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Angel Reese puts Kentucky to bed with scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds

Angel Reese led the Tigers to victory with 22 points and 14 rebounds in her last regular-season game for this season. The ninth-ranked Tigers defeated Kentucky 77-56 on Sunday. Flau'Jae Johnson had 19 points, four steals and four assists. Highlights included a crowd-pleasing, behind-the-back pass to Hailey Van Lith to finish a fast break during a decisive second-half surge.

Aneesah Morrow had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Van Lith finished with 15 points for LSU (26-4, 13-3 SEC), which won its eighth straight game — seven by 15 or more points — to wrap up the regular season. Johnson helped LSU to a 17-point lead in the first half with a steal and scoop shot over several defenders. Van Lith's fast-break layup made it 31-14, but Kentucky closed the second quarter on a 13-2 run, sparked by Tyler's jumper and 3-pointer. Maddie Scherr's 3 cut it to 33-27 at halftime.

However, the Tigers rebuilt their lead in the third quarter with an 11-0 run, capped by Johnson's steal and fast-break layup to make it 50-31. Kentucky got no closer than 11 points as LSU stood on business the rest of the game.

Although Reese elected to participate in senior day, she continues to weigh options. These include declaring for the WNBA draft or remaining at LSU. Reese's escorts included her mother and former LSU and NBA star Shaquille O'Neal during the festivities. The LSU fans were chanting "one more year" when Reese was honored at half time.

LSU is ready for the SEC tournament and the NCAA tournament as they look to repeat as champions.

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