Before Wednesday, the Red Raiders' (15-2, 4-1) lone loss of the season was a respectable one to then No.2 ranked Duke in New York. But Wednesday's midweek loss to Iowa State won't sit as well with the Texas Tech faithful.
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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.
Part of me wanted to include Texas' recent losses to Radford and VCU after notching a big win over North Carolina in this, but I feel like the Longhorns are the topic of conversation too much and it's best just to let the ebbs and flows go for the next few weeks, or at least until Big XII play starts.
In between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the thick of tournament season such as the Katy ISD tournament down in the Houston area, the Georgetown Jack Frost Tournament in Central Texas and the Arlington Classic in the DFW going on right now.
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.
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.
There’s no need to look outside the state of Texas once November rolls around for stellar women’s college basketball.
For Beard, a chance to return to Texas — a state he’s spent a majority of his life in — was a no-brainer. He also had a few extra-special reasons: his daughters Avery, Ella and Margo.