Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Tennessee's Devon Baulkman gets knocked out of bounds by LSU's Keith Hornsby as he tries to take control of the ball in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

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 bracketologist Joe Lunardi, who now has the Tigers playing seventh-seeded San Diego State in Omaha, Nebraska. 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 is now 54th on and 55thon’s list. The Tigers have an 11-6 record against teams in the top 100.

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.