Angel Reese Says She and Kim Mulkey ‘Have Similar Personalities’ After Holding Enraged Coach Back from Referee

The LSU Tigers defeated Northwestern State mightily in a 81-36 victory on Sunday

LSU star Angel Reese and head coach Kim Mulkey will do what it takes to win at the highest level.

Mulkey, 61, was ejected by game officials during LSU’s 81-36 victory over Northwestern State on Sunday, just before the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

The Tigers head coach became enraged over an offensive foul called on LSU’s Aneesah Morrow that was called when her team held a nearly-40 point lead over Northwestern.

The LSU star added, “And of course she’s going to fight for us, and we all fight for her, so that moment was fun, and we knew she had our back and we had her back.”

Reese and Mulkey recently made headlines after Reese was inexplicably absent from the team for a stretch of games.

As Mulkey demanded answers from referees, Reese, 21, held her coach back from causing more of a scene on the court.

During the team’s postgame media availability on Sunday, Reese said it “was fine” that she had to hold Mulkey back, and explained that she and her coach share similar expectations when it comes to winning.

“Me and coach Mulkey have similar personalities, and we really like to win no matter the score,” Reese told reporters.

Reese didn’t play in LSU’s pummeling 59-point victory over Texas Southern on Nov. 20, but Mulkey delivered a puzzling response to a question about what’s keeping her from playing with the team.

“You always have to deal with locker room issues,” Mulkey said at the time.

“That’s just part of coaching,” she continued. “In 40 years, I can never think of a time where I didn’t have to deal with issues. That’s what coaches do.”