Sun Belt Conference Women’s Basketball: Week In Review
Arkansas St. continues to hold on to sole possession of first place, with WKU and Georgia St. lurking in the background, only one game back, after the fourth week of league play in Sun Belt Conference women’s basketball.
Arkansas St., in their only game of the week, rolled to a 77-45 win over in-state rival UALR on Saturday, moving them to 12-7, overall, and 6-1 in Sun Belt Conference play.
The Red Wolves will have to continue to play well to hang on to the top sot however, with five of their next six games coming on the road.
WKU picked-up two road victories last week, defeating ULM, 77-73, and Louisiana, 68-63, to improve to 13-5, overall, and 5-2 in league play.
The Lady Toppers have a key stretch coming up, playing five of their next seven games in Bowling Green, with a road game at Arkansas St.
Georgia St. won two road games last week, defeating Louisiana in overtime, 72-67, on Thursday, and ULM, 77-66, on Saturday, pushing their win streak to four games.
Even more impressive, the Panthers, who are now 9-10, overall, and 5-2 in conference play, won three of those four game on the road.
Georgia St., who was only 4-8 in non-conference game, has put themselves in a nice position in conference play, only one game back, with four of their next five, as well as six of their next eight games scheduled at home.
Texas St. and South Alabama are tied for fourth place, at 4-3 in the league.
The Bobcats who fell on the road to UALR, 77-70,on Wednesday, before defeating Troy at home in overtime, 87-82, on Saturday, is now 7-11 on the year.
Texas St. does have to play three of their next four on the road.
South Alabama snapped a three-game losing losing streak with two wins last week, defeating ULM at home, 72-70, before winning in overtime at UTA, 73-72 on Saturday, improving their season record to 6-11.
The Jaguars have had three two-game winning streaks this year, to account for their six wins.
UALR, who is 9-9, overall, is in sixth place in the conference standings, with a 4-4 league mark, after that 77-45 defeat to Arkansas St. last Saturday, their only game of the week.
The Trojans can make up some ground over the next couple of weeks, with three of their next four coming at home in Little Rock.
Louisiana and ULM are tied for seventh place, at 3-4 in league play, but both are only one game out of fifth place, and two behind the second place teams.
The Cajuns dropped two close home games last week, falling to Georgia St. in overtime, 72-67, last Thursday, before losing to WKU, 68-63, on Saturday, to dip to 10-8 on the season.
Louisiana, who has been without the services of guard Keke Veal over the last five games, now faces the difficult task of having to play three of their next four games on the road.
Troy holds down the ninth spot, with a 2-6 league mark. The Trojans split a pair of road games last week, winning at UT-Arlington, 85-62, before dropping an overtime game to Texas St., 87-82, on Saturday.
Troy is 6-13, overall, but has won two of their last three, with their only loss being that overtime defeat to Texas St.
UT-Arlington is still winless in the league, at 0-7, after dropping two home games last week, 85-62 to Troy, and 72-73 to South Alabama in overtime.
The Mavericks, who are 1-17, overall, have only one game this week, at Georgia St.