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Kim Mulkey holds news conference on upcoming LSU women’s basketball season

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 5:48 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 28, 2021 at 12:39 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU head women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey held a news conference Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) two days before the Lady Tigers’ first exhibition game.

Mulkey, a native of Tangipahoa Parish, La., has brought much anticipation to the upcoming women’s basketball season after being hired in April.

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The Lady Tigers finished the 2020-2021 season 9-13 overall and eighth in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in Niki Fargas’ final year as head coach.

Mulkey, who had coached at Baylor to three national championships, finished her final season at Baylor 28-3 overall and first in the Big 12 conference.

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Two players, center Hannah Gusters and guard Moon Ursin, transferred from Baylor to LSU in the two months after Mulkey’s hiring.

The Lady Tigers will play a pair of exhibition games in the PMAC on Saturday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 4 against Langston and Loyola (N.O.).

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LSU will open the 2021-2022 at home against Nicholls on Nov. 9. SEC play for the Lady Tigers begins on Dec. 30 at Georgia.

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