Langston women top the RRAC preseason basketball poll

Langston’s women are picked to repeat as the Red River Athletic Conference champions in 2012-2013.  But the coaches think it’s going to be close.

The Lady Lions received 120 points in the preseason poll, one more than LSU-Shreveport at 119.  Both squads garnered 4 first-place votes.

Langston is the four-time defending RRAC champion, but the program is under new management this season.  David Johnson, a former Pepperdine assistant, was tabbed to lead the program in August.

The Lady Lions open the season on Nov. 3 at St. Gregory’s.  The first home contest will be on Nov. 29 against Bacone, the only other RRAC opponent in Oklahoma, to begin conference play.  Then it’s a quick turnaround as the Langston will travel to Shreveport to take on the Lady Pilots in a battle of the preseason conference favorites.

Preseason Red River Athletics Conference poll:

1. Langston University (Okla.) (4) 120
2. LSU Shreveport (4) 119
3. Our Lady of the Lake University (Texas) (2) 114
4. Texas Wesleyan University 99
5. Wiley College (Texas) (1) 89
6. SW Assemblies of God University (Texas) 65
7. Jarvis Christian College (Texas) 60
8. Texas College 50
9. University of St. Thomas (Texas) 47
10. Bacone College (Okla.) 43
11. Huston-Tillotson University (Texas) 26
  University of the Southwest (N.M.) 26

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