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.


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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