LSU women’s basketball star Angel Reese says Tigers are ‘good villains’

This LSU women’s basketball team can be polarizing. Figures like Kim Mulkey and Angel Reese have their fair share of defenders, but they have their critics too.

Reese acknowledged that after LSU’s Sweet 16 win over UCLA, saying “We’re the good villains.”

“Everybody wants to be LSU. Everybody wants to beat LSU,” Reese said.

Reese is the emotional leader of this team. You can see it in the way LSU plays with its physical and unapologetic style of basketball. Its paid off in big ways with LSU consistently showing up in big moments since Reese arrived at LSU.

Reese fouled out in the win over UCLA, but she made an impact, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds and four steals.

Reese isn’t the only one on this team afraid to show personality. We see it from Flau'Jae Johnson, too, who shared a fun moment with Reese following the win.

LSU won 78-69 after tense second half. The Tigers now await the winner of Iowa and Colorado in the Elite Eight.

Story originally appeared on LSU Tigers Wire