9:00 PM ET, March 29, 2004
Bank of America Arena, Seattle, WA
SEATTLE (AP) -- The only thing Sue Gunter missed over the telephone was being able to cut down the nets.Seimone Augustus scored 29 points on 12-of-19 shooting and gritty point guard Temeka Johnson added 16, leading LSU to its first Final Four with a 62-60 win over SEC rival Georgia on Monday night in the West Regional.
LSU-Georgia was a matchup of a lot of kids who can make big plays. So what it came down to was a time element -- who made the last "big play'' before time ran out? It turned out to be LSU. It's such a neat story. LSU was devastated last season, losing as a No. 1 seed in the Elite Eight. And the team certainly didn't get much attention this season except about how the players and staff were dealing with Sue Gunter's illness. But the Lady Tigers peaked at the right time, and give the Final Four an unexpected "home" team.
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