BATON ROUGE - LSU women's basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell is now the proud mother of a newborn baby girl.
Justice Simone Fargas was born at 5:44 a.m. Tuesday at 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Caldwell and the baby are resting comfortably with her longtime boyfriend Justin Fargas.
"We are doing great and excited about this beautiful moment in our lives," said Caldwell. "Being a mother has always been a dream of mine. Justin and I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support from our LSU family and fans. I will be back on the court soon."
LSU is expected to draw a solid seed in the NCAA Tournament when the field of 64 is announced on Monday, March 12 at 6 p.m. on ESPN. The Lady Tigers are hosting the first and second rounds in the Maravich Center and will play at either 4 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. The game time will be announced during the selection show.
Caldwell will coach in the NCAA Tournament, which will be LSU's 21st all-time appearance and first since 2010.
Tickets for the NCAA Tournament are on sale now at www.LSUtix.net or by calling the LSU Athletic Ticket office at (225) 578-2184.