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LSU guard Skylar Mays (4) and LSU guard JaÕvonte Smart celebrate a three pointer against Vanderbilt, Saturday, March 9, 2019, at LSU's Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La. LSU won 80-59 and won the Southeastern Conference.

Update (5:04 p.m.)

LSU has been selected as a three seed in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament.

The Tigers will face Yale in the first round in Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday. Get full details below.

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The LSU men's basketball team's first-round loss to Florida in the SEC Tournament hurt their NCAA Tournament seedings just a bit ahead of Selection Sunday, according to experts.

The 76-73 loss to the Gators eliminated any shot at earning a program-best one seed and knocked them down to a likely three seed rather than the two seed they were projected to be by most experts prior to the conference tournament.

It won't be long before we find out where the Tigers will start their journey at The Big Dance, however.

Selection Sunday is just around the corner, kicking off at 5 p.m. Sunday on CBS. We'll be here to keep you updated on the latest surrounding LSU's march toward the Final Four in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a potential national championship. 

You can get important selection show information and live updates below:


When: Sunday, March 17; 5 p.m.

Where: WAFB-TV (CBS 9) in Baton Rouge, WWL-TV (CBS 4) in New Orleans | Click here to more TV affiliates.

Stream:, CBS Sports App, March Madness Live and fuboTV


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Most bracketologists peg the No. 9 Tigers as a three seed playing in either the East or Midwest regional, while USA Today's Shelby Mast and Scott Gleeson have labeled them a 4 seed.

Here are the latest NCAA Tournament projections for LSU, along with their potential opponent:

Joe Lunardi, ESPN: 3 seed, East Regional (Hartford, Connecticut), vs. 14 seed Saint Louis

Chris Dobbertean, SB Nation: 3 seed, Midwest Regional (Tulsa, Oklahoma), vs. 14 seed Montana 3 seed, (No. 9 overall), (no regional or potential opponent noted)

Bracketville: 3 seed, East Regional (Tulsa, Oklahoma), vs. 14 seed Yale

Dave Ommen, NBC Sports: 3 seed, East Regional (Tulsa, Oklahoma), vs. 14 seed Harvard

Jerry Palm, CBS Sports: 3 seed, Midwest Regional (Tulsa, Oklahoma), vs. 14 seed Northern Kentucky

Shelby Mast and Scott Gleeson, USA Today: 4 seed, South Regional (Hartford, Connecticut), vs. 13 seed Liberty 3 seed, (No. 10 overall), (no regional or potential opponent noted) 3 seed, Midwest Regional vs. 14 seed Saint Louis (no regional noted)

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The “nitty gritty” on LSU (through games played Saturday)

The NCAA generates a “nitty gritty” report on each team considering these major factors:

Record: 26-6 (16-2 SEC)

NCAA NET ranking: 14

Strength of schedule (SOS): 26

Non-conference SOS: 10

Quadrant 1 record: 9-3

Quadrant 2 record: 7-3

Quadrant 3 record: 7-0

Quadrant 4 record: 3-0

Quadrant 1 is defined as home games against NET 1-30 teams, neutral site games against 1-50, road games against 1-75

Quadrant 2: Home 31-75, neutral 51-100, away 76-135

Quadrant 3: Home 76-160, neutral 101-200, away 136-240

Quadrant 4: Home 161+, neutral 201+, away 241+

AP rank: 9

USA Today coaches’ rank: 9

RPI (per 13

Jeff Sagarin rating: 20 rating: 18

NCAA Tournament dates and sites

First Four

Tuesday and Wednesday: UD Arena, Dayton, Ohio

First/Second rounds

Thursday and Saturday: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa

Thursday and Saturday: XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut

Thursday and Saturday: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

Thursday and Saturday: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City

Friday and Sunday: Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, South Carolina

Friday and Sunday: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Friday and Sunday: SAP Center, San Jose, California

Friday and Sunday: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma


March 28 and 30: West—Honda Center, Anaheim, California

March 28 and 30: South—KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky

March 29 and 31: Midwest—Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri

March 29 and 31: East—Capital One Arena, Washington

Final Four

April 6 and 8: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis