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.
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.
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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.
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.
Abilene Christian returns four of its top five scorers from a year ago, led by the Three J’s – Jalone Friday, Jaylen Franklin and Jaren Lewis – who combined to average nearly 37 points a game last season.
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.