Darrell Williams led three Lions scorers in double-digits as the senior forward collected 20 points in back-to-back games to open the season for A&M-Commerce, who improved to 2-0 after an 82-63 win behind a stifling defensive effort Saturday afternoon in game two of the Texan Tipoff Classic.
Lions women's basketball started its season in exciting fashion on Saturday, bouncing back from a 13 point halftime deficit to force overtime and eventually beat the McMurry Warhawks 82-80. At halftime, the Lions trailed 29-42 after McMurry tore off a 21-3 run to close out the half. The Lions responded with a run of their own at the dawn of the second half, rattling off an 18-8 streak in the first nine minutes to come within two at 47-49.
Darrell Williams led A&M-Commerce to a season-opening 83-76 win over Lubbock Christian with 21 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double in game one of the Texan Tipoff Classic.
"Lubbock Christian was tough today," head coach Sam Walker said. "They gave us some five guard looks and we had not seen that this year and forced our bigs to guard away from the basket. It was good to start the season with a win today though."
The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s soccer team (15-5) will face the Angelo State Rambelles (16-4-1) for the fourth time this year, with a trip to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen on the line.
The No. 23 ranked Lions drew the No. 2 seed in the region following their dual-LSC conference titles in both the regular season and the tournament, which gave them the privilege of hosting their first NCAA Tournament games in school-history. They currently ride a seven-game-winning streak, which includes post-season games against Midwestern State and Angelo State.
No. 1 seed Texas A&M University-Commerce host No. 2 seed Angelo State with both teams playing for passage into the NCAA Playoffs in the championship game of the Lone Star Conference Playoffs Saturday at 4 p.m. in Memorial Stadium.
A&M-Commerce, featuring the number one scoring offense in the NCAA DII, narrowly survived Angelo State in the first meeting between the two teams, 41-40, on October 11 in San Angelo.
Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions soccer earned a No. 2 seed in the South Central region in the eyes of the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee on Monday, granting the Lions the privilege of hosting the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament at Lions Soccer Field this weekend.
For the only time since 1999, the Lions won both the regular season and the LSC Championship Tournament in the same year, after beating the No. 20 ranked team in the nation Angelo State 3-2.
“I felt like we deserved it, and it validated us winning the regular season,” said head coach Neil Piper, who picks up the school’s third LSC Tournament Championship (1999, 2004) under his tenure, “Obviously there’s great teams in the conference, so to win the regular season and the tournament is quite an accomplishment for these girls.”
With the No. 4 seed Tarleton State (4-5) on the Lion 2-yard line, the No. 1 seeded A&M-Commerce (8-2) stood strong on the shoulders of Leo Migo, who recorded his career-high 14th tackle, on a goal line stand sealing the 56-49 win for the Lions and keeping the team's NCAA playoff hopes alive.
It is no trick. The Cooper Bulldogs have punched their ticket to postseason grid action. It was only slightly bone-chilling on Halloween Friday as the hometown ’Dogs shutout the visiting Panthers, 20-0.
They could face competitor from Class 3A, Div. II District 5 of Howe Bulldogs or old playoff foe, Leonard Tigers.
Texas A&M-Commerce won its first Lone Star Conference title in 24 years and earned the top seed in the upcoming conference playoffs.
The Lions will host Tarleton State in one of the championship bracket games on November 8. On the other side of the title bracket, Angelo State hosts Midwestern State. The Week 10 winners meet for the playoff title in Week 11, while the Week 10 losers will meet for third place.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions (7-2, 6-1) mauled the McMurry WarHawks (2-6, 1-6) 91-13 en route to grabbing their first Lone Star Conference title in 24 years outright and earning the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference playoffs, ensuring two more home contests.
Showcasing the number one scoring offense in the NCAA DII and looking to claim the Lone Star Conference Championship outright with a win, the Lions roar back into Memorial Stadium for a showdown against McMurry Saturday with kickoff for the Homecoming competition scheduled for 4 p.m.
It was a chilly night in Northeast Texas, but the Commerce Tigers kept warm with an offensive firestorm at Memorial Stadium. The Cooper Bulldogs threw a shutout and Sulphur Springs suffered a setback. Join us next week on the Big Friday Night Scoreboard with Grant and Terry - starting at 6 p.m.! The Commerce Tigers conclude the regular season with a game at Caddo Mills kicking off at 7:30 - John Mark Dempsey and Kevin Jefferies will have the play-by-play as always.
West Texas A&M University officials confirmed on Oct. 27 that school administrators are investigating the university’s football program after a former player alleged that his parents took an online Spanish test for one of the team’s top players.