• 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)
The A&M-Commerce Lions hit seven foul shots in the final 90 seconds of the game, and held on to upset No. 2 ranked Tarleton State, 79-76, on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 1,645 at The Field House.
The win gives the Lions (18-8, 7-7 LSC) its first four-game win streak to close out the regular season since the 2004-05 campaign, and snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Texans (24-2, 12-2 LSC).
A&M-Commerce never trailed for the second straight game to secure the 74-69 win over Tarleton State on Senior Night at The Field House. With the win the Lions clinch the seventh seed in the Lone Star Conference Tournament next week and get a rematch versus the TexAnns.
A&M-Commerce (7-19, 6-10 Lone Star Conference) held a 17-8 advantage in points off turnovers and a 24-18 lead in points off the bench. Tarleton State (19-7, 10-6 LSC) held a plus-10 advantage inside but shot just 2-of-10 from behind the arc.
Deric Davis threw for three touchdowns for the White Team on Saturday, leading them to a 28-7 win over the Blue Team in Texas A&M University-Commerce's annual Spring Game at Memorial Stadium.
Big plays were the theme of the day, with the White Team striking for three long touchdowns in the second quarter to stake itself to a 21-0 lead at the half after both teams went scoreless in the opening quarter.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team earned a trip to March Madness with an upset victory over Texas Woman's University on Feb. 26.
A&M-Commerce never trailed and held Texas Woman's without a three point field goal en route to the 69-62 road win in Denton. The win clinches a spot in the Lone Star Conference Tournament for the second consecutive season.
A&M-Commerce (6-19, 5-10 Lone Star Conference) held a plus-5 advantage on the offensive glass and a plus-10 advantage in points off turnovers over Texas Woman's (15-11, 10-6 LSC).