given a No. 3 seed despite losing just two games this year due to their weak non-conference schedule (just two games against ranked opponents). They’ve also gotten a fair amount of luck only having to play one ranked opponent en route to the Final Four. Yet here they are, at the biggest stage, ready to prove their worth against a No. 1 seed in Virginia Tech.
Angel Reese is the Tigers’ star: She’s averaging 23.2 points, 15.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game this year after transferring from Maryland. The sophomore has game!
Flau’jae Johnson is the Tigers’ superstar: The guard has made a pair of appearances on America’s Got Talent for her rapping career, and she’s averaging 11.1 points and 5.9 rebounds for a Final Four team!
The Tigers have gone viral several times this year: Here’s the time Reese griddy’d down the court on defense. And the time she licked her fingers after a bucket. And here’s the time LSU players drew rings on their fingers after advancing to the Final Four.
Final Four opponent: No. 1 Virginia Tech
When to watch: Friday, March 31 at 7 pm ET on ESPN
What is a spread bet?: A bet on who will win or lose and by how much.
Here’s how the Tigers have performed so far in the tournament: They’ve won by 23 points, 24 points, three points and 12 points in that order. Virginia Tech will be their toughest opponent.
Advice: This bet is considered a tossup! Place this bet if you think LSU will win comfortably — or at least by a bucket.
What is a moneyline bet?: A bet on who will win the game!
Here’s how the Tigers have performed this year: Well, they’ve only lost twice this year!
Advice: This bet is considered more likely to happen. The minus sign (-) indicates that LSU is favored to win. Take this bet if you think LSU will perform as expected and win.
What is an over/under bet?: A bet on the combined score of two teams.
The total scores of the Tigers’ tournament games have been: 123 points, 108 points, 129 points and 96 points.
Advice: This bet is considered a tossup. Place a bet on the over if you think LSU will have its best scoring game yet.