West Texas A&M will return to the Elite 8 this season and the Buffs proved they will be a tough out on Tuesday night after defeating St. Edward’s 89-70 in the NCAA DII South Central Regional final.
The first half Tuesday night at the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock, Texas was full of momentum swings.
Although TCU probably anticipated playing in the NCAA Tournament at the start of the season, Raegan Pebley’s team isn’t done.
One thing wasn’t a surprise on Selection Monday and that was Baylor nabbing the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 overall seed in the Greensboro Region against No. 16 Abilene Christian Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Waco, Texas.
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The big story from Selection Sunday from a statewide perspective was perhaps more about who got left out (TCU) as opposed to who got in to the field of 64.
TCU’s snub from the NCAA Tournament was somewhat eyebrow raising, but not necessarily a shock.
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St. Edward’s started the game smoking hot from beyond the 3-point arc to build a huge first half lead on its way to a 93-80 win over Lubbock Christian in the NCAA DII South Central Regional semifinal.
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To say the Angelo State Rambelles faced long odds in tonight’s NCAA DII South Central Regional semifinal would be a massive understatement. West Texas A&M was hosting the regional and had an amazing crowd of 2,346 in attendance and the Lady Buffs had been to the South Central Regional Finals each of the last five seasons.
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The Westminster (UT) women’s basketball team made its first appearance in the NCAA DII national tournament in program history on Friday afternoon. It was also the first season the Griffins were eligible for DII postseason play.