• 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.
A&M-Commerce announced on Friday that head women's basketball coach Nicole Anderson has stepped down from her position, just one day following the Lions' first-round exit in the Lone Star Conference Tournament.
Anderson finishes with a 26-106 record in five seasons at the helm of Lion program, going just 16-68 in LSC play during that time. Four of those five years ended with the Lions registering no more than seven wins, topping out with 11 victories in the 2012-13 season when she was named the LSC Co-Coach of the Year.
In addition to a second team all-Lone Star Conference honor, senior Devondrick Walker was also named to the academic all-LSC team at Tuesday's LSC Awards Banquet.
It is the second straight year for Walker to be an academic all-conference choice, who carries a 3.46 GPA in Sport & Rec. Management. The senior from Garland also earned an all-LSC second team nod at the awards banquet, the first all-conference selection of his career.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the All-Region honors for the Division II regions and three men and two women student-athletes earned regional honors for the Lions.
Anthony Harris, Hendrik Nungess and Matt Rich received the honor for the men and Brikel Bailey and Ashley Ross receiving the honor on the women's side.
Texas A&M-Commerce led for 9.5 seconds of the second half. Fortunately for the Lions, it was the final eight seconds as they rallied from as many as 13 down in the second half to eventually escape Thursday’s quarterfinal game with Eastern New Mexico, 74-73.
Kameron Price hit two free throws to give the Lions the lead and then LSC Defensive Player of the Year Christian Macauley altered a running jump shot by ENMU’s Rodney Blackmon that rimmed off to give A&M-C the dramatic win.
No. 4 A&M-Commerce (19-8, 6-7 LSC) vs No. 5 Eastern New Mexico (14-10, 7-7 LSC) Thursday, March 6, 2014 • 8:30 p.m. • LSC Tournament First Round Allen Event Center (6,225) • Allen, Texas
STORY LINE • The Lions will enter this week's Lone Star Conference Tournament one of the hottest teams in the league, having reeled off four straight wins to close out the regular season after its victory on Saturday over No. 2 Tarleton State.
A&M-Commerce could not repeat their performance from Saturday versus Tarleton State in the Quarterfinals of the Lone Star Conference Tournament, losing 84-55. The TexAnns used a 16-2 scoring run in the opening five minutes of the game.
The Lions never tied or trailed, which was the exact opposite of what happened in Commerce just four days ago.
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.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team will tip off in the opening game of the Lone Star Conference basketball championship tournament in Allen in a game that will be heard live on KETR. During the regular season, A&M-Commerce split two games, with the Lions winning the last game of the regular season on March 1.
A&M-Commerce (7-19, 6-10) vs. Tarleton State (19-7, 10-6)