PITTSBURGH, PA (WAFB) - LSU basketball's first NCAA tournament appearance in six years did not end how the Tigers wanted, but many fans are enthusiastic about what's next for the program.
LSU blew a huge halftime lead in the final seconds against NC State and lost 66-65 to the Wolfpack.
After the game, some of the players had a hard time containing their emotions. Jordan Mickey, in particular, appeared very disappointed and openly sobbed in the locker room.
"I know he cares so much and that's why he's taking it hard and he's a good teammate, so whatever he needs," said Keith Hornsby.
"We played a great game," Mickey said through tears. "For it to come down to the end of the game. That's tough. Tough pill to swallow and we probably should have won the game."
Many fans are saying they're optimistic for the future because LSU's recruiting class for next season includes Ben Simmons, the number one overall player in the country.