- 1440 Daily Digest
Tigers Capture Title
No. 3 LSU won its first women's college basketball title in program history yesterday, topping the No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes by a score of 102-85. The Tigers, entering as underdogs, pulled off the upset against the Hawkeyes, who beat defending champion and top-seeded South Carolina Friday.
The title is the fourth for LSU head coach Kim Mulkey, who won three championships at Baylor before making a surprise jump to Baton Rouge two years ago. She also becomes the first women's coach to lead two different programs to a national championship. Tigers' star Angel Reese was named most outstanding player of the tournament, turning in a 15-point, 10-rebound performance. Separately, Iowa star Caitlin Clark broke the record for most points in a tournament—in either men's or women's—with 191 total points.
On the men's side, No. 4 Connecticut topped No. 5 Miami, 72-59, while No. 5 San Diego State beat No. 9 Florida Atlantic on a last-second shot (watch video). The pair face off tonight for the championship (9:20 pm ET, CBS).