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Virginia Tech players shade teammate Ashley Owusu after Final Four loss

Virginia Tech Hokies players react to a play against the Louisiana State Tigers during the semifinals of the NCAA Womens Basketball Tournament Final Four at American Airlines Center on March 31, 2023 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Grace Bradley/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

The dramatics from the NCAA semifinal spilled over onto Twitter following Virginia Tech’s 79-72 loss to LSU.

After one user tweeted that “Ashley Owusu isn’t on the bench anymore” and questioned it, Virginia Tech’s Kayana Traylor tweeted back: “hmm idk check the lsu bench.”

The tweet was retweeted by Cayla King, Taylor Soule and star player Elizabeth Kitley, while Georgia Amoore liked the tweet as well. But Owusu’s father, Emmanuel, had words back.

“Maybe you should [tell] the truth about how he hasn’t spoken to several kids in the team for months,” he wrote. “How about the special group chat the coach has with 7 of the kids.”

And Owusu’s former Maryland teammate, Angel Reese, who played against Tech as a star for LSU, tweeted “FREE MY DAWG @Ashleyyowusu15.”

To which King replied, “She’s been free.”

It’s unknown what has caused the rift between the teammates, although Owusu has not played for Virginia Tech since February. And while there was a lot that hadn’t been seen before on the court in last night’s games, Los Angeles Sparks’ guard Lexie Brown summed up the drama best: