Winning teams garner respect from other coaches and the media.
Texas State found that out Tuesday afternoon when the Sun Belt Conference released its all-conference teams prior to the conference tournament.
No Bobcat men landed on any of the three teams, while senior forward Ashley Ezeh was the only player from the fourth-place women’s team on the list.
Ezeh finished ninth in the conference in scoring (13.1 points per game), tied for ninth in rebounding (6.2) and tied for 10th in blocked shots (0.7).
For the men, regular-season champion Georgia State had the most honorees with four. Arkansas State, UL Lafayette, UT Arlington and Western Kentucky each had two, while South Alabama, UALR and UL Monroe each brought home one. Texas State and Troy both came up empty-handed.
For the women, second-place Western Kentucky led the charge with three players honored. Conference-champion Arkansas State, UALR and Troy all placed two, while Georgia State, South Alabama, Texas State, UL Lafayette, UL Monroe, UT Arlington each had two honorees.
Georgia State’s R.J. Hunter won Player of the Year for the men. Arkansas State’s Aundrea Gamble brought home the award for the women.