WACO, Texas -- Due to a conflict at East Texas Baptist University, the RRAC Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments have been relocated to the campus of LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. All semifinal and championship games will be held LeTourneau's Solheim Center, 25 miles west of ETBU. Top seeds LSU Alexandria (La.) and Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) have earned a first round bye and a trip to the men's semis, while OLLU and the host school, Wiley College (Texas), will await their opponents in the women's semis.
First round action begins on Tuesday with LSUA's women's team traveling to face #4 LSU Shreveport at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, the University of St. Thomas will visit Langston to play for the final spot in the women's semifinals. In the men's bracket, #3 Wiley will host LSUS, and the University of the Southwest (N.M.) will meet #4 Langston University (Okla.) on Tuesday.
WACO, Texas – Lynette Holmes of Langston University (Okla.) became a five-time recipient of the RRAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week award, claiming the honor again for the dates of Feb. 23-March 1. This is the 15th and final weekly award of the 2014-15 RRAC women's basketball season.
Holmes closed out the regular season with 33 points and 11 rebounds in a 105-57 victory over Jarvis Christian College (Texas). The senior guard was 13-of-18 shooting from the field and 2-of-3 from behind the three-point arc. Holmes finished the season as the second-leading scorer in the RRAC – eighth nationally -- with 19.6 points per game, and the New Orleans native ranks fifth in rebounding with 8.9 per game. Langston's final record was 16-3 in conference play with an overall mark of 25-3. The Lady Lions will be the third seed in the conference tournament and will host a first round contest on Wednesday against the University of St. Thomas (Texas).
WACO, Texas -- Hindered by postponements and cancellations caused by winter weather, the RRAC basketball tournament has finally taken shape. Langston defeated Wiley, 105-98, on Sunday night to determine the final seedings in the men's tournament. The Lions moved up to the fourth seed and will host University of the Southwest in the first round, while LSU Shreveport will travel to Wiley in the other men's first round match-up. In the women's tournament, Langston will host St. Thomas and LSU Alexandria will play at LSU Shreveport to determine which teams will advance to the semifinals.
LSUA and Our Lady of the Lake will automatically advance to the men's semifinals as the top two seeds, while OLLU and Wiley receive a bye in the women's bracket.