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Angel Reese calls for ‘normalizing’ trash talk after LSU win

Angel Reese has a double-double in every game this season for LSU. (Bransen Phillips/LSU Athletics)

Angel Reese took to Twitter following undefeated LSU’s 79-76 victory over Arkansas on Thursday to explain a technical foul she was assessed with five minutes left in the third quarter.

Razorbacks guard Samara Spencer drove to the hoop, where Reese was waiting. The Tigers sophomore held her shoe in one hand, as it had fallen off earlier in the possession, but she still managed to block Spencer’s shot attempt with her other hand.

As the ball soared out of bounds, Reese stood over Spencer and said something to the guard, which earned her a technical.

But Reese, who finished with 30 points and 19 rebounds, has no plans to change. Instead, she wants to change the game — and the way it’s officiated.

If it was a boy y’all wouldn’t be saying nun at all,” her tweet read. “Let’s normalize women showing passion for the game instead of it being ‘embarrassing.’”

Reese also cited her hometown, Baltimore, in the post, saying trash talk was just part of the game when she was growing up.

The LSU forward, who transferred from Maryland prior to this season, is making a difference for the No. 3 Tigers (19-0).

She leads the team with 24.2 points and 15.6 rebounds per game, which puts her in the top five in the country in both categories. She has recorded 19 double-doubles in 19 games so far this season, which makes her the only player in the country to have a double-double in every game played.

With her latest double-double against Arkansas, she tied WNBA legend Sylvia Fowles’ LSU program record for the most consecutive double-doubles.