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Fowles, LSU heading to another Final Four

Apr 1, 2008 - 4:02 AM NEW ORLEANS (Ticker) -- Sylvia Fowles scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Louisiana State to a 56-50 victory over North Carolina on Monday in the New Orleans Regional final.

The second-seeded Tigers advanced to their fifth straight Final Four with the win and will meet either Tennessee or Texas A&M in the national semifinals on Sunday in Tampa, Florida.

Fowles was 10-of-18 from the field and added five blocks while Quianna Chaney had 13 points for LSU (31-5), which won despite shooting 38 percent (20-of-53) from the field.

Top-seeded North Carolina (33-3) was looking to extend a Final Four streak of its own, but was denied a third consecutive trip by Fowles and company.

LaToya Pringle scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds but was the only player in double figures for the Tar Heels.