Hailey Van Lith’s decision to transfer from Louisville to LSU this past summer sent shockwaves throughout women’s college basketball.
Not only did the Tigers literally just win an NCAA Tournament Championship, but they were already returning a stacked roster. Angel Reese alone is arguably the best talent in the sport.
Adding Van Lith on top of that almost seemed unfair.
Unfortunately for LSU, games aren’t won on paper. The defending champs got absolutely humiliated in their season opener this week, falling to Colorado 92-78.
To add insult to injury, prior to the outing taking place, Van Lith sent out a pretty cocky message on social media.
— Arielle (Ari) Chambers (@ariivory) November 6, 2023
To say that the Buffaloes made her eat her words would be an understatement. And fans made sure she was called out for it accordingly.
Y’all need to beat Colorado first… what a JOKE of a #1 team.
— Mikala Kieling (@mkieling_21) November 7, 2023
Chile did not age well humble thyself in 54321 Bam
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 girl bye
— nunya (@julius39424) November 7, 2023
Looks like she got smoked or did some smoking before the game, lmao 🤣 them loud mouths her n Reese got there’s alright, the only team to lose the first game after winning a natty . Monica McNutt, shaq, Steven A all look s…..d after lsu loss.
— open minded (@JeremyYbar37574) November 8, 2023
Making matters worse, fans noticed something odd on Van Lith’s lip in the aftermath.
Somebody call blistex for an NIL deal. Immediately!
— Basketball Junkie (@BasketballJunk0) November 7, 2023
— Kevin J Morgan (@KevinJMorgan) November 8, 2023
Maybe the hecticness of the offseason threw her concentration off? Time will tell.
Nebraska Star Jess Gardner’s Wild Bathroom Photo Sets Internet Ablaze: https://t.co/eziGtlAdDo
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 7, 2023
Either way, the college basketball season is an extremely long one.
There is more than enough time for the Tigers to regain their footing.
Will Van Lith be able to guide LSU to another championship and win fans over in the process? An answer one way or the other will emerge this season.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.