October 22, 2021
Revealing the Sun Belt preseason honors
Louisiana senior forward Ty’Reona Doucet named preseason Player of the Year
The Sun Belt Conference revealed on Thursday its women’s basketball preseason Player of the Year as well as its All-Sun Belt First, Second and Third teams. The conference’s twelve head coaches voted on and determined the preseason award honors.
Louisiana’s senior forward Ty’Reona Doucet was named preseason Player of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Last season, Doucet led the Ragin’ Cajuns to the program’s first-ever regular-season conference championship and the conference title game. Along the way she led the conference in field goal percentage (52.4 percent) and averaged nearly a double-double (10.8 points and 8.7 rebounds) in conference play. Doucet also led Louisiana in total rebounds (167) and blocks (36).
Listed below are the 2021-22 All-Sun Belt First, Second and Third teams:
Troy on the rise
The mid-major Sun Belt Conference made some noise in the postseason last year as the 15-seed Troy women’s basketball program nearly pulled off an epic upset of the 2-seed Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Troy advanced to the 2021 NCAA tournament with a 73-65 win over Louisiana in the conference tournament championship game. The Trojans were then narrowly defeated by the 2011 NCAA champion Texas A&M Aggies by a score of 84-80. Troy was selected by the Sun Belt coaches as the preseason favorite to win the conference this season.
Sun Belt Conference play tips off on Dec. 30th. All teams will play a 16 game regular-season schedule and will participate in the 2022 Sun Belt women’s basketball championship at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Florida from March 2-7, 2022.