Angel Reese didn’t get involved in Sunday’s scuffle that resulted in multiple ejections for both South Carolina and LSU. But she’s doubled down in the aftermath.

A total of six players were ejected, before the Gamecocks went on to win the SEC title by a final score of 79-72. The LSU star later took to social media to explain why she walked away.

“As a person at my STATUS, sometimes you have to walk away from certain situations. Mind you the play before that I had rolled my ankle AGAIN and was already walking to the bench. I ALWAYS ride for mine. I’m super proud of this team & super excited for march,” Reese wrote.

But during the postgame press conference, she also said that the Tigers aren’t afraid of the Gamecocks despite being shorthanded.

“We’re not going to make that an excuse,” she said of the idea that they were “beaten and banged up.”

“We’re not scared of South Carolina. And Imma repeat that: we’re not scared of South Carolina. And a lot of people are scared of them, and we came in and battled to the end. Of course, we came up short but we’ll see them again.”

She went on to shout out her teammates for stepping up in big moments, citing Janae Kent and Aalyah Del Rosario coming off the bench and “doing big things for us.” She also cited SEC freshman of the year Mikaylah Williams stepping up despite some frustrations.

“Being able to be proud of this team, I’m not going to give them [South Carolina] all the credit because I know how hard we played,” she said.

South Carolina celebrates with the trophy and teammates after their win against LSU in an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference women's tournament final Sunday, March 10, 2024, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

“We played hard, we played tough, we did whatever it took to win and sadly we came up short but I’m happy where we are right now and anybody seeing us moving forward should be scared.”

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