February 13, 2023 

Locked on Women’s Basketball: SEC battle of unbeatens: How did No. 1 South Carolina top No. 5 LSU

Missy and Alex break down the matchup between No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 5 LSU — AP Top 25 Poll

It’s time for another episode of the Locked on Women’s Basketball podcast. Feb. 12 was Super Bowl Sunday, but the pre-show matchup was No. 1 South Carolina hosting No. 5 LSU — the battle of the unbeatens in women’s college basketball. Like so many before them, LSU learned how hard it is to beat the reigning national champions. Host Missy Heidrick and The Next’s Alex Simon break it all down.

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Alex breaks down yesterday’s game between South Carolina and the LSU Tigers:

“Yeah, and I mean, it’s not just that they’re really good. It’s that they are so much better than everybody else. And they have gotten better. But to me, the thing about yesterday that stood out the most is how much LSU plan seemed to really beat anybody, but Aliyah Boston is going to beat us, but we are going to force somebody else to do that. But this current South Carolina team has several players who can do that.

Aliyah scored 14; hey, decent number, not anywhere where she could be. But the entire game plan was clear. She’s not the one beating us. So what happens was Zia Cooke has a pretty darn solid game and also can look Kamilla Cardoso. 7-9 from the field, 18 rebounds. It’s nice when you can have the best center and the best player in the country.”


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Alex talks about Angel Reese‘s performance from yesterday’s matchup against South Carolina:

“What’s the biggest number here that stands out to me? It is the goose egg, the zero offensive rebounds for Angel Reese, who only ends up with four rebounds total on the game, to have that one of the nation’s leading rebounders go into this head-to-head matchup knowing that that’s how she impacts the game. That’s how she gets a lot of her good shots. And you goose Egger on the defensive end, and you don’t give her a single offensive rebound. And I think, if I’m not mistaken, LSU ended up with nine in total.”


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