There’s no question that LSU star forward Angel Reese put the cherry on top of the Tiger’s national championship win over Iowa on Sunday. The Tigers defeated Iowa 102-85 in the women’s national championship, breaking a record for most points scored in a national championship game.
Reese didn’t only help the Tigers break some records on Sunday, but the hearts of some Iowa fans. In the closing moments of the game, Reese mocked the infamous ‘you can’t see me’ celebration originated by WWE wrestler John Cena and revitalized by Iowa guard Caitlin Clark in their Elite Eight matchup during the tournament.
After pointing towards her finger to signify the Tiger’s future championship ring, Reese did Clark’s celebration directly in her face in a truly savage moment that can be seen below.
Reese not only won her ring and bragging rights but her 15 points and 10 rebounds set a women’s Division 1 record achieving her 34th double-double of the season. She also won the NCAA Women’s Tournament MVP award, averaging 23.3 points, 15.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game throughout the tournament on her way to the Tiger’s securing their first national title in school history.
It may be the first title for the Tigers, but not for head coach Kim Mulkey. Mulkey became LSU’s head coach in 2021 following a decorated career as Baylor‘s head basketball coach. And in just two seasons at the helm, she’s led the Tigers to a national championship win, marking the fourth of her own career following championship wins with the Bears.
The win marked a new era in LSU women’s hoops that already had so many greats come through and Reese coronated that victory with some epic trash talk to her rival.
WATCH: Caitlin Clark shows out in Elite Eight with John Cena celebration during huge performance
Iowa star Caitlin Clark had a huge game against Louisville in the Elite Eight, and showed off for the crowd with a “John Cena” celebration. The Hawkeyes were cruising through the first three quarters, and Clark led the way with 33 points before the fourth quarter even started.
After nailing one of her seven three-point makes in the first three quarters of play, Clark was caught by the broadcast camera waving her hand in front of her face like the famous wrestler — a reference to his signature taunt of “You Can’t See Me.”