Closer Look: LSU-West Virginia
It's a good thing the LSU defense is so good. The Tigers' offense can be downright awful.
In what resembled more of a playground pickup game than an NCAA second rounder, the Tigers are next. A fifth straight Sweet 16 is next for LSU.
That's because the third-seeded Tigers figured out the best way to move on. They tossed the ball in to 6-6 center
Remove her from the equation, and the Tigers shot just 29 percent. Still, it was good enough for a 49-43 win against 11th-seeded West Virginia.
"For teams to advance, they're going to win games like this," acting head coach
Before Monday, the biggest obstacles the Tigers had faced were away from the court. LSU coach
Fowles, who was banged around inside, was visibly frustrated in the first half, so much that Starkey put her on the bench for a spell. In the second half, LSU found itself trailing by 11 before
The West Virginia band pulled double duty during the first and second rounds, serving as a temporary unit for Big East foe Marquette. During Monday's game, the Mountaineer music makers donned Marquette t-shirts. Once the Marquette game was over, the band headed to the other end of the court to take its place for the West Virginia-LSU game.
"Once our conference season is over, we are always supporting one another," Marquette guard
The Tigers won't have to put up a ton of points as long as their defense can continue to shut down teams. That won't be as easy as they move on, though. The better the teams get, the harder it is to fluster them. Fowles gives them a good chance on both ends, though. She can score pretty much at will. When she isn't getting rebounds, she's swatting them to teammates. She's not exactly easy to shoot over, either.