With Angel Reese & Co. Hammering Alabama, Kim Mulkey Lauds the On Road Team for Their Exceptional Performance

Published 02/12/2024, 10:35 AM EST

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“Playing basketball is an art.” A similar mentality was displayed by the Louisiana State University head coach Kim Mulkey. The LSU had clobbered up the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center by an 85-66 margin on Sunday. And despite the Crimson Tide being close to spoiling Lady Tigers’ plans at one point, Mulkey had nothing but words of praise for the on-road team.

Mulkey was present during the post-match press conference and was asked regarding the first half when the Alabama looked in control of the game. And Mulkey’s answer highlighted her love for the game.

What did Mulkey say?


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A humble Mulkey went ahead to express her love for basketball by lauding the Alabama for their brilliant performance in the first half. Though she did not feel that the LSU had been completely ousted in the first half, she still praised Alabama for the team effort they had shown during the match. And with her reply, the 61-year-old won quite a few hearts.

“Well, I disagree that it didn’t work. They might have been up 15 or 20 if we didn’t play a zone. So, it might have slowed them down a little bit,” Mulkey opined.


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“I wanna give credit to Alabama first. Uh… Those kids played their hearts out, they hit shots. They had us just a step slow on everything we did and yes I did call the time out. There was a period of time in that first half where we looked terrible. We looked terrible, terribly out of shape, we just struggling,” Mulkey expressed.

The Crimson Tide had trumped the LSU in both quarters during the first half. While in the first quarter the Alabama smashed 23 points in response to the LSU’s 14, during the next quarter the Alabama once again edged past their opponents by sousing 18 in comparison to the LSU’s 17. Thus the Alabama had genuinely outfoxed their opponents by a 41-31 margin and the LSU looked to be taking the heat.

The Alabama in this game also proved their mettle, especially with their three-pointers. They attempted a humongous total of 37 three-pointers, basketing 14 of them. Thus, they had a decent 37.8% three-pointer conversion as compared to the LSU’s 14.3%.


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However, it was the third quarter that took the game away from the Alabama when the LSU throttled a spectacular 30 and contained the Alabama to only 9 points. Thus Angel Reese & Co. completely decimated their opponents from there onwards. And Mulkey reflected at the meeting after the first half that changed it all.

What was the meeting about?

Mulkey joked that at half time since it was Sunday was like a “prayer meeting.” She further quipped “You don’t know that if you’re Catholic, right? That’s a baptist term, right?” And indeed it looks like the meeting worked as the next two quarters after halftime saw a brilliant on-court display by the LSU.


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With this win, Mulkey has shown her true sportsmanship spirit by being respectful towards her opponents. On the other hand, the LSU would be looking to have more such meetings with Mulkey that fuel their hunger for more wins in the upcoming games.

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