LSU coach Kim Mulkey faces a challenging matchup against Virginia Tech, whom LSU defeated in last year's Final Four.
Mulkey is nearing her 700th career coaching win, on pace to be the fastest coach in NCAA history to achieve the milestone.
Mulkey has faced media questions about Angel Reese's recent 4-game suspension now being lifted.
Mulkey said on Wednesday she feels "blessed" to have coached great players over her career.
She said she is grateful to have gotten into coaching, despite the highs and lows.
She joked dealing with the media is the less enjoyable part of her "wonderful" profession.
Mulkey said she is waiting for the media attention to move past the Reese drama, as the team already has.
She said the team moved on after the suspension when it first happened.
Mulkey said watching her players pick each other up and play basketball has been enjoyable.
She conveyed the Reese questions have become aggravating as the team is past the issue and drama surrounding it.