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LSU won the NCAA Women’s Tournament, the school’s first title

Kim Mulkey’s LSU Tigers used a record offensive performance to defeat Kaitlin Clark and Iowa 102-85 in the national championship game on Sunday, winning the first basketball title in school history.

The win made Mulkey the first female coach to win national championships at two different schools. He won three at Baylor before moving to LSU two years ago. The flamboyant and flamboyantly dressed Mulkey, who wore a glittering gold tiger-striped outfit, now has four career titles – the third most of all time behind Geno Auriemma’s 11 and Pat Summitt’s eight. Mulkey has never lost a championship game.

The loss ended one of the greatest individual performances in Clark’s NCAA Tournament history. The junior guard finished with 30 points. After posting the first 40-point triple-double in NCAA history at the Elite Eight, he scored 40 in the semifinals and knocked off undefeated South Carolina in one game.

LSU vs. Iowa

LSU Lady Tigers head coach Kim Mulkey holds the championship trophy after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 102-85 during the 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament championship game at American Airlines Center on April 02, 2023 in Dallas, Texas.

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The flashy guard, who grew up in Iowa, set the NCAA record for points in a tournament, surpassing the 177 scored by Sherrill Supes in 1993 to lead Texas Tech to the title. Clarke finished his tournament with 191.

The 102 points scored by LSU broke the previous high in a championship game, surpassing the 97 scored by Texas against Southern California in 1986.

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