Mar 28, 2024 - News

πŸ‘€ March Madness gets madder

Kim Mulkey speaks into a microphone during a press conference.

LSU women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey is no stranger to controversy, and a forthcoming Washington Post story may prove distracting as her team advances in March Madness. Photo: Andy Hancock/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

LSU women's basketball is getting ready for the NCAA Sweet 16 this Saturday as off-the-court drama swirls around Kim Mulkey's Tigers.

Why it matters: A forthcoming report from the Washington Post's Kent Babb could prove distracting as the team angles for its second straight championship win.

The big picture: A tweet from Sports Illustrated columnist Pat Forde that teased the Post story last weekend sent the rumor mill churning.

  • No stranger to controversy, Mulkey addressed the report in a press conference last Saturday, saying a reporter had spent two years putting "a hit piece together," requesting an interview over that stretch of time.
  • Mulkey said the reporter asked for a response to more than a dozen questions last week.
  • "Are you kidding me?" Mulkey said, calling the deadline "ridiculous" and "an attempt to distract us from this tournament."

Meanwhile, LSU plays UCLA on Saturday in Albany. The game airs at noon on WGNO.

State of play: LSU holds a 4-2 all-time-record over UCLA.

  • Whoever wins will face the winner of the Iowa-Colorado game.

What's next: The story has yet to be published, and Mulkey said she would sue the Washington Post "if they publish a false story about me."

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