The LSU women's basketball team will open the NCAA tournament at home against San Diego State after being selected as the fifth seed in the Kingston Region.
The first-round begins Sunday in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center with No. 4 seed Penn State taking on 13th-seed UTEP before the Lady Tigers play SDSU.
The two winners will meet in the second round in Baton Rouge on Tuesday night.
LSU first-year head coach Nikki Caldwell says her team has a "different mentality" now than it did when it struggled earlier this season and fell out of the Top 25.
LSU finished the season 22-10 after closing out its regular Southeastern Conference schedule on a six-game winning streak and then advancing to the finals of the SEC tournament before losing to Tennessee.