Despite a 15-point home loss to Tennessee on Wednesday night, the LSU basketball team was a No. 10 seed on two projected NCAA tournament brackets Thursday morning.
LSU remained a No. 10 seed in the Midwest regional in the eyes of ESPN.com bracketologist Joe Lunardi, who now has the Tigers playing seventh-seeded San Diego State in Omaha, Nebraska.
CBSSports.com bracket expert Jerry Palm dropped LSU from an eight seed to 10th on his bracket. Palm has the Tigers facing No. 7 seed St. John’s in the West regional in Louisville, Kentucky.
As expected, however, LSU dropped out of the top 50 in the RPI rankings of both Websites.
LSU (21-9, 10-7 Southeastern Conference) will close out the regular season at Arkansas, where a win would significantly boost the Tigers’ NCAA tournament chances going into the SEC tournament next week.