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.
Kalani Brown's injury-riddled senior season might've cost her the Big XII Player of the Year accolade, but her 15 point per game and 7 rebounds per game effort, was enough to earn her another First-Team All-Conference selection along with fellow junior teammate Lauren Cox, who was named Defensive Player of the Year, and Texas junior Sug Sutton.
As if Tuesday night’s marquee upset of South Grand Prairie’s 71-60 upset over Duncanville was enough to make headlines, legendary Pantherette head coach Cathy Self-Morgan then announced her resignation Wednesday amidst an investigation of player recruiting.
It’s still the early part of the season which means teams are still sorting out lineups and figuring out which group of players meshes best. You don’t want to get too bogged down with early season results, but in some cases, it’s probably not a bad idea to raise a few red flags – looking at you Texas.
After two decades of missing March Madness, TCU broke through to reach the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team. The Horned Frogs were one-and-done, losing in the first round to Syracuse. The school has made back-to-back NCAAs just once in school history and that is in the early 1950s.
There’s no need to look outside the state of Texas once November rolls around for stellar women’s college basketball.
Again, Pera’s team was gouged by transfers as walk-ons, budding freshmen, and star guard Connor Cashaw took their talents to schools like Wake Forest, Florida State, and Creighton. Still, a more stable circumstance off the court, plus some new additions have given Pera a solid platform to rebuild the foundation of the program compared to year one.
Oklahoma-transfer Nancy Mulkey highlights that excitement. The 6-9 center sat out last year and is poised to make a serious impact, especially on the defensive side of the floor where she averaged nearly two blocks per game as a freshman at OU.