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College women’s basketball with LSU, Iowa looking for crown

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The NCAA women’s basketball season is set to start, following the Iowa vs. LSU game that broke the internet.

The NCAA women’s basketball season is set to start today, with players like Caitlin Clark and Paige Bueckers looking to help their teams compete against reigning champion Louisiana State and its star, Angel Reese.

Last April, Clark and her Iowa team competed against Reese and LSU for the championship. LSU won 102-85, with some people blaming the referees for Iowa’s loss.

Clark was given a technical foul at the end of the third quarter because she did not give the ball directly to the ref. That call was criticized by fans and by those on social media.

The 2023-2024 season will give Clark a second chance to win the NCAA championship. But LSU and Coach Kim Mulkey will be looking for another win, considering that their team signed a new talented player, Hailey Van Lith. 

Meanwhile, some fans are hoping for a comeback from the UConn star Paige Bueckers, who suffered an ACL tear in the 2022-23 season. 

UConn and Stanford are teams that fans should look out for. Talented players on these teams include Bueckers and Azzi Fudd at UConn, and Cameron Brink at Stanford. 

LSU is the early-season favorite due to their skilled players, coaching staff, and their help in the paint, since several girls on the team stand over six feet tall –  providing a large advantage for the Tigers.

Even though many fans have been predicting that Iowa will win the NCAA Championship, LSU has the advantage and will most likely be back-to-back champions for the 2023-24 season. 

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Sophomore Jules Ott is a first-year Club Member. She can be found competing in track, cross country, and basketball, or hanging out with friends and her dogs. 
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