Alas, history repeated itself again on Saturday night. In fact, it was double trouble for LSU. The Tigers have never beaten UCLA. They have never won a Final Four game.
They still haven't.
This Final Four flameout still isn't the worst of the modern era. The 1981 team which got wasted by Indiana was a better team and one that probably should have won a national championship. That was worse.
This, how do you qualify this?
It is certainly a flameout, and far less understandable than the overachievers in 1986.
This was like every bit of bad karma that could possibly come out - players arguing among themselves, players snapping at coaches, missed free throws, disinterested play.
Oh well, there's always .......hey, how 'bout that spring football.