- Alabama State opens SWAC play against Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman
- Lady Hornets picked to finish second in the preseason poll after being top seed in last season's conference tournament
- Florida A&M predicted to win regular season, while Bethune-Cookman picked to finish fourth
Alabama State will open Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play in Florida this weekend, facing off against Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman. The Lady Hornets, who were picked to finish second in the preseason poll, will be looking for redemption after losing to Florida A&M in the tournament last season. Alabama State has a standout player in A’Nylah Cobb, who was named the SWAC Offensive Player of the Week. Florida A&M, the reigning SWAC tournament champions, have won their last two matches and look to continue their success. Bethune-Cookman is still searching for their first victory of the season.
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