Sun Belt Conference Women’s Basketball Review (Feb. 1)
The Arkansas St. Red Wolves, following two more home wins last week, remain the only unbeaten Sun Belt Conference women’s basketball team, in terms of league games.
Arkansas St. defeated Georgia St., 75-54, last Thursday, before downing Georgia Southern on Saturday, 77-54, to improve their current win streak to ten games, including wins in 12 of their last 13, and are now 16-3, overall, and 10-0 in league play.
Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns, following a split of home games last week against Texas St. and UT-Arlington, are in sole possession of second place.
Louisiana fell to Texas St. on Thursday night, 46-42, their first home setback of the year, before downing UT-Arlington, 56-53, on Saturday.
The Cajuns, who have won five of their last six, are now 15-4, overall, and 8-2 in league play, two games behind Arkansas St.
Little Rock, who picked-up two home wins last week, defeating Georgia Southern, 69-36, on Thursday, before downing Georgia St. on Saturday, 59-32, to improve to 8-11, overall, and 6-4 in league play, vaulted into third place in the league standings.
Texas St., with a road win over Louisiana (46-42), followed by a road loss to ULM (63-59), is now 10-9, overall, and 5-4 in conference play, good enough for a fourth place.
Troy, who lost their only game last week, a 96-81 road setback to Appalachian St. on Thursday, fell into a fifth place tie with South Alabama, who won their only game last week, a 71-55 triumph over Appalachian St. on Saturday, both with identical 5-5 league marks. Overall, the Trojans are 10-9, while the Jaguars are 9-10.
UT-Arlington, who split a pair of road game last week, a 60-50 win over ULM on Thursday, before losing to Louisiana on Saturday, 80-70, are now 8-11 overall, and 3-6 in league play, good enough for seventh place.
Georgia St., Appalachian St. ULM and Georgia Southern are all tied for 8th place, with identical 3-7 conference marks.
Georgia St. who is 8-11, lost to both Arkansas St. (75-54) and Little Rock last week (59-32), while Georgia Southern, who is 6-13, overall, also fell twice, losing to both Little Rock (69-36) and Arkansas St (77-54).
Appalachian St. and ULM were two of those four teams who were able to record a win last week, with Appalachian St. defeating Troy on Thursday, 96-81, before falling to South Alabama on Saturday, 71-55, to move to 6-13 on the season, while ULM lost, 60-50, to UT-Arlington on Thursday, before defeating Texas St., 63-59, on Saturday, to move to 9-10.
View the updated league standings here.