9:00 PM ET, March 26, 2007
FRESNO, Calif. -- Sylvia Fowles climbed up the ladder and made the final cut before waving the net in celebration.Her team in turmoil coming into the NCAA Tournament, Fowles has LSU right back where the Lady Tigers expected to be before their coach's sudden resignation: a fourth straight Final Four appearance. Fowles overpowered Connecticut with 23 points, 15 rebounds and an intimidating defensive performance that led third-seeded LSU to a 73-50 victory over the top-seeded Huskies on Monday night in the Fresno Regional final.
How bad was UConn's Elite Eight loss to LSU? Pretty bad by Huskies' standards. UConn fell short by 23 points, its second-worst showing in NCAA Tournament history.
|23||Elite Eight||'07 LSU|
|17||Sweet 16||'05 Stanford|
|15||Final Four||'01 Notre Dame|
|12||Elite Eight||'94 UNC|
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-54 (.481)||20-60 (.333)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-10 (.700)||6-21 (.286)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-20 (.700)||4-7 (.571)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||11 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|