First-seeded Louisiana State defeated ninth-seeded Arizona, 76-43, to advance to the Chattanooga Regional Semifinals where the Lady Tigers will face Liberty.
LSU opened the game with an 11-0 run.
Arizona started both halves shooting 0-of-7 from the field.
Louisiana State University Notes
First-seeded LSU improves to 31-2 on the season, marking the most wins in program history.
LSU has compiled a 21-14 record in their 15 trips to the NCAA tournament, including the past seven in a row (1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005).
LSU advances to the Sweet 16 for third straight year. The Lady Tigers improve to 9-4 all-time in NCAA Tournament second-round play.
LSU is now 18-1 in televised games this season.
LSU improves to 3-1 all-time versus Arizona.
Seimone Augustus has posted double-figures in a school-record 59-straight games. For her career, Augustus has reached double figures in 94 of her 102 games played.
With 18 points tonight, Augustus now ranks fifth on LSU’s all-time scoring list with 1,839 points, passing Head Coach Pokey Chatman (1,826).
Sylvia Fowles recorded three blocks tonight and now is just one shy of tying Dee Dee Franklin for third on LSU’s single-season blocks list.
Fowles just missed out on a double-double for the second straight game, as she has posted nine-point, nine-rebound performances in each of the tournament’s first two contests.
LSU has now held nine opponents to less than 30 percent shooting this season.
LSU’s has won its first two games of the NCAA Tournament by an average margin of 33.5 points.
University of Arizona Notes
Ninth-seeded Arizona finishes its season with a record of 20-12.
Of Arizona’s 12 losses this season, 10 came at the hands of NCAA Tournament participants.
The Wildcats’ all-time NCAA Tournament record falls to 6-7 in their seven trips to the NCAA Tournament (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2005).
The Wildcats finish the season 1-10 when trailing at halftime. Conversely, Arizona was 18-2 when leading at the half.
Arizona’s 19 first-half points marked its lowest total of the season, one below UA’s 20 first-half tallies in a 69-47 loss at Arizona State on Jan. 3.
The 44 first-half points scored by LSU marked the second-highest total allowed by Arizona this year, two less than the 46 first-half points scored by Stanford against the Wildcats on Feb. 3.
Senior Dee-Dee Wheeler finishes her career as UA’s all-time leader in steals (306), games played (124), games started (118) and minutes played (4,031). She also ranks second in the Wildcat record books for career points scored (1,968).