Looking to Win Back to Back NCAA Championships, Angel Reese’s Coach Spills LSU Tigers’ Secret

Published 10/25/2023, 2:18 PM EDT

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Angel Reese led LSU Lady Tigers defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes by a decent margin of 102-85 to clinch the NCAA Championship title during April this year. In addition to the players, the win can be attributed to their head coach Kim Mulkey who formed a squad that brought home the biggest championship title at the college level.

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Mulkey recently spilled the beans behind her team’s praiseworthy performance during the Championship.

What did Kim Mulkey say?

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In a recent SEC Tip-off interview, Mulkey shared the secret sauce behind her astounding success. She was quick to divulge about the team’s chemistry that led them to their first title. “Oh, I think it happens on its own. And I think people make a big deal about having too many superstars. Are you kidding me? They want to play with each other. We have seven returners that have a championship ring in that locker room. Six do not. They will challenge each other. They will make each other better.”

Kim Mulkey was appointed LSU head coach in April 2021, taking over the reins from Nikki Fargas. During her first-year stint, Mulkey provided the impetus to help her team reach the second round of the NCAA Championship.

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On her way to bettering her time, as per Fan Nation, Mulkey then recruited transfers from different colleges, namely Maryland’s Angel Reese, Ohio’s Kateri Poole, Missouri’s LaDazhia Williams, West Virginia’s Jasmine Carson, and Northwest Florida’s Last-Tear Poa.

With a formidable team, the LSU then decimated the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Finals to take home their first NCAA Championship Title. This game marked a record-high scoring in women’s college basketball. With this victory, Mulkey became the first women’s coach to win titles with two different colleges. The rivalry was so fierce and featured so many stars that almost a record 9.9 million people tuned in to watch the contest.

Can Brand Angel Reese help LSU win again?

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The LSU star Angel Reese had recently made it to headlines when she signed a NIL with the sporting goods brand Reebok.

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The deal was inked after her “Uncle” Shaquille O’Neal became the President for Basketball at the conglomerate. This increased Reese’s NIL valuation to around $1.7 million as per the latest report by On3. She spoke of her commitment to the LSU and will spend another year before being eligible for the WNBA draft.

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Following the win, players such as Hailey Van Lith also transferred to the LSU this year. Can the reigning champions create history by bagging a consecutive title? Will Angel Reese come out victorious during her last year the college?

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Ritvan Pande

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Ritvan is a NBA content writer at EssentiallySports whose heart swells up whenever insider anecdotes related to the sport come to light. With over 2 years of professional writing experience, Ritvan focuses on providing an in-depth analysis of the games. The legendary trio of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman mesmerized him and he has been a Chicago Bulls fan ever since.
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