Where is LSU in latest USA TODAY Sports Bracketology?

Before winning its final two regular-season games last week, the LSU men’s basketball team was projected as a No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament, according to USA TODAY Sports bracketology.

So, where are the Tigers this week after defeating Vanderbilt and Missouri to finish the regular season with a record of 16-8?

In the newest bracketology, LSU moves up to a No. 7 seed, where the Tigers would play No. 10 seed Maryland in the first round of the Midwest region. Maryland finished with a 15-12 record in the regular season but had some impressive wins in the nation’s toughest conference, the Big Ten.

In this scenario, the Tigers would meet the winner of No. 2 seed Houston and No. 15 seed Weber State in the second round.

LSU looks to improve its seeding with a strong showing in this week’s SEC Tournament. The Tigers are the No. 3 seed and will not begin play until Friday when they meet the winner of the Ole Miss/South Carolina game.

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