LSU’s Kim Mulkey addresses fight in SEC championship against South Carolina

The LSU women’s basketball team fell short against South Carolina once again on Sunday, losing 79-72 in the SEC Tournament championship to the unbeaten Gamecocks.

However, the result was largely overshadowed by a fight that broke out in the fourth quarter. It started with an intentional foul from Flau'Jae Johnson that led to some physicality, and South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso ultimately leveled Johnson, triggering a bench-clearing brawl.

Johnson’s brother joined the fray from the stands and was reportedly arrested, while several players on both teams were ejected including Cardoso, who will be suspended for USC’s NCAA Tournament opener for fighting.

After the game, Kim Mulkey addressed the brawl.

“No one wants to see that ugliness. But I can tell you this — I wish she would have pushed Angel Reese,” Mulkey said. “You’re 6-foot-8. Don’t push somebody that little. That was uncalled for in my opinion.”

We’ll have to wait and see if any action is taken by the league, but it was a black eye on what was an otherwise epic matchup between two of the best teams in the nation.

LSU will now await its NCAA Tournament fate next Sunday. It is a projected No. 2 seed.

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