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LSU’s Aneesah Morrow after Tigers advance to Sweet 16: ‘We’ve got to have coach Mulkey’s back’

LSU’s women’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 on Sunday afternoon in back-to-back years for the first time since 2013-14 with an 83-56 win over Middle Tennessee.

The run to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament for the Tigers comes in the wake of some possible impending controversy off the court, as news leaked earlier this week that The Washington Post is working on an investigative report about coach Kim Mulkey and the LSU program.

Mulkey addressed the report on Saturday in fiery terms, and while some players like Angel Reese said after Sunday’s game that they were not aware of the situation, forward Aneesah Morrow said that she had heard about it.

“Coach Mulkey’s had our back all year, so we’ve got to have Coach Mulkey’s back,” she said, per ESPN. “We’ve got to play hard and for one another — and that’s as simple as it is.”

LSU will move on to face either UCLA or Creighton, which face off in the second round on Monday night, in the Sweet 16 on Saturday in Albany, New York.

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