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Lady Tigers Open Season With a Win

For those of you out there who keep up with the women's basketball team at LSU, things are looking pretty good so far. Last night, the Lady Tigers crushed a West Virginia team that has been better than average the past few years. While losing Seimone Augustus was a big blow, this is still a team that can defend with anyone. In last night's win, LSU went on a 33-0 run at one point. I don't care who you are playing, that's impressive.

LSU subbed liberally and got everyone a lot of playing time. Sylvia Fowles was sharp, not missing a shot while scoring 12 points, grabbing six rebounds and blocking three shots in just 21 minutes. It appears that RaShonta LeBlanc and Quianna Chaney will split the duties of filling Augustus' big shoes. The duo combined to score 18 points and go 4-for-6 from behind the arc. If they can fill it up from the outside, LSU could be dangerous. The Lady Tigers haven't had a great three-point shooter in a long time.

The team will need to build some depth, but head coach Pokey Chapman has traditionally used a seven -- sometimes eight -- player rotation. Freshmen Allison Hightower and Porsha Phillips should both be studs before its over. They just need to gain some experience now.