The LSU Tigers are headed to the women’s NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 for the first time since 2014. Such comes after a dominant night by sophomore Angel Reese.
The LSU Tigers ran the Michigan Wolverines off the Pete Maravich Assembly Center floor on Sunday night. Angel Reese was nothing short of dominant in LSU’s 66-42 win. As a result, the Bayou Bengals are headed to the Sweet 16 to play Utah.
Fans will never forget Reese’s Round of 32 performance regardless of how LSU (30-2) finishes the tournament. The sophomore forward took the floor as someone that refused to lose. Reese controlled the paint through all four quarters on the way to the best game of her career.
Reese’s 25 points and 23 rebounds were nothing short of incredible. She also contributed four assists, three steals, and six blocked shots. However, it’s the way the Baltimore native frustrated Michigan (23-10) that will have fans talking in the days ahead.
The game was so out of hand in the 4th quarter that Michigan was committing hard flagrant fouls out of frustration.
Senior LaDahzia Williams scored the game’s first points with a layup at the 8:29 mark in the first quarter. The play is significant because it awarded LSU the lead, a lead they did not surrender throughout the game. Williams finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Senior guard Alexis Morris was another key contributor with 11 points.
The LSU Tigers now head to Greenville for their Sweet 16 game against Utah (27-4). The Utes defeated Princeton 63-56 earlier in the day. The Tigers will now square off against the bracket’s no. 2 seed on Friday, March 24.
We suggested that Reese must continue elevating her game for LSU to make a Final Four run. Luckily, she continues to deliver. When asked for comments after the game, the 6-3 sophomore said she’s “doing it for the seniors.” Reese also commended the crowd at PMAC, a rowdy audience of mostly LSU Tigers fans.