The women's college basketball coaching carousel is almost over in the state of Texas, as three of the four Division I job openings are filled, with the lone exception being A&M Commerce, which was a late entry into the job market after head coach Jason Burton left for the UNT job.
Prior to this year, the last time the state of Texas didn't have a Sweet 16 team was 2007. Before that, it was 1998. This was, by all accounts, a down year in the state.
While the state won't be hoisting the trophy in a couple of weeks, it's possible that a former Texas high school star will. Below are the five best Texas high school players left in the tournament.
It's a shame the NCAA Tournament won't have much Lone Star flavor this year in particular since the Final Four is happening in Dallas. But Texas in particular is a team that's built to win in March, with its emphasis on defense, so don't count out a Longhorns appearance in Dallas in a few weeks.
Ahead of the tournament, let's take stock of where all the Texas Big 12 schools are at and what their chances of getting an NCAA bid are.
Let's take a look around all the conferences with Texas teams and see what we can expect over the next week.