Online trolls criticize Angel Reese for being overshadowed by Caitlin Clark in LSU Tigers’ loss.

Angel Reese has been under fire from internet fans who believe she could have done more to prevent the LSU Tigers’ loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Elite Eight of March Madness, despite her obvious emotional fragility during the post-game conference.

Although Reese scored 17 points, grabbed 20 rebounds, and dished out four assists in a strong effort that was insufficient for the victory, Caitlin Clark, the NCAA record holder, starred with 40 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists.

 

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Though Reese hasn’t announced her plan to enter the 2024 Draft, it could potentially be a bittersweet ending to her time at the University of Oregon, as she might graduate and join Clark in the WNBA.

Fans have called the $1.8 million player “trash” and ridiculed the young girl for her efforts despite the facts.

 

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“Angel Reese kinda trash ngl,” a user commented. “Like Demarcus Cousins post-Achilles injury.”

Another said, “Angel Reese and Haley Van Lith all game,” and included a clip of Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves failing to convert a jumper with his less dominant hand.

A third captioned the video, “Angel Reese seeing HVL in the huddle,” and included a clip of someone angrily slapping someone’s back of the head.

A fourth person jokingly said, “”Iowa game tonight explains why Angel Reese said this after the SEC Championship game loss: “We’re not scared of South Carolina. And I’m going to repeat that… we’re not scared of South Carolina.”

“Can’t be scared of someone you won’t play cause … Final Four!”

Why was Hailey Van Lith the subject of so many jokes?

Playing guard for the Tigers, Van Lith has put up respectable numbers this season, averaging 11.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and a 38.4% field goal percentage.

 

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In other words, the 5’7″ senior from Wenatchee, Washington, is a dependable player most of the time, but against the Iowa Hawkeyes, everything went wrong. She finished the game with nine points, one rebound, and one assist in 31 minutes, all of which were below her norms.

Kim Mulkey would have been sensible to sit her after her poor performance at work, as seen by her field goal percentage dropping to 20% and her three-point attempts going to 16%.

 

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This resulted in her being made fun of by fans as the Tigers attempted to get her through the game. The Tigers could have realistically been within three as the buzzer went out rather than seven behind, even if the loss cannot be attributed to a single player.

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