Angel Reese was not with No. 7 LSU for Monday night’s matchup with Texas Southern. It was the second consecutive game the star forward has missed.
Reese was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2023 NCAA tournament after putting up a double-double in LSU’s championship victory over Iowa.
Reese was benched for the second half of LSU’s game against Kent State last Tuesday. (Although the Tigers went on to win comfortably, they had been up by just two at the half, with 11 points and five rebounds from Reese.)
Reese then did not travel with the team to play Southeastern Louisiana last Friday, and was not mentioned in a recap of Monday night’s win on the team’s official website.
LSU brought in two high-profile transfers, Aneesah Morrow from DePaul and Hailey Van Lith from Louisville, along with one of the top freshmen in the country in Mikaylah Williams.
In Reese’s absence, Morrow has moved from the bench to the starting lineup.
Reese has averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game in her four appearances this season.