Ron and I attended the opening round of the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament last night in Katy, Texas and instead of watching the Texas State Bobcats roll to the championship, we witnessed history.

I was courtside LIVE blogging the event for the readers of San Marcos, and Ron was roving the sidelines taking photos.

Photo courtesy of Ron Oswalt,

Not only did the heavily-favored Texas State Bobcats lose to the bottom seed in the tournament, the Islanders made history in several ways.

It is sad to see the Bobcats’ championship run end this way after they delivered such a great regular season, but the saying is “that’s why they play ’em.” Because they won the regular season championship and failed to win the conference tournament, they have an automatic bid to the Women’s NIT.