Raigyne Moncrief and Danielle Ballard lead Lady Tigers over Georgia _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Joined by players from left, Alliyah Fareo (35), Jenna Deemer (1) and Jasmine Rhodes (10), LSU Lady Tigers head coach Nikki Caldwell reacts after LSU Lady Tigers guard Raigyne Moncrief (11) is fouled by Georgia Bulldogs guard/forward Pachis Roberts (11), giving Moncrief a chance at two free throws, Thursday, Feb. 19, at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La.

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If there was any evidence needed as to how much the LSU Lady Tigers need a win Thursday at Ole Miss after Sunday’s 63-41 blowout loss at Arkansas, the numbers proved it Monday.

LSU’s RPI dropped from No. 63 to No. 67 according to the list released by the NCAA on Monday. The Lady Tigers slipped to 15-11 overall and 9-5 in SEC play, putting LSU’s brightening NCAA tournament hopes back into greater jeopardy.