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Caitlin Clark Vs. Angel Reese (THE REMATCH)

The much anticipated showdown between Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawkeyes and Angel Reese and the LSU Tigers is finally upon us. The current betting odds are Iowa favored by 1.5 points with a line of -110, while LSU is the underdog with a line of +1.5 at -110. The Elite Eight clash on Monday promises to be a riveting rematch of last year's unforgettable national championship game, which saw the Tigers clinch their first-ever national title.In 2023, LSU showcased an awe-inspiring offensive display, trouncing Iowa 102-85. Alexis Morris, LaDazhia Williams, and reserve Jasmine Carson led the charge with a combined 63 points. This stellar performance set a new national championship game record. Moreover, the victory secured Kim Mulkey's fourth national title as a coach, cementing her legacy as the first coach to claim an NCAA championship for multiple programs. Mulkey now stands alongside basketball legends Geno Auriemma and Pat Summit as one of only three coaches with four or more national titles.However, the enduring memory of the game was not the Tigers' dominant performance but a controversial gesture from Angel Reese. In the closing moments of the game, with the outcome beyond doubt, Reese approached Clark, making the "you can't see me" gesture before pointing to her ring finger. While this drew immediate criticism for poor sportsmanship, it is noteworthy that Clark had previously directed the same gesture towards Louisville during the Elite Eight. Adding further intrigue to the upcoming LSU vs. Iowa rematch is the presence of Tigers point guard Hailey Van Lith, who was a member of that Cardinals squad LSU secured their spot in the Elite Eight with a thrilling Sweet 16 victory over the No. 2 seed UCLA. Flau'jae Johnson was the standout performer, registering 24 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks. Reese also made significant contributions, tallying 16 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks, and four steals. Prior to this, the Tigers had dispatched Rice and Middle Tennessee in the opening rounds.On the other hand, Iowa advanced to the Elite Eight after a commanding 89-68 victory over No. 5 seed Colorado, with Caitlin Clark leading the charge with 29 points and 15 assists. Earlier in the tournament, the Hawkeyes had defeated Holy Cross and narrowly escaped an upset bid by West Virginia.What to ExpectThe highly-anticipated LSU vs. Iowa rematch is scheduled for Monday at 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted live on ESPN. With both teams in scintillating form and the added spice of last year's championship game, fans can expect an explosive encounter that promises to be an instant classic in NCAA Women's Tournament history.

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