LSU wins over Iowa in March Madness

LSU wins over Iowa in March Madness

The LSU Tigers emerged victorious against the Iowa Hawkeyes in a thrilling NCAA women’s basketball national championship, earning the program’s inaugural title in Dallas, Texas with a final score of 102-85.

LSU wins over Iowa in March Madness

During the first half, LSU’s shooting was simply astounding, boasting a 58% shooting accuracy, with an incredible 75% success rate from three-point range. Their dominant performance resulted in a record-breaking 59 first-half points, setting the new bar for most points scored in a half in a women’s championship game and securing a comfortable 17-point lead as they headed to the locker room.

Jasmine Carson’s explosive performance off the bench was the catalyst for LSU’s success in the opening half, scoring 21 points, with a perfect record of five three-pointers out of five attempts. Carson’s remarkable contribution continued in the second half, finishing with a total of 22 points and leading the Tigers to victory.

Carson was elated with the result, describing the experience as surreal, with every player’s dream of being on a big stage like this, and having the game of their life.

LSU’s final score of 102 points was a new record for the most points scored by a team in a women’s championship game. Despite the loss, Iowa’s Caitlin Clark was the standout player, scoring a record-breaking 30 points in the game and setting a new record for most points scored in a women’s tournament with an impressive total of 191 points.

Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey was overwhelmed with emotion in the game’s final moments, as she led LSU to their first women’s basketball championship in just her second year in charge. Mulkey claimed her fourth NCAA women’s basketball national championship, having previously secured three during her time at Baylor.

The ecstatic coach shared her joy in an interview with ESPN, expressing her delight at the historic achievement, given that no men or women’s LSU basketball team had ever played for a championship before.

The Tigers became the third No. 3 seeded team to clinch the title and the first to do so since 1997. A staggering 19,482 fans witnessed LSU’s victory live, while more than 350,000 turned up to watch the women’s March Madness, which broke the record for attendance at the competition, according to the NCAA.


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