• 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.
LaDon Carnegie put in 23 points and the A&M-Commerce Lions snapped a three-game losing streak with a 93-84 win over West Texas A&M on Saturday at The Field House.
The win also snapped a six-game losing streak for the Lions (13-5, 2-4 LSC) in the series with the Buffaloes (8-9, 1-5 LSC). Carnegie finished with 23 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the field, hitting all four three-point tries and five of six free throw attempts. He also added seven rebounds and five assists.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions held off a hot-shooting Texas A&M University-Kingsville group in the game's final minute for a 68-66 win, its first in Lone Star Conference play this year, on Wednesday at The Field House.
Despite LaDon Carnegie's 18 points in his return from a two-game absence, the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions could not overcome a hot-shooting Midwestern State bunch in the second half, falling 84-73 in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams at The Field House.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions men's basketball team takes on two non-conference opponents this week, traveling to Dallas Baptist University this afternoon and hosting Henderson State University Wednesday night.
A&M-Commerce Lions at Dallas Baptist Patriots Monday, Dec. 16 · 4 p.m. Burg Center · Dallas, Texas Records: A&M-Commerce (9-1); Dallas Baptist (4-4)
Despite a two-day delay, Texas A&M University-Commerce will get its shot at payback for its only loss of the season when it takes on Northwood Wednesday at The Field House tonight (Dec. 11) at 7 PM. The Knights snapped the Lions' season-opening, eight-game win streak on Dec. 3 with a narrow 75-73 win in Cedar Hill. Wednesday's rematch was originally scheduled for Monday in Commerce, but was postponed due to the recent winter weather in North Texas.
Texas A&M University-Commerce junior center Christian Macauley has been named the Lone Star Conference's Defensive Player of the Week, announced Tuesday by league officials. It marks the first weekly honor for Macauley and the first for the Lion men's basketball team during the 2013-14 season.