Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
ALBANY, N.Y. — The No. 3 LSU Tigers’ season came to an end on Monday night inside a sold out MVP Arena in an Elite Eight loss to No. 1 Iowa, 94-87.

Last year’s National Championship rematch did not disappoint as it was one of the highest scoring games of the tournament this year. Star players Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese put on a show in front of a packed house that witnessed an all-time game in women’s basketball history.

LSU had won 72 consecutive games when scoring at least 80 points, but the streak came to an end Monday night.

Angel Reese earned her 10th straight NCAA tournament double-double dating back to last year’s tournament. Reese finished with 17 points and 20 rebounds. Reese was dominant in the first half as she carried the Tiger offense to keep LSU tied at the half. Reese finishes the season with 27 total double-doubles.

Flau’jae Johnson led the Tigers with 23 points on 10-18 from the field and 6 rebounds. Johnson continued an impressive tournament run as she has scored 20 points or more in her last three games. The Sophomore has provided energy and experience all tournament long.

Aneesah Morrow finished with a double-double of her own for the 22nd time this season. Morrow scored 14 points and hauled in 14 rebounds in her first Elite Eight tournament game. Hailey Van Lith added 9 and Last-Tear Poa finished with 6.

Caitlin Clark scored 41 of Iowa’s 94 points as she went 13-29 from the field and an astonishing 9-20 from the three-point line. Clark added 7 rebounds and 12 assists in her 13th career 40-point game. Kate Martin and Sydney Affolter scored in double figures adding 21 and 16, respectively. As a team, Iowa went 13-31 from the three point line to score 39 of its 94 points.

Iowa went 3-4 from the three-point line and 77.8-percent from the field to open the game with a 17-9 lead over LSU. The Hawkeyes scored two early turnovers that led to 5 points and effectively used ball screens to create three-point opportunities. After the media break, Poa hit a three that was followed by a Reese putback to put LSU within 3. Iowa held on to its lead through the middle of the quarter despite the Tigers steady effort. LSU took its first lead of the night as Reese put together a solo 6-0 run to go up 27-26. Johnson and Williams added to the run to make it a 10-0 run and end the quarter with a 31-26 advantage.

Van Lith opened the second with her first three, but Affolter snapped the 13-0 LSU run with the Hawkeye’s sixth triple. Reese exited the game with what looked to be a rolled ankle following a defensive effort down low. Reese entered minutes later and scored on a hook shot to make it 36-32. Clark put Iowa back within one with a spot up three deep behind the far wing. LSU held a 38-37 lead at the media timeout. After missing its last nine shots, Johnson broke LSU’s drought to tie things at 43 with 44 seconds to play. On the final play of the half Johnson was able to knot it up at 45 as she finished over a slew of defenders in the final seconds.

The 45-45 first half marked the highest scoring first half of the NCAA tournament so far this year. Clark finished the half with 19 points to lead all scorers and Reese followed with 13. Reese added 8 rebounds and three assists in the opening half. Iowa was 50-percent from the field and LSU went 46.3-percent.

Clark connected on a step-back triple to give Iowa a 6 point lead two minutes into the third quarter and forced an LSU timeout. After the break, Clark extended the Iowa run to 8-0 to give the Hawkeyes a nine-point lead, 58-49. LSU remained diligent, but Clark couldn’t miss and maintain Iowa’s nine point lead at the media timeout, 61-52. At the break LSU was shooting 2-15 to start the quarter while Clark was 4-6 from three-point range in the first six minutes. Iowa improved to a 15-3 run as it took its largest lead of the night with 13. LSU scored 6-straight to move the margin to 7 before the final minute of the quarter.

LSU started the quarter on a 5-0 run to get within six, but Iowa got back to a double digit lead within the first two minutes. The Tigers trailed by 11 at the final media timeout, 80-69. After the break, the Hawkeyes continued to match LSU and hold its lead. Reese fouled out with 1:45 to play. After falling back by as many as 14, LSU fought till the end bringing it within 7 with 7-seconds to play. Iowa made its free throws and held on to survive and advance.

(Release via LSU Athletics)

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TabasgeauxHD22 days
Clark was unbelievable last night. TBH, I didnt expect us to win. This whole season has seemed like it was Iowa's to lose. I was thinking it was going to come down to the refs doing anything they could to make sure CC made it to the final four. Proud of how hard the team fought. Hope to see some familiar faces make a run next season.
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LockTheGates23 days
It was like CC was playing a different game out there. Weaving in and out of our D, doing whatever she wanted. Oh, and hitting 3 after 3 from 8 ft betond the arc. Unreal. Steph curry as a woman
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RFK23 days
Clark was just too good this year. Coupled with the distractions the team let themselves fall victim to, this was bound to happen. When you focus on TikTok and promoting your “BayouBarbie” image you lose focus. I hope Iowa wins it all.
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mla010023 days
We love and are extremely proud of our Lady Tigers and the effort they have shown!! Hoping for 1 more year for both Reese and HVL!?! I, truly, don’t think HVL will make a WNBA roster; not being critical…
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bluebuck123 days
Ain’t nothing better than Queen Mulkey and her crew! They are great and had a great season. Caitlin Clark is that girl and their team executed well. The better team with depth won. HVL and Reese need to come back.
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cajunmud23 days
Coach Mulkey. I don't think she'd wanna be associated with slave owners. But I do agree on the rest.
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Angel Reese too busy jawing. Drop the drama next year and win.
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RaginRed23 days
What Game did you watch. Angel looked like the only one who showed up. If it wasn't for Angel we get throttled.
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Shut up dipshit
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CanebreakCajun23 days
You didn't even watch.
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Jdublsu23 days
HVL took way roo many shots. I would have like to see Johnson and Williams have more shots
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4LSUinSC23 days
I’m proud of the LSU WBB effort. Caitlin Clark had a great game and that was the difference in this game. Congratulations to Caitlin and the Hawkeye nation. Now go and beat your next two opponents and celebrate a national championship.
Geaux fighting tigers
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Boodis Man23 days
Na nana boo boo LSU lost. Angel Reese got humbled and sent home sad. that’s too bad
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ImBatman23 days
Dude, what are you three years old? Are you f^cking kidding me, you are going to come on here with that baby talk? You embarrassed yourself, dumbazz! Lmao, pitiful!
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CanebreakCajun23 days
You're mama is sad.
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porge710623 days
Proud of the lady tigers. Sucks to lose but man Clark is something to watch for sure. Geaux tigers!!
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Monroelegend23 days
Caitlin Clark is the best women’s college basketball player in history, although we know why some don’t want to admit it.
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porge710623 days
I’ll admit it right now. She’s the goat!! Lady tigers play seven deep all year and made it to the elite 8. Proud of the lady tigers.
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LSU31623 days
She needs to win two more games or no one remembers who she is in 3 years.
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truthtelller23 days
Why don't some want to admit it? Tell us. If you're gonna race-bait, just go all the way.
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