Angel Reese, star player for LSU basketball, hasn't played in the last four games since the first half against Kent State on Nov. 14.
Coach Kim Mulkey hasn't provided many details about Reese's absence, leading to speculation and questions about her whereabouts.
Drama unfolded on social media after the Kent State game, involving a dispute between the mothers of Reese and another player.
On Nov. 17, Reese was absent from the bench against Southeastern Louisiana, with Mulkey offering no explanation for her absence.
Reese broke her silence on Nov. 19, urging people not to believe everything they read.
On Nov. 20, LSU won a game against Texas Southern without Reese, and Mulkey hinted at "locker room issues" without divulging specifics.
Mulkey emphasized throughout that her silence is to protect her players, comparing it to disciplining one's own children in a family.
Kateri Poole, another player, also missed games during Reese's absence.
On Nov. 24, Reese and Poole did not travel with the team to the Cayman Islands Classic.
Mulkey reiterated the hope for Reese's swift return after the team's win on Friday, maintaining the emphasis on protecting her players.