With Angel Reese Smashing a Double-Double, the LSU Star Underlines What Betters Her Chemistry With Aneesah Morrow

Published 02/12/2024, 10:29 PM EST

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The Louisiana State University Lady Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Sunday. With this win the LSU now have a 21-4 record in the regular season along with an 8-3 tally in the conference. One of the major reasons for the LSU’s brilliance this season has been the chemistry between their star players Angel Reese and Aneesah Morrow, and the Bayou Barbie just gave out the secret of what betters their chemistry.

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Reese was present during the post-match press conference and was candidly answering questions. One such question that caught the fancy of a lot of media representatives was regarding the tough challenges that Reese faces on the court.

What did Reese say?

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The 21-year-old was asked about her mindset when the opponents show resistance, especially by fronting or doubling on her. Reese with her words of wisdom gave a glimpse of her gaming acumen and how it has helped her chemistry with Morrow rather than sinking their team.

“What makes my job easier is because I know my teammates are going to knock the shot down I mean I did have six assists tonight so just being able to pass to my teammates that I know are gonna make those shots,” Reese divulged. 

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“I mean, if they double me, then you know, somebody else is great open, so I don’t have to worry that when I do get double teams, I know how to kick it out and see where my teammates are. And they know I’m gonna get doubled most of the times, so they’re open… Like you said, me and Aneesah’s chemistry has just keep growing and growing,” Reese stated.

Reese played the alpha for her team in this game smashing 27 points and 19 rebounds. She had a double double. But since she has more or less been the alpha in most of the games, it is no surprise that she has been the target for a lot of their opponents.

Under such circumstances, the LSU Lady Tigers’ teammates have come to her rescue. And this was fairly evident since Reese had the team’s highest 6 assists in this match. Therefore, Reese takes on the selfless mode whenever she is doubled.

Another point to note is that Reese’s chemistry especially with the LSU guard Aneesah Morrow has grown significantly this season. While Reese averages 19.5 points per game, Morrow averages just next to her with 17.3 points per match.

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It’s these numbers that are testament to the fact that Morrow amps up her game whenever needed thus providing another scoring option for the Lady Tigers. And Reese’s efforts fairly impact the LSU’s performance.

How did the LSU perform in fresh face-off? 

While Reese smashed a double-double, other players to play a crucial role were their guards Mikaylah Williams and Flau’jae Johnson who smoked 14 and 16 points respectively. Relying on their performances, the LSU hammered the Crimson Tide by a blowout margin of 85-66 in what initially looked to be going in favor of the Crimson Tide.

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This win would have elated the LSU fans and they would be hoping to see more sparks of chemistry between their core players Morrow and Reese. With the March Madness about to start, the LSU fans would be wishing for another title win in the NCAA tournament.

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Ritvan Pande

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