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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | The women's selection show was last night and the Lady Raiders received the #7 seed and will host South Florida on Saturday at 5:30 pm at the United Spirit Arena on ESPN2 (official site). The other teams that will play are California and Fresno St. and is the earlier game (official site). Congrats to the Lady Raiders! The LAJ and DT have articles and this is from the LAJ and is head coach Kristy Curry:
"I’m excited where we did land, and I’m excited to be at home," said Curry, whose team will play at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in United Spirit Arena against the Bulls. "This time of year it’s not so much about seeding sometimes. When you look across the parity, what does one or two spots give you, at that? I’m just excited."
BASEBALL | Congrats to Jonny Drozd for being named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (official site)! The LAJ's George Watson has an article about the confidence the team found this weekend after taking the Longhorns. Here's starter Trey Masek:
"We’re still evolving as a team and trying to find our identity, and I think we did that this weekend," pitcher Trey Masek said. "(Tadlock) is respectful to people but we’re not going to back down from anyone. We try to stay on our guys and have that ‘us against the world’ mentality. We like to play with a chip on our shoulders and I like that about our team."
MEN'S BASKETBALL | LAJ's Nick Kosmider has an update on the coaching search as apparently AD Kirby Hocutt is going to interview at least two other candidates in addition to Chris Walker:
Names like former Nebraska coach Doc Saddler, Baylor assistant and former Abilene Christian coach Grant McCasland, Louisiana Tech coach Michael White and even New Mexico coach Steve Alford have surfaced in recent days, but it isn't immediately clear whether any of those coaches were among those Hocutt was expected to interview this week.
I would be very excited about Alford.
FOOTBALL | Not a lot of football out there today. SB Nation has a 68-team style bracket and yes, Texas Tech did make the cut.