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It's Senior Day at Moody Coliseum for Madi Miller and Maleeah Langstaff (shown) as the Wildcats host SFA. Courtesy ACU Athletics.

WBB: Texas Teams at Home to End Busy Week Six

After the winter weather Wednesday, which caused wholesale schedule changes, we’ve got a full slate of games to close out Saturday of week six.

Highlighting the slate are Stephen F. Austin making the trip to Abilene Christian as Madi Miller and Maleeah Langstaff are celebrated on Senior Day and Grand Canyon making one last trip to Las Cruces in an elimination game for the regular season title.

Let’s get to the Saturday preview.

Utah Tech at UT Arlington – 1 p.m. CT

After a tough loss in Edinburg, the Trailblazers look to split a Texas road trip to get back in the win column. The Trailblazers have lost two straight WAC games. But, the last time Utah Tech was in Texas for a pair of games, they earned a split. Can JD Gustin’s squad do it again?

Meanwhile, UT Arlington looks for their fourth win of the conference campaign in their lone outing of week six. Their Thursday game against Southern Utah was rescheduled for Monday.

Stephen F. Austin at Abilene Christian – 1 p.m. CT

After a rare home loss, the Ladyjacks stay in Texas and visit Moody Coliseum. In last year’s game at the Teague Center, Abilene Christian team pushed the Ladyjacks to the limit on New Year’s Eve.

It’s Senior Day for Madi Miller and Maleeah Langstaff and I’m sure the Wildcats will be fired up to send their seniors out with a win against their rivals from the Southland Conference days.

Trailing Southern Utah by two games, the Ladyjacks are almost in a must-win position to keep their regular season championship hopes alive.

Southern Utah at UTRGV – 2 p.m. CT

With their Thursday contest postponed, league-leading Southern Utah got a couple of extra days off and will have a full week between games when they take the floor in Edinburg.

On Thursday night, the Vaqueros ended a five-game losing streak by defeating Utah Tech in a nail-biter. During the course of that five-game losing streak, UTRGV lost by a combined 34 points.

Last year’s version of the Vaqueros with Sara Bershers and Taylor Muff ended Stephen F. Austin’s undefeated regular season campaign in Nacogdoches. Can they do the same to Southern Utah a year later in Edinburg?

Utah Valley at Tarleton – 2 p.m. CT

As compelling as our race for the regular season championship might be, there’s an equally compelling race for that final spot in the field at WAC Vegas. Both the Wolverines and Texans start the day with one win and someone is going to get a second. Can the Texans defend home floor in Stephenville, where they are 6-3 so far this year or will the Wolverines get a big road win?

Sam Houston at California Baptist – 3 p.m. CT

After Thursday’s loss to New Mexico State, the Lancers definitely need a win to keep their regular season championship hopes alive.

Last year in Huntsville, the Bearkats got a win in Ravon Justice’s first game back from a lengthy leave of absence? Can they get a second straight regular season win over the Lancers or will California Baptist bounce back heading into another Texas two-step next week?

Grand Canyon at New Mexico State – 6 p.m. CT

The final game of week six is going to be a defensive struggle. We all know about the defensive-minded approach that Molly Miller has brought to the Lopes since coming to Phoenix three years ago. Jody Adams also values the defensive end in her first year in Las Cruces. New Mexico State leads the WAC in scoring defense at 59 points per game coming into the week. It was an overtime win for GCU in Phoenix the first time these two teams met and if the Lopes can get this last matchup between the two their regular season title hopes will be intact for another few days.


About the author

Derryl Trujillo

Derryl Trujillo is a Southern California based sportswriter who won the 2019 Inland Empire Baseball Coaches Association's Supporter of the Year award. He joined the WAC Hoops Digest staff in 2020 and also covers local sports for Inland Sports and the Valley News. Before transitioning to media Derryl was a high school, collegiate and club volleyball official along with serving as a high school basketball scorekeeper for ten years.

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