LSU Puts Women’s College Basketball On The Map


James Force, Sports Editor

On April 2nd, we witnessed history. We watched the most electrifying and breathtaking women’s basketball game that we will ever see. The LSU Tigers led by Angel Reese went head-to-head against the Caitlin Clark-led Iowa and Hawkeyes and LSU dominated, winning 102 – 85.

Clark played her tail off in the championship, dropping 30 points on 42% shooting from beyond the ark. She also had two rebounds and eight assists. The only blemish on her stat line was the six turnovers, which were too high. Reese also played well, posting 15 points and 10 rebounds. It seemed that even while Clark was playing out of her mind, LSU was in control of the game from beginning to end. It felt like LSU had momentum from start to finish and never gave it up.

While the game was amazing, a lot of the focus has been on Angel Reese’s taunting toward Caitlin Clark.  Clark is a known trash talker, even being compared to Hall Of Famer Larry Bird, who was a known trash talker and one of the best at it ever. While many people are coming to Reese’s defense, a growing number are saying Reese was wrong even though she was only doing what Clark did to all of her opponents. Many of Reese’s supporters question whether the issue is race and if America is once again showing its deep-rooted racial issues.

I feel like this was the best women’s basketball game ever, at least in NCAA women’s basketball. It felt like a huge step in the right direction for women’s basketball and I think it changed my opinion of women’s basketball and a lot of other people’s opinions on it. It seems like these games are what will increase viewership and fully help the WNBA and all women’s basketball get the viewership and the money they deserve.