Although TCU probably anticipated playing in the NCAA Tournament at the start of the season, Raegan Pebley’s team isn’t done.
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.
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.
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.
Following a 15-18 campaign that included a 1-6 finish that soured things, UTRGV must replace the prolific scoring guard Nick Dixon, who led the Western Athletic Conference in scoring last season with 20.3 points per game.
If there is a crystal ball with the UT-Rio Grande Valley’s women in it, the characters include a new head coach and a mix of veterans and just two newcomers making up a roster with the goal of putting last season’s 14-win campaign in the past and moving to the future.