Angel Reese was her usual unstoppable self on Friday night as the No. 3-seeded LSU women’s basketball team breezed by No. 14-seeded Hawaii with a 73-50 win in the first round of the 2023 NCAA women’s basketball tournament.
Reese — a First Team All-American according to multiple publications —notched her 29th double-double of the season with a game-high 34 points and 15 rebounds, surpassing Sylvia Fowles’ single-season school record in the process. With the win, the Tigers advance to face No. 6-seeded Michigan in the second round on Sunday.
This one was never really in doubt for LSU, which took a 13-point lead to the locker room and stretched it in the final two quarters. Reese was the primary contributor for LSU, though Flau’Jae Johnson also scored 10 points while adding six rebounds and five assists.
Coach Kim Mulkey has matched last season’s result. Now, she’ll try to exceed it and avoid another second-round loss to a Big Ten squad on Sunday.
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