Texas A&M University- Kingsville (26-9, 14-6 LSC) will be heading to San Angelo to take on the San Angelo State Rams (31-3, 18-2 LSC) on Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
This will be the first game in the regional tournament for the Hogs, who are looking forward for redemption against a tough opponent they lost twice to in the regular season.
The Javelinas look to keep doing what they’ve been doing all season, namely having good ball movement and answering when needed.
“I’m so happy we’re going to play Angelo,” said Senior Ashley Bukowski about the tourney.
They’re a tough opponent and I like playing [games where] we’re considered underdogs because when we pull off a win it’s a sweeter taste. To be the best, you have to beat the best.”
The Hogs are looking for a big game from Bukowski as she is a key player, performing well in the regular season.
Coach Tanya Allen wants her team to stay confident and play the defense they’re capable of playing.
“The girls have been practicing hard every day and know the opponent we are facing is tough, but I think that’s what’s been the spark during practice,” said Coach Allen on preparation.
“Everyone is hustling and communicating well, so I think they’re more than ready to play.”
This is the first time the Hogs will be competing in the NCAA Division II South Central Regionals. The team is the No. 8 seed.
“This team has done some amazing things this year, we have the most wins in school history and we are going to the postseason for the first time, too,” said power player Junior Krystal Faison about clinching a postseason berth.
“To be a part of this program feels amazing and I’m so proud to be able to accomplish all these things with this group of girls.”
The Hoggies will look to continue to make history on the heels of their best season in Javelina Nation history.
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