Kim Mulkey sends FINAL WARNING to Angel Reese and her LSU teammates ahead of Florida game

They’ve been told to improve one area of their game

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The LSU Tigers‘ NCAA women’s basketball coach, Kim Mulkey, has called on her players to improve their defense by remaining cool under pressure

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Mulkey‘s side, featuring the incredibly talented Angel Reese, have lost two straight as they seem to be losing their grip on their chances of defending their title.

Ahead of the game against Florida, she has sensed the mood and has called on the team to get it together otherwise a brief dip in form risks becoming a period of low momentum.

“Getting us a good shot starts with getting the ball up to the floor,” Mulkey said to reporters, when asked how to improve the defense. “And just making the simple passes get open on the wing, and people are pressuring us.

“Learn to deal with it, learn how to handle it, and don’t play faster because someone is pressuring you.”

Florida are no pushovers

Fortunately for them, the team still retain the lead at the top of their conference but with the postseason looming on the horizon, now is not the time to start losing games.

Florida could very easily be a third loss in a row for the LSU. They have averaged 76.3 points per game and have allowed 67.7 points against them on average showing that they’re often in tough contests.

Furthermore, Florida have won 10 of their 17 games when they’re scoring over 62.8 points which is the exact amount of points that the LSU are averaging against this season.

But to be fair, the LSU offense is on fire and has averaged 89.9 points per game whilst the Gators can only muster up 67.87 points. The LSU are also more potent from field goals, averaging 48.3% compared to 39% for the Gators.

So whilst Mulkey’s side are clearly better, the Gators are good enough that a dip in quality can punish the LSU. They will need to be on it to get their season back on track.

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