LSU Women’s Basketball enters AP Poll at No. 24

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BATON ROUGE — The LSU women’s basketball team entered the Week 16 rankings of the AP Women’s Basketball Poll at No. 24 in the country the Associated Press announced Monday.

The Lady Tigers (18-7, 10-4 SEC) are nationally ranked for the first time since February 23, 2014 against Arkansas when they were the No. 19 team in the country.

LSU, which received votes as high as No. 17, is one of seven SEC schools in the top 25 and boasts wins over No. 11 Missouri, No. 15 Tennessee, No. 17 Texas A&M and No. 19 Georgia this season.

With two games remaining, LSU’s 10 SEC wins already match its highest total since the 2014-15 season in which the Lady Tigers went 10-6 in conference play.

The Lady Tigers have the SEC’s best scoring defense, holding their opponents to just 60.0 points per game this season, and have collected the second-most steals in the conference.

LSU has won six of its past seven games in conference play with only a road contest against No. 7 South Carolina and a home game against Alabama remaining on the schedule before the SEC Tournament.

The Lady Tigers face off against South Carolina Thursday, February 22 at the Colonial Life Center in Columbia, South Carolina at 5:30 p.m. CT.

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