Last year, this team finished 6-13 overall and 4-7 in conference play. After winning the conference in the 2019-20 season with a senior-laden team, the Islanders were expected to be rebuilding for at least a couple of seasons.
Welcome back to another week of Stock Up, Stock Down, where we survey the women's college basketball landscape in Texas to see which teams/players are on the way up and which are struggling.
That Texas A&M lost to No. 7 Tennessee shouldn't be surprising. The Volunteers are one of the country's best teams. The game was in Knoxville. The Aggies probably should have lost.
Baylor lost to Kansas State this week, something that never happens. And when I say never, I'm only slightly exaggerating.
While Thursday's win ended the losing streak for the Bobcats, it doesn't necessarily signal that Texas State has fixed the issues that led to the losing streak.
We're not quite at the midpoint of the season, but we are at the holiday break, which gives us a good chance to sit back and reflect on the season. Let's take a look at the biggest surprises this season.
Maybe this team isn't the best mid-major team in the country, but it's still a really talented team. And if things break right, SFA is still a threat to win a couple of postseason games. The path there just hasn't been super smooth so far.
After a disappointing 3-5 start, Houston has run off four wins in a row, beating Jacksonville State, Louisiana, Florida State and Texas A&M Corpus
This week's big news: the Horned Frogs beat the Aggies! We'll save talking about the A&M side of that for another time, but you can bet we're going to be discussing Lauren Heard.