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LSU TIGER GIRLS DO IT AGAIN! Livvy Dunne & Konnor McClain Standout In LSU Gym Meet

The LSU Tiger Girls, the Louisiana State University’s esteemed hip-hop dance team, have once again made headlines with a stunning victory at the UDA College Nationals in Orlando. The team captivated audiences with a Michael Jackson-inspired hip-hop routine, earning a triumphant score of 97.2222 and reaffirming their status as one of the most formidable collegiate dance teams in the nation. The Tiger Girls didn’t stop at hip-hop. They also showcased their versatility by securing third place in the Division IA Jazz division. Their jazz routine, set to Aaliyah’s ‘Are You That Somebody,’ offered a stunning contrast to their hip-hop performance, demonstrating the team’s wide range of talents. This victory holds particular significance for the LSU Tiger Girls. In 2021, they faced challenges from the LSU Athletic Department, which initially denied them the opportunity to compete. The reasons ranged from COVID-19 concerns to funding and the availability of athletic trainers, with the department prioritizing NCAA-recognized sports. Despite these hurdles, the team emerged victorious, securing their second consecutive win following their 2022 championship with a routine to Ciara’s ‘Like A Boy.’ The Tiger Girls’ latest performance is not just a testament to their exceptional talent, but also to their resilience and determination. As they continue to gain popularity on social media and the global stage, they are undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the world of collegiate dance.

Olivia Dunne is out to make her senior season on LSU’s gymnastics team her “best one.” The 21-year-old athlete and social media sensation earned a score of 9.850 in a floor routine Saturday at the Sprouts Farmers Market Collegiate Quad Meet in Salt Lake City, where LSU placed second overall with a score of 197.150. The Tigers, in their second event of the year, fell to top-ranked Oklahoma, (197.900) but defeated No. 12 UCLA (197.100) and No. 2 Utah (196.975). Freshman Konnor McClain delivered an impressive performance Saturday, earning her first-ever perfect score of 10.00 on the bars.

In a major upset, the Auburn women's basketball team toppled then-No. 7 ranked LSU, snapping LSU's impressive 16-game winning streak with a 67-62 victory on Sunday. Auburn's defense played a pivotal role in securing the win, holding LSU Coach Kim Mulkey and her high-scoring Tigers, known for their nation-leading 93.8 points per game average, to a season-low. LSU coach Kim Mulkey reflected on the loss post-game, attributing Auburn's win to their energy, particularly in pressuring LSU and disrupting their passing game. LSU's offensive struggles, aside from Reese's contribution, were evident in the game. The win marks Auburn's first victory over a top-10 opponent since defeating No. 4 Tennessee in January 2022, while this is LSU's first loss since their season opener against Colorado.

A furious comeback wasn't enough, so a four-game win streak ended Saturday night for the LSU men's basketball team. Auburn used a raucous Neville Arena crowd to jump to a 28-point lead over LSU in the second half of Saturday's matchup of undefeated SEC teams. LSU cut the lead to eight late in the game but fell to Auburn, 93-78. Trae Hannibal had 18 points to lead all LSU scorers. The Tigers, 10-6 (2-1), host Ole Miss on Wednesday.

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