Some on social media were fired up Monday night after LSU did not appear on the court for the National Anthem before their game against Iowa.

While Iowa players held hands while the anthem was played in the arena, LSU players and coaches were absent from the floor, and that is when some on social media expressed their disdain for LSU.

Well, after the game LSU Coach Kim Mulkey was asked why her team was not on the court in Albany, NY when the anthem played and she said that she was unaware of the timing of the anthem to be played.

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Mulkey explained at a certain time in pre-game festivities her team returns to the locker room for final preparations and unfortunately last night that happened while the National Anthem was being played.

Now, some LSU fans did note on social media that it is not uncommon for the Lady Tigers to miss the anthem as they have returned to their locker room throughout the year at the same time prior to each game.

Still, even some of the LSU faithful say that the team should always be out on the court anytime the country's National Anthem is played.

Here's LSU's coach addressing the media after the game as the topic was brought up and brought to her attention.

Iowa did defeat LSU 94-87 to advance to the Women's Basketball Final Four.

Now, take a look at Iowa as the National Anthem was played in the arena before the Elite 8 matchup Monday night.


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