LSU remporte le championnat national de basketball féminin de la Division I de la NCAA en 2023.


LSU wins first NCAA national championship in program history

History was made as No. 3 LSU won the 2023 NCAA national championship, its first in program history. The Tigers beat the best offense in the country at their own game, and put up the most points ever in a championship game. Ladazhia Williams topped the Tigers in scoring with 20 points, while Angel Reese notched the most double-doubles (34) in a single season. Coach Kim Mulkey takes her fourth title as a coach, becoming the first woman to coach multiple programs to a national title.

Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese lead their teams to the championship game

LSU’s Angel Reese and Iowa’s Caitlin Clark led their teams to the championship game. Reese, a 6-foot-3 forward, dominated in the post but also had the quickness of a guard. She had a huge tournament run averaging 22.6 points and 16.2 rebounds, and was the first player to record 100 points, 70 rebounds, 10 blocks and 10 steals in one NCAA Tournament. Clark, on the other hand, had all the flash from hitting shots from the logo or making incredible passes in tight windows. She carried the pace and 3-point shot ability where the modern game has moved. The junior phenom had an eye-popping tournament thus far from the first 40-point triple-double in DI history to following it up with another 40-point performance against the suffocating South Carolina defense.

Offense dominates in the championship game

In the championship game, both teams had fast-paced, high-powered offenses. According to Her Hoop Stats, per 100 possessions the Hawkeyes and Tigers averaged over 110 points ranking second and fourth respectively. Both teams averaged over 80 points and shot over 45% from the field. The Tigers had a significant defensive advantage holding opponents to roughly 14 points less than Iowa, but that didn’t stop Clark and company against the nation’s best defense in the semifinals. In the end, LSU won the championship, putting up the most points ever in a championship game.

Keywords: LSU, Iowa, NCAA, national championship, Angel Reese, Caitlin Clark, offense, defense, Kim Mulkey.

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