Angel Reese absent for 2nd LSU game as mystery of her whereabouts grows
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The mystery of Angel Reese’s absence from the defending national champion LSU women’s basketball team only grew deeper on Monday as she was not with the team for warmups for the second straight game.
LSU played Texas Southern at home, but Reese’s whereabouts were still unknown. LSU coach Kim Mulkey has been cagey around questions about Reese. She was asked again after the game.
"Sometimes you want to know more than you're entitled to know. I'm going to protect my players. Always," she told reporters, via WAFB-TV. "If you do some disciplining of your own children, do you think we're entitled to know that?"
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Angel Reese, #10 of the LSU Lady Tigers, smiles in celebration after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes during the 2023 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament National Championship at American Airlines Center on April 2, 2023 in Dallas. (C. Morgan Engel/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
Mulkey's remarks on Monday followed last week's terse comments.
"It's very obvious Angel was not in uniform," Mulkey said, via NOLA.com. "Angel is a part of this basketball team, and we hope to see her sooner rather than later. I'm not gonna answer any more. That's it. That's all y'all need to know."
Reese’s absence on Monday night only adds to the intrigue. The Most Outstanding Player of the women’s basketball tournament continued to post cryptically on social media.
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LSU Lady Tigers head coach Kim Mulkey is seen during the third quarter against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the 2023 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Final Four