After just barely losing to Baylor 58-55 back on November 15th, the Mustangs have run off six wins in a row, and while it wasn't a murderer's row of opponents, there are still some good wins in there.
Two years ago, UTEP went 17-8 on the season and 13-5 in conference play, with Kevin Baker's team looking like an emerging power in Conference USA.
If you're a reader of the Dave Campbell's cinematic universe, you're probably familiar with Mike Craven's Texas 47 piece over on the football side. If you aren't, then here's the quick gist of it: a tiered ranking of all the programs in the state.
Welcome to the first Stock Up, Stock Down column of the season, a look around the women's college basketball landscape in the state of Texas to see what teams and/or players are trending up and which are trending down.
The 2022-23 women's college basketball season has tipped off. It's a little too early for us to start thinking about trends and all that, so let's do one more preview-y kind of piece instead.
On Monday night, a pair of top-five teams met in Storrs, CT as the Texas Longhorns went on the road to face UConn. UConn prevailed 83-76 in a game that was both closer and not closer than the final score indicates.
There's too much happening for us to talk about it all, but let's take a specific look at five storylines that I'm invested in before this season begins.
The portal has had a huge impact on some of the teams in Texas. There are rosters that will look almost entirely different next year. Sometimes, that's a good thing—but other times, it's definitely a bad sign for the strength of a program.
The 2022 WNBA Draft wasn't super eventful for fans of Texas teams. Just three players from Texas universities were drafted, with all three coming from Baylor.