LSU in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

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LSU's NCAA Seed, Region, Record
Year Seed Region Record
1953 n/a East 2-2
1954 n/a Midwest 0-2
1979 3 Mideast 1-1
1980 1 Midwest 2-1
1981 1 Midwest 3-2
1984 7 West 0-1
1985 4 Southeast 0-1
1986 11 Southeast 4-1
1987 10 Midwest 3-1
1988 9 East 0-1
1989 10 West 0-1
1990 5 Southeast 1-1
1991 6 Midwest 0-1
1992 7 West 1-1
1993 11 Midwest 0-1
2000 4 West 2-1
2003 8 South 0-1
2005 6 Chicago 0-1
2006 4 Atlanta 4-1
2009 8 South 1-1
2015 9 East 0-1
2019 3 East 2-1

22 NCAA Tournament Appearances
1953, 1954, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2015, 2019

1953 NCAA Tournament

Coach Harry Rabenhorst | LSU #7
East Region - Raleigh, N.C.
March 13 - LSU 89, Lebanon Valley 76 (Regional Semifinals)
March 14 - LSU 81, Holy Cross 73 (Regional Finals)
Final Four - Kansas City, Mo.
March 17 - #1 Indiana 80, LSU 67 (National Semifinals)
March 18 - #4 Washington 88, LSU 69 (National 3rd Place Game)

1954 NCAA Tournament

Coach Harry Rabenhorst | LSU #8
Midwestern Region - Iowa City, Iowa
March 12 - Penn State 78, LSU 70 (Regional Semifinals)
March 13 - #2 Indiana 73, LSU 62 (Regional Third Place Game)

1979 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU #9/#7
#3 Seed
Mideast Region - Bloomington, Ind.

March 10 - #3 LSU 71, #6 Appalachian State 57 (Second Round)
Mideast Regional - Indianapolis, Ind.
March 16 - #2 Michigan State 87, #3 LSU 71 (Regional Semifinals)

1980 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU #3
#1 Seed
Midwest Region - Denton, Texas

March 9 - #1 LSU 98, #8 Alcorn State 88 (Second Round)
Midwest Regional - Houston, Texas
March 14 - #1 LSU 68, #5 Missouri 63 (Regional Semifinals)
March 16 - #2 Louisville 86, #1 LSU 66 (Regional Finals)

1981 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU #4
#1 Seed
Midwest Region - Austin, Texas

March 14 - #1 LSU 100, #8 Lamar 78 (Second Round)
Midwest Regional - New Orleans, La.
March 20 - #1 LSU 72, #5 Arkansas 56 (Regional Semifinals)
March 22 - #1 LSU 96, #6 Wichita State 85 (Regional Finals)
NCAA Final Four - Philadelphia, Pa.
March 28 - #3 Indiana 67, #1 LSU 49 (National Semifinals)
March 30 - #1 Virginia 78, #1 LSU 74 (National Third Place Game)

1984 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU NR
#7 Seed
West Region - Salt Lake City, Utah

March 15 - #10 Dayton 74, #7 LSU 66 (First Round)

1985 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU #20
#4 Seed
Southeast Region - Dayton, Ohio

March 15 - #13 Navy 78, #4 LSU 55 (First Round)

1986 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU NR
#11 Seed
Southeast Region - Baton Rouge, La.

March 13 - #11 LSU 94, #6 Purdue 87 (2 ot) (First Round)
March 15 - #11 LSU 83, #3 Memphis State 81 (Second Round)
Southeast Regional - Atlanta, Ga.
March 20 - #11 LSU 70, #2 Georgia Tech 64 (Regional Semifinals)
March 22 - #11 LSU 59, #1 Kentucky 57 (Regional Finals)
NCAA Final Four - Dallas, Texas
March 29 - #2 Louisville 88, #11 LSU 77 (National Semifinals)

1987 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU NR
#10 Seed
Midwest Region - Chicago, Ill.

March 13 - #10 LSU 85, #7 Georgia Tech 79 (First Round)
March 15 - #10 LSU 72, #2 Temple 62 (Second Round)
Midwest Regional - Cincinnati, Ohio
March 20 - #10 LSU 63, #3 DePaul 58 (Regional Semifinals)
March 22 - #1 Indiana 77, #10 LSU 76 (Regional Finals)

1988 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU NR
#9 Seed
East Region - Hartford, Conn.

March 18 - #8 Georgetown 66, #9 LSU 63 (First Round)

1989 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU NR
#10 Seed
West Region - Tucson, Ariz.

March 17 - #7 Texas-El Paso 85, #10 LSU 74 (First Round)

1990 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU #19
#5 Seed
Southeast Region - Knoxville, Tenn.

March 15 - #5 LSU 70, #12 Villanova 63 (First Round)
March 17 - #4 Georgia Tech 94, #5 LSU 91 (Second Round)

1991 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU #22
#6 Seed
Midwest Region - Minneapolis, Minn.

March 14 - #11 Connecticut 79, #6 LSU 62 (First Round)

1992 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU #25
#7 Seed
West Region - Boise, Idaho

March 19 - #7 LSU 94, #10 Brigham Young 83 (First Round)
March 21 - #2 Indiana 89, #7 LSU 79 (Second Round)

1993 NCAA Tournament

Coach Dale Brown | LSU NR
#11 Seed
Midwest Region - Chicago, Ill.

March 18 - #6 California 66, #11 LSU 64 (First Round)

2000 NCAA Tournament

Coach John Brady | LSU #10
#4 Seed
West Region - Salt Lake City

March 16 - #4 LSU 64, #13 Southeast Missouri St. 61 (First Round)
March 18 - #4 LSU 72, #5 Texas 67 (Second Round)
West Regional - Albuquerque, N.M.
March 23 - #8 Wisconsin 61, #4 LSU 48 (Regional Semifinal)

2003 NCAA Tournament

Coach John Brady | LSU NR
#8 Seed
South Region - Birmingham, Ala.

March 21 - #9 Purdue 80, #8 LSU 56 (First Round)

2005 NCAA Tournament

Coach John Brady | LSU NR
#6 Seed

Chicago Region - Boise, Idaho
March 17 - #11 UAB 82, #6 LSU 68 (First Round)

2006 NCAA Tournament

Coach John Brady | LSU #19
#4 Seed
Atlanta Region - Jacksonville, Fla.

March 16 - #4 LSU 80, #13 Iona 64 (First Round)
March 18 - #4 LSU 58, #12 Texas A&M 57 (Second Round)
Atlanta Regional - Atlanta, Ga.
March 23 - #4 LSU 62, #1 Duke 54 (Regional Semifinal)
March 25 - #4 LSU 70, #2 Texas 60 (OT) (Regional Final)
NCAA Final Four - Indianapolis, Ind.
April 1 - #2 UCLA 59, #4 LSU 45 (Final Four)

2009 NCAA Tournament

Coach Trent Johnson | LSU #21
#8 Seed
South Region - Greensboro, N. C.

March 19 - #8 LSU 75, #9 Butler 71 (First Round)
March 21 - #1 North Carolina 84, #8 LSU 70 (Second Round)

2015 NCAA Tournament

Coach Johnny Jones | LSU NR
#9 Seed
East Region - Pittsburgh, Pa.
March 19 - #8 NC State 66, #9 LSU 65 (First Round)

2019 NCAA Tournament

Interim Coach Tony Benford | LSU #12
#3 Seed

East Region - Jacksonville, Fla.
March 21 - #3 LSU 79, #14 Yale 74 (First Round)
March 23 - #3 LSU 69, #6 Maryland 67 (Second Round)
East Region - Washington, D.C.
March 29 - #2 Michigan St. 80, #3 LSU 63 (Regional Semifinal)


Team Single-Game Records

Points
100 - vs. Lamar, 3/14/81, Austin, Texas
98 - vs. Alcorn State, 3/09/80, Denton, Texas
96 - vs. Wichita State, 3/22/81, New Orleans, La.

Points Allowed
94 - by Georgia Tech, 3/17/90, Knoxville, Tenn.
89 - by Indiana, 3/21/92, Boise, Idaho
88 - three occasions (last: by Louisville, 3/29/86, Dallas, Texas)

Fewest Points Allowed
54 - by Duke, 3/23/06, Atlanta, Ga.
56 - by Arkansas, 3/20/81, New Orleans, La.
57 - three occasions (last: by Texas A&M, 3/18/06, Jacksonville, Fla.)

Field Goal Attempts
80 - vs. Washington, 3/18/53, Kansas City, Mo.
78 - vs. Purdue, 3/13/86, Baton Rouge, La.
77 - vs. Georgia Tech, 3/17/90, Knoxville, Tenn.
75 - three occasions (last: vs. Georgia Tech, 3/17/90, Knoxville, Tenn.)

Field Goals Made
45 - vs. Lamar, 3/14/81, Austin, Texas
41 - vs. Alcorn State, 3/9/80, Denton, Texas
39 - vs. Wichita State, 3/22/81, New Orleans, La.

Field Goal Percentage
.639 - (39-61) vs. Wichita State, 3/22/81, New Orleans, La.
.608 - (45-74) vs. Lamar, 3/14/81, Austin, Texas
.554 - (41-74) vs. Alcorn State, 3/9/80, Denton, Texas

Free Throw Attempts
43 - vs. Indiana, 3/17/53, Kansas City, Mo.
34 - vs. Holy Cross, 3/14/53, Raleigh, N.C.
32 - vs. Lebanon Valley, 3/13/53, Raleigh, N.C.

Free Throw Made
23 - vs. Indiana, 3/17/53, Kansas City, Mo.
21 - three occasions (last: vs. Iona, 3/16/06, Jacksonville, Fla.)

Free Throw Percentage
.923 (12-13) - vs. Indiana, 3/21/92, Boise, Idaho
.875 (7-8) - vs. UTEP, 3/17/89, Tucson, Ariz.
.833 (20-24) - vs. Penn State, 3/12/54, Iowa City, Iowa
.833 (15-18) - vs. Washington, 3/18/53, Kansas City, Mo.

Three-Point Field Goal Attempts
31 - vs. UAB, 3/17/05, Boise, Idaho
26 - vs. Purdue, 3/21/03, Birmingham, Ala.
23 - vs. Indiana, 3/21/92, Boise, Idaho

Three-Point Field Goals Made
9 - vs. Georgia Tech, 3/13/87, Rosemont, Ill.
9 - vs. North Carolina, 3/21/09, Greensboro, N.C.
7 - two occasions (last: vs. California, 3/18/93, Rosemont, Ill.)

Three-Point Field Goal Percentage
.545 (6-11) - vs. Southeast Missouri State, 3/16/00, Salt Lake City, Utah
.529 (9-17) - vs. Georgia Tech, 3/13/87, Rosemont, Ill.
.500 (5-10) - vs. Iona, 3/15/06, Jacksonville, Fla.
.500 (5-10) - vs. Temple, 3/15/87, Rosemont, Ill.
.500 (4-8) - vs. Villanova, 3/15/90, Knoxville, Tenn.

Rebounds
51 - vs. Georgia Tech, 3/17/90, Knoxville, Tenn.
51 - vs. Penn State, 3/12/54, Iowa City, Iowa
47 - vs. Villanova, 3/15/90, Knoxville, Tenn.
46 - two occasions (last: vs. Connecticut, 3/14/91, Minneapolis, Minn.)

Assists
29 - vs. Lamar, 3/14/81, Austin, Texas
23 - vs. Georgia Tech, 3/13/87, Rosemont, Ill.
23 - vs. BYU, 3/19/92, Boise, Idaho

Blocked Shots
12 - vs. BYU, 3/19/92, Boise Idaho
11 - vs. Iowa, 3/16/06, Jacksonville, Fla.
10 - vs. Georgia Tech, 3/17/90, Knoxville, Tenn.

Steals
12 - vs. Purdue, 3/13/86, Baton Rouge, La.
11 - vs. Butler, 3/19/09, Greensboro, N.C.
10 - three occasions (last: vs. BYU, 3/19/92, Boise Idaho)

Fouls
32 - vs. Louisville, 3/16/80, Houston, Texas
32 - vs. Navy, 3/15/85, Dayton, Ohio
30 - vs. Virginia, 3/30/81, Philadelphia, Pa.

Victory Margin
22 - (100-78) vs. Lamar, 3/14/81, Austin, Texas
16 - (80-64) vs. Iona, 3/15/06, Jacksonville, Fla.
16 - (72-56) vs. Arkansas, 3/20/81, New Orleans, La.
14 - (71-57) vs. Appalachian State, 3/10/79, Bloomington, Ind.

Defeat Margin
24 - (80-56) vs. Purdue, 3/21/03, Birmingham, Ala.
23 - (78-55) vs. Navy, 3/15/85, Dayton, Ohio
20 - (86-66) vs. Louisville, 3/16/80, Houston, Texas
19 - (88-69) vs. Washington, 3/18/53, Kansas City

Halftime Lead
16 - (34-18) vs. Arkansas, 3/20/81, New Orleans, La. (LSU won 72-56)
16 - (45-29) vs. Yale, 3/21/19, Jacksonville, Fla. (LSU won 79-74)
15 - (48-33) vs. Wichita State, 3/22/81, New Orleans, La. (LSU won 96-85)
12 - (55-43) vs. Lamar, 3/14/81, Austin, Texas (LSU won 100-78)

Halftime Deficit
17 - (36-19) vs. Michigan State, 3/16/79, Indianapolis, Ind. (LSU lost 87-71)
15 - (39-24) vs. UCLA, 4/1/06, Indianapolis, Ind. (LSU lost 59-45)
13 - (42-29) vs. UTEP, 3/17/89, Tucson, Ariz. (LSU lost 85-74)
13 - (39-26) vs. Washington, 3/18/53, Kansas City, Mo. (LSU lost 88-69)

Individual Single-Game Records

Points
36 - Bob Pettit, vs. Washington, 3/18/53, Kansas City, Mo.
36 - Shaquille O’Neal, vs. Indiana, 3/21/92, Boise, Idaho
34 - Bob Pettit, vs. Penn State, 3/12/54, Iowa City, Iowa
31 - Durand Macklin, two occasions
30 - Marcus Thornton, vs. Butler, 3/19/98, Greensboro, N.C.

Field Goal Attempts
28 - Bob Pettit, vs. Washington, 3/18/53, Kansas City, Mo.
24 - Bob Pettit, vs. Indiana, 3/17/53, Kansas City, Mo.
24 - Bob Pettit, vs. Indiana, 3/13/54, Iowa City, Iowa
22 - three occasions

Field Goals Made
14 - Bob Pettit, vs. Washington, 3/18/53, Kansas City, Mo.
13 - three occasions

Field Goal Pct. (Min. 10 attempts)
.800 (8-10) - Brandon Bass, vs. UAB, 03/17/05, Boise, Idaho
.800 (8-10) - Jordy Hultberg, vs. Louisville, 03/16/80, Houston, Texas
.800 (8-10) - Nikita Wilson, vs. Temple, 03/05/87, Rosemont, Ill.

Free Throw Attempts
13 - Glen Davis, vs. Duke, 03/23/06, Atlanta, Ga.
12 - Brandon Bass, vs. UAB, 03/17/05, Boise, Idaho
12 - Shaquille O’Neal vs. Indiana, 03/21/92, Boise, Idaho
11 - Don Redden vs. Memphis, 03/15/86, Baton Rouge, La.
10 - Don Redden vs. Georgia Tech, 03/20/86, Atlanta, Ga.
10 - Bob Pettit, vs. Indiana, 3/13/54, Iowa City, Iowa
10 - Bob Pettit, vs. Washington, 3/18/53, Kansas City, Mo.

Free Throws Made
12 - Shaquille O’Neal, vs. Indiana, 3/21/92, Boise, Idaho
9 - Brandon Bass, vs. UAB, 3/17/05, Boise, Idaho
9 - Bob Pettit, vs. Indiana, 3/17/53, Kansas City, Mo.
8 - Bob Pettit, vs. Washington, 3/18/53, Kansas City, Mo.
8 - Bob Pettit, vs. Penn State, 3/12/54, Iowa City, Iowa
8 - Glen Davis, vs. Duke, 3/23/06, Atlanta, Ga.
8 - Glen Davis, vs. Iona, 3/15/06, Jacksonville, Fla.

Free Throw Percentage (Min. 8 attempts)
1.000 (12-12) - Shaquille O’Neal, vs. Indiana, 03/21/92, Boise, Idaho
.889 (8-9) - Bob Pettit, vs. Penn State, 3/12/54, Iowa City, Iowa
.875 (7-8) - Anthony Wilson, vs. Purdue, 03/13/86, Baton Rouge, La.
.875 (7-8) - John Williams, vs. Memphis, 03/15/86, Baton Rouge, La.
.875 (7-8) - Marcus Thornton, vs. Butler, 03/19/09, Greensboro, N.C.

Three Point Field Goal Attempts
11 - Marcus Thornton, vs. North Carolina, 03/21/09, Greensboro, N.C.
10 - Antonio Hudson, vs. UAB, 03/17/05, Boise, Idaho
9 - Anthony Wilson, vs. DePaul, 03/20/87; vs. Indiana, 03/22/87, Cincinnati, Ohio
9 - Darryl Joe, vs. Georgia Tech, 03/13/87, Rosemont, Ill.

Three-Point Field Goals Made
7 - Darryl Joe, vs. Georgia Tech, 03/13/87, Rosemont, Ill.
5 - Marcus Thornton, vs. North Carolina, 03/21/09, Greensboro, N.C.
3 - Maurice Williamson twice, Anthony Wilson, Jamie Brandon, Torris Bright, Tack Minor, Darrel Mitchell once

Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (Min. 5 attempts)
.778 (7-9) - Darryl Joe, vs. Georgia Tech, 03/13/87, Rosemont, Ill.
.600 (3-5) - Anthony Wilson, vs. Temple, 03/15/87, Rosemont, Ill.

Rebounds
24 - Bob Pettit, vs. Penn State, 3/12/54, Iowa City, Iowa
19 - Durand Macklin, vs. Alcorn State, 3/09/80, Denton, Texas
16 - Durand Macklin, vs. Lamar, 3/14/81, Austin, Texas
16 - Lionel Green, vs. Appalachian State, 3/10/79, Bloomington, Ind.

Assists
12 - Ethan Martin, vs. Lamar, 3/14/81, Austin, Texas
10 - Ethan Martin, vs. Wichita State, 3/22/81, New Orleans, La.
9 - Darryl Joe, vs. Georgia Tech, 3/13/87, Rosemont, Ill.

Blocked Shots
11 - Shaquille O’Neal, vs. BYU, 3/19/92, Boise, Idaho
6 - Stromile Swift, vs. Southeast Missouri State, 3/16/00, Salt Lake City, Utah
6 - Glen Davis, vs. Iona, 3/15/06, Jacksonville, Fla.

Steals
6 - Clarence Ceasar, vs. BYU, 03/19/92, Boise, Idaho
5 - Derrick Taylor twice, Darryl Joe once
4 - Marcus Thornton, vs. Butler, 03/19/09, Greensboro, N.C.