Wednesday, October 30, 2013

LSC Basketball Preseason Polls Released


Tarleton State is favored by a meager three points in the 2013-14 Lone Star Conference men's basketball preseason poll announced Wednesday.

      The league's preseason polls reflect the opinions of LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus various media representatives from throughout the region.

      TSU edged Midwestern State for the top spot with nine first-place votes for 166 total points.  MSU was second with 163 points including 12 first-place nods.  The Mustangs won last year's championship with a 14-4 league mark, while the Texans won the tournament title.

      Cameron was third with 124 points and two top votes, West Texas A&M fourth (118), and Texas A&M- Kingsville fifth (82).  Eastern New Mexico (63), Angelo State (59), and Texas A&M-Commerce (53) rounded out the poll.



      Additionally, CU's Craig Foster was named Preseason Player of the Year.  Foster was the top choice on 12 of the 23 ballots cast.  TSU's Chuck Guy received nine votes, while two others split the remaining votes.

      Foster, a senior from Lawton, Okla., was an All-American selection by the NABC and the LSC Player of the Year after leading the Aggies to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. He also led CU in scoring (16.6) and assists (5.7).

      The LSC has eight teams set for this season and if the preseason poll is any indication the league race should be as close as ever.  The season begins November 8 with LSC teams playing a double round robin league schedule, in which each team plays a home and away contest against each of the other teams to determine the LSC champion.

      The LSC champion will be the regular season winner determined by league games, while the postseason tournament winner is designated as LSC Tournament Champion and earns the conference's automatic qualification.  The top eight teams in the final conference standings qualify for the postseason tournament set for March 5-8 in Allen, Texas.

MEN'S BASKETBALL 1st TOTAL
1  Tarleton State 9 166
Midwestern State 12 163
3 Cameron 2 124
4 West Texas A&M 118
5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 82
6 Eastern New Mexico  63
7 Angelo State  59
8 Texas A&M-Commerce 53










Midwestern State is the top choice to defend its Lone Star Conference title, according to the 2013-14 LSC preseason women's basketball poll announced Wednesday.

      The league's preseason polls reflect the opinions of LSC head coaches and sports information directors, plus various media representatives from throughout the region.

      MSU shared the LSC Championship with Abilene Christian and won the tournament title last season.  The Mustangs earned first-place votes on 20 of the 25 ballots for a total of 218 points.

      West Texas A&M finished second with one first-place nod and 190 points to edge Tarleton State.  The TexAnns were third with 188 points and three top votes.

      Angelo State was picked fourth (127), Texas A&M-Commerce fifth (126 and one first-place vote), and Texas Woman's sixth (84).  Cameron (75), Eastern New Mexico (69), and Texas A&M-Kingsville (48) rounded out the poll.


      In addition, TSU's Kiara Wright was honored as Preseason Player of the Year.  Wright was the top choice on 18 of the 25 ballots cast.  MSU's Andrea Carter received four votes, while two others collected the remaining votes.

      Wright led the TexAnns to their fourth straight NCAA regional tournament and the 10th straight Lone Star Conference tournament.  She led the nation in rebounding with 14.0 boards per game, was second in the nation in field goal percentage (.608) and 21st in scoring (18.6).  In addition to the All-American status, Wright also earned Regional Player of the Year and LSC Player of the Year honors as well as first-team all-region and all-conference and LSC Co-Defensive Player of the Year recognition.

      The LSC has nine teams set for this season and the competition should be as close as ever.  The season begins November 8 with LSC teams playing a double round robin league schedule, in which each team plays a home and away contest against each of the other teams to determine the LSC champion.

      The LSC champion will be the regular season winner determined by league games, while the postseason tournament winner is designated as LSC Tournament Champion and earns the conference's automatic qualification.  The top eight teams in the final conference standings qualify for the postseason tournament set for March 5-8 in Allen, Texas.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL 1st TOTAL
1  Midwestern State 20 218
West Texas A&M 1 190
3 Tarleton State  3 188
4 Angelo State  127
5 Texas A&M-Commerce 1 126
6 Texas Woman's 84
7 Cameron 75
8 Eastern New Mexico  69
9 Texas A&M-Kingsville 48


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