LSU's Angel Reese urges fans to ignore rumors after second-half benching, mysterious absence from ensuing game

Reese was benched during the second half of the previous game, a move coach Kim Mulkey described as a "coach's decision."

No further details have been released on the situation, but on Sunday Reese shared a simple message on social media.

Rumors about Reese's standing with the team sent social media abuzz Friday when she didn't make trip to the Pride Roofing University Center, and Mulkey's explanation seemed to fan the flames.

Angel is a part of this basketball team and we hope to see her sooner than later. I'm not going to answer anymore. That's it. That's all y'all need to know."




Reese led LSU in scoring and rebounding last season, when the Tigers won the school's first-ever basketball national title.

The Tigers have beaten all their other opponents -- none of which were ranked in the top 25 -- but it seems there is some trouble in paradise.

The coach didn't explain much further, nor did she say who would be playing against Southeastern Louisiana. Poole did make an appearance on Friday, but Reese was nowhere to be found.