• The Lions pulled off a dramatic one-point comeback win in the first round of the Lone Star Conference Tournament on Thursday, earning a second-round date with top-seeded Tarleton State on Friday in the tournament semifinals.
The Lone Star Conference released the All-Conference and Individual awards and senior forward Breanna Harris earned First Team All-LSC honors. The awards announcement came Tuesday night at a pre-championship banquet in Allen, Texas, where the LSC Basketball Championship tournament is set to begin on Wednesday.
Devondrick Walker set career highs in points and made three-pointers, but a late Eastern New Mexico run helped the Zias defeat Texas A&M University-Commerce 83-78 on Jan. 22 at Greyhound Arena in Portales, N.M.
Eastern New Mexico used two scoring runs to defeat Texas A&M-University-Commerce 90-76 on Jan. 22 in Portales, N.M. The Zias (6-8, 4-1 Lone Star Conference) started 0-of-10 from the floor before rallying to defeat the Lions (3-12, 2-4).
The knockout punch came in the form of a 20-1 run over a 4:48 span in the second half that allowed the Eastern New Mexico to withstand a 15-2 run by A&M-Commerce over the last 3:56 to get the win.
Texas A&M University-Commerce puts its undefeated record on the line this Wednesday when the Lions host Dallas Baptist University at 7 p.m. at the Field House. The game against the Patriots marks the Lions' fourth Heartland Conference opponent on the season, posting a 3-0 mark already in 2013-14.
Trailing by double digits midway through the second half, Texas A&M University-Commerce used a fierce rally to pull even with A&M International in the final minute. But a Dustdevil lay-up as the clock struck triple zeros thwarted the comeback attempt as the Lions fell 81-79 in the 2013-14 home opener at the Field House.
Texas A&M University-Commerce returns to the court at the Field House for the first time in 2013-14, hosting Texas A&M International Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The Lions are seeking their first victory of the season, sitting at 0-3 on the year.
A&M-Commerce roared out to a commanding 20-point halftime lead, then fought off a second half surge from Southern Arkansas to notch a 92-86 victory over the Muleriders in the 2013-14 home opener at the Field House on Wednesday, Nov. 13.