Rabalais: Why a sellout crowd, heroic effort wasn't enough for LSU to shock Kentucky _lowres

Advocate file photo by PATRICK DENNIS --LSU's Tim Quarterman drives past Kentucky's Devin Booker last season at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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As can be expected, the LSU basketball team dropped just slightly in the ratings percentage index (RPI) following Tuesday night’s near-miss against top-ranked and undefeated Kentucky.

In the updated RPI, LSU was 52nd on the NCAA list of all Division I teams — down one spot from Tuesday’s report — and the Tigers were 51st, according to ESPN.com.

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