The second year of the Nikki Caldwell era began for the LSU women's basketball team yesterday as the Lady Tigers held their first official practice of the season at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

The second year of the Nikki Caldwell era began for the LSU women's basketball team yesterday as the Lady Tigers held their first official practice of the season at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

In conjunction with the official beginning of basketball season, ticket books for the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball First and Second Rounds to be held at the Maravich Center on March 24 and 26 are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at www.LSUtix.net, by calling (225) 578-2184 or in person at the LSU Athletic Ticket Office on the first floor of the Athletic Administration Building.

Between now and Dec. 31, all-session ticket books for the 2013 NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds are $15. LSU is playing host to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year.

The Lady Tigers held an annual tradition on Monday on the eve of the first practice with the "Tiger Olympics" between the staff and players. The team bonding event consisted of the following events: softball home run derby, tire flipping, egg relay, tug-o-war, football long toss, dodgeball and sumo wrestling.