LSU women's basketball coach now a mother

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU women's basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell is a mother.

A news release from the university says Justice Simone Fargas was born at 5:44 a.m. Tuesday at 6 pounds, 15 ounces -- less than two days after the Caldwell and LSU lost to Tennessee Sunday in the Southeastern Conference championship game.

The release says Caldwell and the baby are resting comfortably with her longtime boyfriend, Justin Fargas, a former Oakland Raiders running back.

The university says Caldwell will coach in the team's 21st NCAA tournament appearance.

The tournament's 64-team field is to be announced Monday. The Lady Tigers are hosting the first and second rounds and will play at either 4 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. on March 18.

LSU's last appearance in the women's NCAA tournament was in 2010.