Angel Reese Praised by CBB Fans for Dominating in LSU’s March Madness Win vs. Rice

zach bacharContributor IMarch 22, 2024

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA - MARCH 10: Angel Reese #10 of the LSU Lady Tigers shoots a basket against Sania Feagin #20 of the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second quarter during the championship game of the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on March 10, 2024 in Greenville, South Carolina. (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)

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Angel Reese’s double-double helped lift LSU to a 70-60 victory over Rice in the first round of the 2024 NCAA tournament on Friday.

The win was far from easy for the defending national champions, as head coach Kim Mulkey’s team held a narrow 30-27 advantage at halftime. The lead was cut to just two points in the third quarter, although LSU was able to pull away.

Rice came within six points during the fourth quarter as well, but a jumper from sophomore guard Flau’jae Johnson as well as a pair of free throws from senior Last-Tear Poa helped put the game away.

Reese was unstoppable on the glass, pulling down 19 rebounds. Although the 2024 SEC Player of the Year shot just 1-7 from the field, she connected on eight of her 12 free-throw attempts to finish with 10 points.

Fans were impressed with her strong performance on both ends of the court, as she added one block and three steals.

LSU Women’s Basketball @LSUwbkb

No. 10 Double Double 👑

The Athletic WBB @TheAthleticWBB

(3) LSU survives a first-round scare from (14) Rice 70-60 in Baton Rouge.

Angel Reese grabbed 19 rebounds in the win.@lsuwbkb | #MarchMadness

Cory Diaz @ByCoryDiaz

16 rebounds for Angel Reese today so far.

There’s still 13:30 left in this game…

She may get 30…#LSU

SSN Jay-O @Jay_3shifty

Angel Reese rebounds like no other. This is a bad game for her and she’s gonna have 20 rebounds

frantz @tapaje101

Angel Reese is a damn good basketball player. If she was having even a decent shooting game today, the stat line would be nuts

Rachel 🏀 @rachske

Angel Reese is a phenomenal rebounder

Latesia @Latesia27

Angel Reese had a bad offensive game but those 19 rebounds were clutch today and Winning in March is all that matters not stats. We gotta be better w turnovers

Lo Head TV @MaxP77

Great game #lsu #angelreese 19 rebs on an off shooting night is impressive 💪🏾#collegebasketball

The Tigers advanced to the second round, where they’ll face off against the No. 11 seed Middle Tennessee on Sunday following the team’s upset victory over No. 6 Louisville.

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