Interim head coach Tony Benford talks with Naz Reid #0 of the LSU Tigers in the game against the Florida Gators during the Quarterfinals of the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The stage is set for LSU's initial appearance in this year's NCAA Tournament.
The Tigers are seeded #3 in the East Region and it's their first tourney appearance since 2015. They will take on Yale, seeded 14th, in first-round play this Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida.
The winner will move to second-round action that will pit them against either Maryland or the winner of a play-in game featuring Belmont and Temple.
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