LSU's Alexis Morris calls out Iowa's 'disrespectful' defense ahead of national championship game
Alexis Morris isn’t afraid to let Iowa know how she feels ahead of the Tigers’ national championship showdown with the Hawkeyes.
Iowa notably did not guard the perimeter against the Gamecocks. The approach worked, as South Carolina went just 4-of-20 from 3-point range in a Final Four loss.
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Ahead of the LSU-Iowa game, Morris called the Iowa defense “disrespectful,” letting the Hawkeyes know it would be unwise to leave her open on the perimeter.
“I watched the game, and I’m watching them guard South Carolina. I don’t think they can guard us that way,” Morris said, per ESPN’s Andrea Adelson. “I don’t think you can just leave me open on the perimeter or leave us open on the perimeter. Me personally, I find it very disrespectful, so I’m going to take that personally going into that game. You’re going to have to guard us. That’s just the competitor in me, and the will to win.”
Morris’ quote grabbed headlines and made the rounds on social media, but fans probably don’t need to worry about any drama on the court. Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark has already said the Hawkeyes will guard LSU differently.
Alexis Morris called Iowa’s defense against South Carolina ‘disrespectful’ ?
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No. 3 seed LSU and No. 2 seed Iowa play for the women’s national championship Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET. The game will air on ABC.