Angel Reese sits out LSU game after benching amid messy situation in Baton Rouge

There was a conspicuously empty seat on the LSU bench on Friday, which only raised the volume on questions about what is happening with Angel Reese.

Last season's NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player was nowhere to be seen during the Tigers' game against Southeastern Louisiana.

No explanation was given for the absence before the game, and LSU head coach Kim Mulkey declined to give one after, per The Advocate's Reed Darcey

Reese's absence came three days after she was benched in the second half of a win against Kent State.




When asked why she sat Reese and senior guard Kateri Poole, Mulkey again declined to provide any detail.

It's never a good sign when the players' parents are feuding on social media. Reese's mother Angel Webb Reese posted a weirdly pointed message about grammar, sans punctuation, to her Instagram story on Wednesday, writing:

Reese entered this season as one of the top players in the country and a potential top pick in the 2024 WNBA draft.