LSU Women’s Basketball Win Their First NCAA National Championship Title

Geaux Tigers!

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LSU Women’s Basketball made history today. Not only did this team of Tigers win the first NCAA Women’s National Championship in the program’s history, but with a final score of 102-85, per Yahoo! Sports, “The LSU point total was the highest-ever in a women’s basketball championship game.”

Kim Mulkey, who was just two years into her job as head coach, led her team to victory in a sequin tiger print suit. LSU. But she’s no stranger to winning it all. She was the leader of the Baylor Before moving from Texas to Louisiana, Bears won three times. She had nine new players in her team only two years after she started her new job. ESPN reports that Mulkey did not claim to have a game strategy before Sweet Sixteen. One of her players disagreed. She is the plan. Coach Mulkey, the GOAT. Alexis Morris stated that all LSU needed was Coach Mulkey.

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Mulkey, however, gave credit to her depth bench, even before the matchup against Iowa. Player of the Year 2023Caitlin C Clark is on their roster. Mulkey declared that Mulkey won the game in the second half thanks to her bench. “They won the game for us,” she said. Angel Reese and Alexis Morris, the starters, got into trouble early in the game. The weight of the matchup was split equally among the players. LSU led by 17 points at halftime due to LSU’s backup help. Reese said post game, “This was all about the supporting cast. Everyone has had a part throughout the season. They stepped up.”

One of the standouts from today’s game was LSU graduate transfer guard Jasmine Carson. Prior to today’s game, she had only scored 11 points in tournament play. She scored 22 points today, four points shy her personal best.

“I just let it all out. I didn’t have nothing to lose. This was the last game of my college career, and I ended it the right way,” Carson said.

When ESPN caught up with Mulkey moments after the final buzzer, the Louisiana native was overcome with emotion, saying in part, “Coaches coach a lifetime, Holly. This is the 4th time I’ve been blessed. In the history of LSU basketball, women and men, they have never played for a title. To win it, I feel like my tears are filled with joy. I’m so happy for everybody back home in Louisiana.”

Congratulations to all of the LSU Women’s Basketball program! Geaux Tigers!

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