Did the anticipation surrounding Angel Reese live up to the expectations?
The top-ranked LSU Tigers women’s basketball team suffered an unexpected defeat at the hands of No. 20 Colorado in their season opener. As expected, LSU’s standout player, Angel Reese, swiftly became the target of basketball enthusiasts’ taunts. LSU was defeated 92-78 by the Buffaloes in the game. Reese led her team with 12 rebounds, but the Buffaloes exhibited unrelenting defense while LSU’s defensive performance faltered.
Following all the buzz and the numerous transfers that the Tigers acquired during the offseason, this loss undeniably served as a wake-up call.
However, Angel Reese has been the face of LSU basketball since the NCAA Tournament. So, when the upset transpired, she bore the brunt of fans’ ridicule.
The positive aspect is that this is just one game out of approximately three dozen to be played this season. The downside is that this is the only significant challenge the Tigers will encounter until the end of the month. Even if they secure victory in their next 5-6 games, fans are likely to continue taunting them until they achieve a substantial, defining win.
The question arises: Are the Tigers on the verge of a downward spiral, or was this merely a temporary setback?
It’s important to remember that the season is long, and it is common for sports fans to overreact after a single loss.