LSU Tigers head coach Kim Mulkey led her team to a stunning 102-85 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the women’s college basketball national championship game, winning her second national title with a second team. This win was unexpected, with LSU entering the game as the underdogs.
Mulkey was overcome with emotion as she watched her team secure the victory, with her team playing with energy and conviction throughout the game. Unsung hero Jasmine Carson played a key role in the victory, stepping up with three-pointers when the team needed them the most.
The victory was even more emotional for Mulkey, who was coaching in her second year back at her alma mater. With tears in her eyes, she spoke of her joy and pride at leading LSU to a national championship victory.
The victory was also historic, with Mulkey becoming the first women’s basketball coach to lead two different teams to national championships. She had previously led the Baylor Bears to three national titles in 2005, 2012, and 2019.
Despite the loss, Iowa’s Caitlin Clark had a record-setting performance, scoring 30 points and setting a record for the most points scored in a single men’s or women’s NCAA tournament. However, LSU was not overwhelmed by Clark’s performance, playing with confidence and energy throughout the game.
LSU’s victory was a testament to the team’s belief in themselves and their ability to compete at the highest level. Mulkey’s leadership and coaching prowess were instrumental in this victory, and her emotional response to the victory is a testament to the hard work and dedication that went into this historic win.