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  • Writer's pictureAbby Alonzo

Angel Reese Fouls Out vs. South Carolina, New Offensive Coordinators for LSU Football & Gym Preview

Last night’s matchup between No. 1 South Carolina and No. 9 LSU ended up being every bit of exciting. The Tigers fell 76-70 in a tough fought game against the only undefeated team and men’s or women’s college basketball. Big plays were made all over the court to keep momentum high all game long. Aneesah Morrow led the Tigers with 16 points and 10 rebounds, Angel Reese wasn’t far behind with 15 points and eight rebounds. Hailey Van Lith came up huge in the fourth quarter, banking a big time three. She finished with 13 points. Mikaylah Williams finished with 12 points and six assists and Flau’Jae Johnson finished with 10 points. The Bayou Barbie was named to the Katrina McClain Award Midseason Top-10 Watchlist as one of the best power forwards in the nation. Angel Reese has scored in double figures in every single game at LSU and is currently averaging 19.9 points with 12.1 rebounds. The SEC Player of the Week (insert tonight numbers).

Football head coach Brian Kelly announced changes to the staff this week. Joe Sloan was named offensive coordinator and Cortez Hankson will be the co-offensive coordinator. Slade Nagle will coach special teams and tight ends. Joe and Cortez received promotions within the program, as both were on last year’s staff. Slade spent eight seasons at Tulane where he was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Joe Sloan was previously the QB coach who developed Jayden Daniels into a Heisman winner and Cortez Hankton coached Mecole Hardman, George Pickens, Jermaine Burton, Ladd McConckey, AD Mitchell, Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas Jr.

Most of the Tiger teams are away this weekend, but the baseball team wanted to bring the action! The team’s intra-squad scrimmages at The Box are free for fans to attend this weekend. They’ll scrimmage today at 3:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm. The season is right around the corner!

The No. 3 nationally ranked LSU Gymnastics team is on the road this week as the team will face No. 9 Missouri in their first conference road meet of the year on Friday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. CT in the Hearnes Center.

“The mindset going into this week is the same as it is every week. Our goal is just to continue to improve on our performance every week and maintain a mindset of progress, intensity and focus,” said head coach Jay Clark.

“The most important thing is what happens next. Last Friday was a good confidence booster and our intention is to be that same team as we turn the page and move onto the next meet. Missouri is a good team and we’re excited to get in their environment. We want to be as consistently excellent as we can possibly be, and that’s what we’re going to try and do.”

The Friday Night Heights competition between the Tigers begins at 7:30 p.m. CT in the Hearnes Center on SEC Network with Bart Conner will be on play-by-play with Alicia Sacramone Quinn as the analyst. The first vault is set for 7:36 p.m. CT.

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