Women’s Basketball Picked Ninth in Preseason Poll

Women’s Basketball Picked Ninth in Preseason Poll

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Shane Meling
Texas A&M-Kingsville
Sports Information Director

October 26, 2011

RICHARDSON, TEXAS – The Lone Star Conference revealed its 2011-12 Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll on Wednesday via video at www.lonestarconference.org

Texas A&M-Kingsville was picked ninth in the poll with 73 points. The Javelinas open their season on November 11 against Southeastern Oklahoma in Austin, TX. The first home game is November 17 at 7 p.m. against UT-Permian Basin.

Defending LSC South Division champion Tarleton State was picked first in the poll with 328 points and 23 first place votes. They were followed by West Texas A&M (289 points, 4 first place votes), Texas Woman’s (247), Angelo State (245, 2), Abilene Christian (241, 2), Midwestern State (165), Cameron (162), Incarnate Word (157), A&M-Kingsville (73), A&M-Commerce (71) and Eastern New Mexico (68).

The LSC has 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams set to play this season, and the league competition should be as tight as ever. Each team is playing a double round-robin conference schedule with 18 conference games for the men’s teams and 20 on the women’s side. The 2011-12 season begins November 11.

This season features an exciting change of venue for the LSC Basketball Championship with games taking place at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas. The $52.6 million state-of-the-art facility, which opened in November 2009, is city owned with approximately 8,000 seats in the basketball configuration plus 24 luxury suites.