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Reese's mysterious absence brings unwanted scrutiny to No. 7 LSU and coach Kim Mulkey
The unexplained absence of LSU star forward Angel Reese is bringing unwanted scrutiny to No. 7 LSU and coach Kim Mulkey as they try to defend their national title
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With LSU star forward Angel Reese missing in action and little explanation forthcoming from coach Kim Mulkey, the seventh-ranked Tigers are attracting unwanted scrutiny at the outset of their national title defense.
Recent drama involving not just Reese's absence, but critical comments by some players' parents on social media, began not long after a surprising season-opening loss for what on paper looks like the quintessential super team in this new era of relaxed rules governing transfers and player endorsement earnings.
On Monday, there was no indication that Reese would be back with the team for a home game against Texas Southern.
LSU women's basketball program spokesman Grant Kauvar said he couldn't predict how soon Reese might return, adding that people would just have to “come to the game and see.” That echoed Mulkey's comments before last Friday's game at Southeastern Louisiana, which Reese missed.