LSU goes for the regular-season sweep against Tennessee in men's basketball _lowres

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU's Jalyn Patterson (15) pressures Ole Miss guard Terence Smith (3) on the Rebels' offensive end in the first half Saturday at LSU's Maravich Assembly Center. Ole Miss led 27-23 at half.

The LSU basketball team’s key victory over Ole Miss on Saturday in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center greatly enhanced its chances for an NCAA tournament bid.

On Sunday morning, LSU found out that the Tigers had vaulted into the top 50 on the updated NCAA.com and ESPN.com Ratings Percentage Index lists. RPI is one of the tools used by the NCAA Selection Committee to evaluate teams.

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