Big conference game coming up this Saturday. 2pm at the Trojan Arena.
Quoting Coach Rigby
On the overall outcome of the game
"It was a great night in Trojan Arena. We had a great crowd here, a great sixth man with our fans. It was an electric atmosphere, the players came out to play, the coaches were on point. We held multi Sun Belt Player of the Week [Marie Benson] to just four points and it was just a great game plan. The players showed a lot if maturity. There isn't a way you're going to play a team like Texas-Arlington and not have them make runs but we got the game in control and weathered their runs. They came storming back but were not able to score in their traditional ways."
On the stout defense
"The defense was huge. It helps to have Kate Rodgers in the middle. To me she's the best defensive player in the Sun Belt Conference that I have seen. She does her job every night and allows us to do extra things because she is holding it down in the lane against the other team's best post player night in and night out."
These ladies are playing serious basketball right now. What stinks is both times we made the tourney we get a #1 seed..but hey March madness anything can happen.
Last year we started out 16-3, and then stumbled afterward to a 6-6 record. Hopefully they can avoid that this time around.
This is a very good team that can do something amazing by the team this season is over.
Sun Belt was super deep last year, and some injuries hurt down the stretch. Sun Belt isn’t quite as deep this year but still better than years past. I think this group learned from the fizzle and will be a force to be reckoned with in the postseason.