Sunday, February 08, 2009

LSU Wins 7th Straight SEC Game, Still Not Respected

Tasmin Mitchell scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season as the LSU Tigers improved to 19-4 (7-1 SEC) with a 76-62 home win over Alabama, losers of 17 straight SEC road games.

Marcus Thornton added 22 points on 8 of 13 shooting, hitting 5 of 5 from the foul line.

The win was the seventh straight SEC win for LSU, keeping the Tigers in first place in the West division of the conference.

Despite their solid records, both division leaders in the SEC - Florida (19-4, 6-2) and LSU - have been left off the Top 25 lists, though, with recent multiple losses being suffered by a number of teams - particularly Syracuse and Minnesota - the voters may see fit to open a spot for one or both of the SEC teams.

South Carolina, at 17-5 and 6-3 in the conference, may also garner some attention.

Both the AP and USA Today/ESPN polls will be updated on Monday.

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