The LSU Tigers women’s basketball team is currently facing the absence of star forward Angel Reese, who has not played in their last two games. Coach Kim Mulkey expressed disappointment following their season opener and benched Reese during their fourth game. Reese has not publicly addressed her absence but posted on X, “Please don’t believe everything you read.” Mulkey stated that Reese is still a part of the team and they hope to see her back on the court soon. Reese transferred to LSU from Maryland and was named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA tournament last season.
Coach Mulkey has not provided a specific reason for Reese’s absence, leading to tension and speculation among fans and the media. Amid Reese’s absence, LSU has added multiple high-profile transfers and landed the top-ranked recruiting class. It remains to be seen when Reese will return to the court and how her absence will impact the team’s performance moving forward. The Tigers are set to return to action on November 24th against Niagara in the Cayman Islands Classic, but it is uncertain whether Reese will be back in uniform for that game.