BATON ROUGE — A quality measure of exactly how far ahead Kim Mulkey is in her rebuild of LSU women’s basketball gets its true starting point Friday afternoon.
The three-time national championship-winning coach has guided the Tigers to back-to-back NCAA tournament berths to begin their stint at Baton Rouge. The No. 3 LSU (28-2) takes on the No. 14 Hawaii (18-14) at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in the first round Friday (4:30 p.m. ESPN2).
LSU head coach Kim Mulkey, right, reacts next to LSU guard Jasmine Carson (2) during the first half of an NCAA collegiate basketball game against Mississippi State, Sunday, February 26, 2023, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/ Matthew Hinton)
Last season, the Tigers, also No. 3 seeded, struggled mightily against Jackson State in the opening game of March Madness before madness caught up with them in round two when lower-seeded Ohio State knocked them out on their own floor.
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Mulkey hopes for a different outcome. She has sophomore All-American forward Angel Reese in her arsenal, as well as healthy senior point guard Alexis Morris.
The Rainbow Wahine compete in the NCAA Tournament and race to the Big West Conference Tournament Championship to secure their spot in March Madness.
Cory Diaz covers the LSU Tigers and Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns for The Daily Advertiser as part of the USA TODAY Network. Follow his coverage of Tigers and Cajuns on Twitter: @ByCoryDiaz. Have questions about LSU/UL Athletics? Send them to Cory Diaz at [email protected].
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