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Lions have heart despite loss in March Madness

Mar 11, 2017
Malik Albert had a team high 33 points in the loss to West Texas A&M
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Heart. It’s exactly what the Texas A&M University-Commerce needed to win over the West Texas A&M Buffaloes Saturday in Golden, CO at the South Central Regional Quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship. Despite falling to the Buffs 97-86, the Lions showed heart throughout a hard-fought game.

GOLDEN, Colo.  – The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team staged a furious second half comeback, but ultimately fell short to West Texas A&M University, falling 97-86 in the South Central Regional Quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship.

The Lions end their season with a record of 19-11 after the program's sixth overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

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Trey Seymore had 16 points and six rebounds in the Lions' loss to UTPB on Saturday.
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ALLEN– The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team came the closest they had come in three tries, but fell to UT Permian Basin 76-63 on Saturday in the semifinal round of the Lone Star Conference Championship Tournament. The Lions fell behind early but battled back into the game in the second half before falling short.
 
The loss drops A&M-Commerce to 19-10 on the season and they are eliminated from tournament play. The Falcons jump to 25-5 on the year and advance to the LSC Championship Final played on Sunday.
 

Malik Albert had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the Lions' win against Cameron.
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ALLEN– The Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team overcame a tough shooting night to defeat Cameron University 54-52 on Friday in the first round of the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. The Lions struggled from the field but hit their free throws in the game to get the win.
 
The win brings A&M-Commerce to 19-9 on the season and advance to the second round of the LSC tournament The Aggies fall to 17-12 and are eliminated from tournament play.
 

Lions Fall to Tarleton State in LSC Championship Quarterfinals, 55-49

Mar 3, 2017
Khala Riley led the Lions with 12 points in their loss to Tarleton State in the first round of the LSC Tournament
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ALLEN– The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team lost a tightly contested battle to Tarleton State 55-49 on Friday in the first round of the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament. The Lions held the lead in the fourth quarter but struggled from the field throughout the game.

 

The loss brings A&M-Commerce to 20-9 on the season and eliminates them from tournament play. The TexAnns jump to 14-13 and advance to the second round of the LSC tournament and will face Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday.

The fourth-seed Lions return to action March 3, as they play in the quarterfinal round and face No. 5 Tarleton State at 6 p.m. at the Allen Events Center.
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The women's bracket for the Lone Star Conference Basketball Championship March 2-5 at the Allen Event Center in Allen, was finalized Feb. 25 as the league's basketball teams wrapped up the regular season. The LSC Women’s Basketball Tournament Champion earns the league’s automatic qualification to the 2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball South Central Regional.

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Each football Friday night, KETR's The Big Friday Night Scoreboard Program takes to the air to give analysis of regional teams, score updates throughout a live game broadcast (including reporters in the field at key area games), final scores, and take calls from the fans, coaches, players, and football fans throughout Northeast Texas.

In 2016, the pre-game analysis was led by Sideline to Sideline with Terry Bennett and Grant Goodwin. Hosts for TBFNSP were E.A & Eric, with contributions from KETR staff and volunteers BJ, Jared, Calvin, and more.

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Kevin Jefferies and community volunteer Brian Ball teamed up for a 5th year for a KETR Game of the Week and for the Commerce Tigers on the road facing a very strong Farmersville Fightin' Farmers. While the Farmers did take the win, this clip follows Commerce in the 3rd quarter as the Tigers proved that they showed up to play and would be no push overs. 

Also involved with the broadcast were DJVK (Vamsi Kalakuntla) and TBFNSP hosts E.A. & Eric with volunteers and staff bringing regional score updates throughout the game.

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Long-time voices for the Commerce Tigers, John Mark Dempsey and Kevin Jefferies followed the Tigers through a down season, but one highlight was Homecoming, where the Tigers battled the Edgewood Bulldogs in an exciting game that really heated up in the 3rd quarter. The Tigers would eventually take the lead and the win with less than a minute left in the game. This clip highlights the Tigers in the 3rd quarter as they began to turn up the heat.

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Veteran broadcast team and 2015 TAPB Play by Play Award winning broadcasters Charlie Chitwood and Brock Callaway called all the action for another historical football season for the A&M-Commerce Lions. In 2016, a long-time rivalry with Tarleton State was renewed as the Top 10 ranked Lions saw the Tarleton Texans jump to a 10 point lead before finally waking up seconds before halftime and carrying the momentum through to the second half to secure the win.

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Amanda Willow

NETX Raptors Semi-pro football team is looking to make Cooper their new home.

According to Amanda Willows, co-owner with her husband Dave, the team is made up of a diverse group of outstanding men that includes college students, veterans, a corrections officer, and blue collar workers from Dallas, Greenville, Sherman, Paris, Durant, Oklahoma, and many other surrounding locations.

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The University of North Texas faced off against Army earlier this year with North Texas picking up a 35-18 victory at West Point. Unfortunately the Mean Green couldn’t pull off a second victory in overtime losing 38-31 against Army in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl.  

Lions, Greyhounds Tip Off Tonight

Dec 8, 2016
Head Coach Sam Walker and the Lions have their first Lone Star Conference road game tonight.
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Texas A&M University-Commerce men's basketball team earned its first conference win on Dec. 3 with a 73-60 victory over Midwestern State University. The win brings the Lions to 7-1 on the season and 1-1 in conference play. A&M-Commerce is currently tied for fourth in the LSC standings. The Lions are currently 7-1, their best start to a season since 2013-14.

Lion Women Riding High Into ENMU Game

Dec 7, 2016
Lauren Parker and the Lions have had a good month of December.
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The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team will be bringing a perfect Lone Star Conference record into Portales, N.M., for a 6:30 p.m. Thursday night game against Eastern New Mexico University.

Need a study break? The Field House will be rocking, as the women and men are facing Midwestern State today.
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The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's and men's basketball teams return to the Field House today with a doubleheader against Midwestern State University.  The women’s game will begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed by the men's game around 4 p.m.

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