TCU’s snub from the NCAA Tournament was somewhat eyebrow raising, but not necessarily a shock.
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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.
MBB All-Conference Awards: Robinson, Culver nab Player of the Year and Beard, Ogden named Coach of the Year
At the beginning of the year, Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver had a big weight on his shoulder taking up the scoring load for the departed Zhaire Smith.
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.
Following Thursday night’s 62-48 win over West Virginia in the team’s Big XII opener, the Horned Frogs’ record pushed to 11-1 making it their best-ever start. The team’s current eight-game win streak is currently the second-longest.
It’s the first full weekend of college basketball and there have already been some…uh let’s say, eye-opening results from the first few nights.
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.
Texas State may not have the senior core it had a year ago, but it certainly has talent. Whether that talent can manifest itself into another run at the championship is the big question. Having the Sun Belt’s best shooter returning for her senior season helps.
Texas State has grown accustomed to cycling in new talent each year without much drop-off during Kaspar’s tenure with transfers and graduation. Seven of the Bobcats’ 10 players who received ample playing time last year return.