The LSU women's basketball team took the court without its most prominent player once again on Monday.
Christian Arnold of the New York Post reported Angel Reese was absent from the Tigers for Monday's contest against Texas Southern University.
Angel Reese is still part of the team," LSU head coach Kim Mulkey said (h/t Arnold). "She is not in uniform tonight.
Reese was also benched after halftime of LSU's win over Kent State in a move Mulkey called a coach's decision while she told reporters "I could, but I won't" when asked why she didn't play.
They are the reigning national champions in large part because she was the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA tournament.
She is a double-double threat every time she steps on the floor and a major reason the Tigers are in national-championship-or-bust mode this season.
LSU can still rely on other players such as Mikaylah Williams and Hailey Van Lith, but Reese is a major absence.