LSU's Angel Reese has missed the last four games, and there's uncertainty about her return.
Despite Reese's absence, No. 7 LSU secured a 76-73 win against Virginia in the Cayman Islands Classic.
Aneesah Morrow played a crucial role, scoring 37 points and grabbing 16 rebounds in her second consecutive double-double.
Coach Kim Mulkey expressed pride in the team's performance, emphasizing the challenges of adjusting positions but commending their perseverance.
Morrow had an outstanding performance in the previous game with 28 points and 10 rebounds, showcasing her consistency.
Hailey Van Lith contributed with 12 points, contributing to LSU's overall success in the game.
The Tigers faced a challenge from the unranked Cavaliers but managed to secure the win in a closely contested match.
LSU's victory was sealed with an 11-3 run in the fourth quarter, with Morrow playing a key role.
Despite the loss, Virginia's Paris Clark scored 19 points, and Sam Brunelle made 15 points with five 3-pointers.
Coach Mulkey highlighted the significance of the win, not just in pursuing championships but in the team's ability to overcome challenges and perform against a solid Virginia team.