Loss to Tennessee changed LSU's mentality

LSU's Theresa Plaisance talks with reporters at the SEC media day in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

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LSU's Theresa Plaisance talks with reporters at the SEC media day in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — After a last-second, 64-62 loss to Tennessee last February, LSU coach Nikki Caldwell put the season in sobering perspective for her women’s basketball team.

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johnlg00 writes:

No doubt in my mind that UT, UK, and LSU are just about the only SEC teams these days that are determined to have real programs that will be in the hunt every year. Some of the other former contenders like UGA and Ole Miss seem to have fallen off the pace lately. Still no reason for the contenders to go to sleep on anybody for a given game, but those three at the top will carry the conference standard most years.

I too like the back-court 10-second count, though I might have extended the shot clock to 35 seconds in partial compensation, because less-talented teams need to be able to control the action somewhat to have a chance to win. The change should speed up the game and make pressure defenses more effective. Since it seems that Holly would like the LVs to play a little faster, this could work to their advantage.

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