The LSU Tigers and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Sunday in the women’s college basketball National Championship at the American Airlines Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The LSU Tigers are averaging 81.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 56.7 points on 35.4 percent shooting. Angel Reese is averaging 23.2 points and 15.7 rebounds, while Alexis Morris is averaging 14.9 points and 2.9 rebounds. Flau’jae Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and LaDazhia Williams is grabbing 6 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 26.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 87.6 points on 51.1 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Caitlin Clark is averaging 27.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, while Monika Czinano is averaging 17.2 points and 6.6 rebounds. McKenna Warnock is the third double-digit scorer and Kate Martin is dishing 3.6 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game.
The LSU Tigers will have their chances because of their size and the fact Angel Reese is on the court. However, Iowa has been rolling offensively all year and just beat South Carolina in a game it was in control of from the start. We can't ignore that LSU was down big in that fourth quarter before the Hokies threw up on themselves. Also, I'm not betting against Caitlin Clark. I'll lay the bucket with Iowa.