“F**k Ya’ll Want Me to Do”: Fans Turn Against Hailey Van Lith as Caitlin Clark Hands a Tough Night to LSU Star

Published 04/01/2024, 11:19 PM EDT

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With Caitlin Clark sweeping the floor today, Hailey Van Lith has come into the crossfire. The No. 11 was today given the duty to guard the unstoppable NCAA All-Time Scoring Leader. After an unsuccessful execution on the floor against the formidable Clark, the senior is getting some serious spatting. With 41 points to her name, Clark has likely converted more fans tonight. Meanwhile, amongst the Lady Tigers, HVL seems to have created a pool of boo-ers.

Basketball fans are reacting repulsively to a clip from the game in which Caitlin Clark makes a deep shot, again successful, and Van Lith responds with disbelief. A user posted the clip and captioned it, “Hailey Van Lith reaction got me crying.”


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Iowa took their redemption test and passed with flying colors today, ending LSU’s journey ahead in the 2024 March Madness with 87-94. Contrasting to her usual performances, Hailey Van Lith only contributed to the total with 9 points, 1 board, 1 steal, and 1 assist. On the other hand, Iowa’s No. 22 grabbed an assist double-double bringing more shine to her team. She grabbed 41 points, 7 rebounds, and distributed 12 assists in 40 minutes on the floor. She also helped with 2 steals and 1 block.

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Following this, comments poured against the senior point guard, on her performance through the game.

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There was no denying that people would comment on LSU’s performance today. But who knew the center of focus would be Van Lith instead of their forward Angel Reese? As soon as the post showed the Wenatchee native throwing her hands in the air on Clark’s shots, comments started flowing in.

A few X users explained what the Lady Tiger must be going through.

A user took a snippet of the clip and suggested what the senior was thinking when guarding Clark.

She said “Oh well” and kept it moving 😩😩 pic.twitter.com/yPKDJSttzX

— Taylor 𝕏 (@Themba_Taylor) April 2, 2024

An X user humorously gave Hailey Van Lith’s reaction some appropriate wordings.

Many also came out to call how Lisa Bluder’s star treated the Tigers all day long.

A fan also came up with a solution, which they later dismissed.

While some suggested the day has to end with one winner.

Another X user comforted the team.


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While Hailey Van Lith could not perform as well as she does, it is understandable that she was on a rocky duty. Nevertheless, there is no denying that fans would respond to how the reigning champions let go of their title with a lack of determination. Caitlin Clark and co. will now enter the Final Four to square off against Paige Bueckers and the Huskies. On the other hand, both Angel Reese and Hailey Van Lith have given hints on returning to LSU for another year. Can they win another National title with Caitlin Clark gone next year?


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What would you do if you were in her position against Caitlin Clark?

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Written by:

Srashti Sharma


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Srashti Sharma is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports, known for her in-depth researching skills. From the very first time that she heard about Kobe Bryant, she herself cultivated a Mamba Mentality. She loves the competitive nature of the sport which fuels her inner sportswoman.
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Edited by:

Jayant Chhabra