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

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

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
March 18 - #4 LSU 72, #5 Texas 67
West Regional - Albuquerque, N.M.
March 23 - #8 Wisconsin 61, #4 LSU 48

2003 NCAA Tournament

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

March 21 - #9 Purdue 80, #8 LSU 56

2005 NCAA Tournament

Coach John Brady | LSU NR
#6 Seed

Chicago Region - Boise, Idaho
March 17 - #11 UAB 82, #6 LSU 68

2006 NCAA Tournament

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

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

2009 NCAA Tournament

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

March 19 - #8 LSU 75, #9 Butler 71
March 21 - #1 North Carolina 84, #8 LSU 70

2015 NCAA Tournament

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


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)
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.

 

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