The LSU player of the week is sophomore Angel Reese. Reece had a great game against Mississippi State to close out the last home game of the season. The 6 ‘3 forward from Baltimore, Maryland, led her team in stats with a double-double against the Bulldogs. This was her 27th of the season. She now ties the school record at LSU set by former tiger Sylvia Fowles in double-doubles.
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On Sunday, the LSU women’s basketball team hosted Mississippi State for their senior night. The Tigers would close the game with a 74- 59 win against the Bulldogs in front of a record-breaking crowd of 15,721 fans. Angel Reese would lead her team with 23 points and 26 rebounds.
Seniors Alexis Morris and Ladazhia Williams also played flawless games. Morris added 23 points and five rebounds, and Williams had 16 points and four rebounds. Following the night victory, Reese was named SEC Co-Player of the Week. Reese has been SEC Player of the Week at least seven times this season alone, the most in conference history.
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Mississippi State coach Sam Purcell commented on the abilities of Reese saying, “No offense to our scout team, but they’re not Angel Reese — and those are some pretty athletic male practice players, Angel Reese is special.”
LSU (27-1) finished second in the SEC for the second consecutive year under coach Kim Mulkey. Reese, a candidate for All-America and national Player of the Year honors, was also named to the All-Defensive team. She was named SEC Player of the Week a record seven times this season. Reese ran away with the SEC’s regular-season scoring and rebounding titles, with 23.7 points per game (four ahead of the next-closest player) and sixteen rebounds (six ahead the next-closest player).
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Reese also led LSU with forty-nine steals, placing her 12th in the league at 1.7 per game. On Monday she was announced as one of ten semifinalists for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year honor. Reese’s streak of twenty-three consecutive double-doubles to start this season is the longest in SEC history. She needs one more to break the LSU record of twenty-seven in a season, set by Sylvia Fowles. Reese has five games with at least twenty points and twenty rebounds, and she set the school record for rebounds in a game with 28 against Texas A&M on Jan. 5.