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LSU To Host 'Sweet 16' Basketball Sendoff Thursday

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LSU To Host 'Sweet 16' Basketball Sendoff Thursday

BATON ROUGE – For the second year in a row, the LSU Women’s Basketball team is in the Sweet 16 and it will host a sendoff on Thursday at 12:45 p.m. CT before the team heads to Albany, New York, ahead of the Tigers’ game against UCLA on Saturday.

Patrick Wright and Shaeeta Williams will host the sendoff that will feature interviews with players on the PMAC Pad just south of the arena. Fans and media coming to campus should to park in Lot 404 with overflow parking into Lot 108.

In Albany, the Tigers will have a media day and practice on Friday to prepare for the UCLA game on Saturday which will tipoff at noon CT on ABC. LSU holds a 4-2 all-time record against UCLA. The Bruins and Tigers are the top two rebounding teams in the country and all members of the starting five for both teams average in double figures.

The LSU-UCLA winner will take on the winner of Iowa and Colorado in the Elite Eight, the Albany 2 regional final. Should LSU win two games in Albany, the Tigers would head straight to Cleveland for the Final Four to be held April 5 in Cleveland, Ohio.