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Time to Dance: McNeese State, Southland

Who? The Cowgirls of McNeese State.

What? I don't know why a school in Louisiana goes with Cowboys and Cowgirls, but it might have something to do with the statue that apparently comes to life on football days and finds people who aren't at the game. (Big Brother is watching, y'all!) As far as I can tell from the kids' club information, they're represented by a cowboy named Rowdy.

Where? Lake Charles, Louisiana. It's a former junior college.

When? March 12th, in Katy, Texas.

Why? Because they won the Southland conference tournament.

How? Ashlyn Baggett had 23 points, and Caitlyn Baggett had 15, as McNeese routed Central Arkansas 71-50.

 

Surprise? Nope. McNeese was leading the overall conference for most of the season, but they got a lot of help when Central Arkansas knocked off the top seed in the other division.

Who's driving this thing, anyway? Brooks Donald Williams, since 2007. Before anyone asks, Donald is her maiden name, not a particularly unfortunate middle name for a woman.

RPI: 107

SOS: 295

Record: 25-6 (13-1)

Best win: Colgate? (N) I'm more inclined to believe that the season sweep of Lamar is a better sign, but I try as hard as I can to look for a good non-conference win, and frankly, McNeese doesn't have one that impresses.

Worst loss: Long Island (A), Norfolk State (A)

Notable results: Central Arkansas (L, A, OT, 74-73), which was their only conference loss. Also, Southern Miss (L, A, 70-64).

Wonder Twin Powers combine! At least, that is the assumption I am making about sophomore guards Ashlyn and Caitlyn Baggett, who are the same height, are in the same year, have the same last name and similar first names, and come from the same place. Ashlyn averages 16.8 points per game to lead the team, while Caitlyn adds 11.2 and almost four and a half assists. They're the only two double-figure scorers for the Cowgirls. I'm intrigued by senior forward Kiara Johnson's nose for the offensive rebound- she has more offensive rebounds than defensive.