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LSU Stole the Championship from Iowa: Coach Kim Mulkey Has the Third Most NCAA Women's Titles

Jasmine Carson and Angel Reese-Photo/NCAA

LSU snatched the national championship from Iowa with a final score of 102-85. Today's win made LSU's coach Kim Mulkey, the third most winning coach for women's NCAA basketball championships, behind UConn's head coach, Geno Auriemma, and Tennessee's former head coach, Pat Summit. Today's win was Kim's fourth national championship win. She won three titles while coaching at Baylor University. Today marks Mulkey's second year as head coach at Louisiana State University and the school's first national title win for the men's or women's basketball programs.

Coach Kim during the championship game. Photo/NCAA

The Iowa Hawkeyes' star player, Caitlin Clark, stood out nationally this season; the Lady Hawkeyes were the national favorite and expected to take home the title. But LSU dominated the game with much assistance from their bench players. Jasmine Carson scored 21 points, and Alexis Morris stepped up, scoring 19 points in the game. The Tiger's star player, Angel Reese, was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2023 Championship. The 6 '3'' sophomore contributed to her team's win with 15 points, ten rebounds, and five assists. She looks forward to playing next season under Coach Kim.

Caitlyn Clark and Angel Reese. Photo/Getty Images

The apparent rivalry during the game between Caitlyn Clark and Angel Reese has gone viral with photos and videos of Angel mocking a hand gesture that Caitlyn made during the season and the finals. Both teams played well, making tonight the highest-scoring game in the history of NCAA women's championship games.

Congrats LSU!



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