Citing injuries and depleted roster, Shaw pulls out of exhibition vs. Baylor, Tarleton State is replacement foe
Due to injuries and a depleted roster, Shaw University president Dorothy Cowser Yancy cancelled an exhibition contest at Baylor scheduled for Monday evening.
The Shaw Lady Bears are the defending NCAA Division II champions. They have six players available to suit up and two of those six are nursing injuries. They fell to No. 3 Duke 138-32 Tuesday night in Durham, N.C. Shaw played only seven players during that game.
“It was a tough game. It was a game we put on the schedule early,” said Shaw head coach Jacques Curtis after the loss. “We didn’t feel we would have the type of injuries that we have and we wanted to have a better showing than we had tonight. The young ladies that we were able to put out there had to play a lot of minutes, and they did a pretty decent job trying to defend and score being shorthanded as we were.”
Tarleton State University has agreed to travel to Waco and play an exhibition game against Baylor on Monday at 7 p.m. CT.
“I am very disappointed that Shaw University cancelled its trip to Waco, especially on such short notice,” said Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey. “However, I am very grateful that Tarleton State head coach Ronnie Hearne has agreed to come play us on Monday”
Tarleton is a public university in Stephenville 88 miles northwest of Waco, near Fort Worth. The TexAnns are a Division II team and the reigning champions of the Lone Star Conference.
“It’s definitely going to be a great experience for our players and our fans who want to make the trip,” said Tarleton head coach Ronnie Hearne. “It’s going to bring a lot of exposure to Tarleton State and we just want to go down there and represent well.”
The TexAnns begin regular season action the following Monday when they host Texas Wesleyan. Baylor begins its regular season next Friday hosting Lamar.