Devondrick Walker set career highs in points and made three-pointers, but a late Eastern New Mexico run helped the Zias defeat Texas A&M University-Commerce 83-78 on Jan. 22 at Greyhound Arena in Portales, N.M.
Eastern New Mexico used two scoring runs to defeat Texas A&M-University-Commerce 90-76 on Jan. 22 in Portales, N.M. The Zias (6-8, 4-1 Lone Star Conference) started 0-of-10 from the floor before rallying to defeat the Lions (3-12, 2-4).
The knockout punch came in the form of a 20-1 run over a 4:48 span in the second half that allowed the Eastern New Mexico to withstand a 15-2 run by A&M-Commerce over the last 3:56 to get the win.
Will Cook hit a pair of foul shots with 27.6 seconds left and the Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions came up empty on their final two possessions to give the Aggies a 69-66 win at Aggie Gym on Wednesday night.
The win gives the Aggies (9-5, 3-0 LSC) their first 3-0 start in conference play in league history and extended their home win streak over the Lions (12-4, 1-3 LSC) to four games.
It is the first time the Lions have dropped consecutive games this season.
Texas A&M University-Commerce (3-11, 2-3 LSC) saw a 14-point lead with 3:18 to play get cut all the way to 3, 76-73, and Cameron (8-5, 0-2 LSC) having the ball in position to tie the game with under 40 seconds to play. The Lion defense came up with the key stop they needed and Breanna Harris iced the game with a layup at the other end with four seconds to play.
The win ends a six game losing streak for the Lions at Aggie Gym and gets them back-to-back wins over Cameron –dating back to last season- for the first time since winning eight straight from 2005-09.
Cooper and Jordan sat down with Jacob Walker today to discuss his role with the A&M-Commerce athletic department as the Athletics Compliance Assistant. Also discussed: the Texas Rangers, NCAA and NBA basketball and the NFL playoffs.
The Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions erased a 20-point deficit in the second half, only to see Angelo State's Bryan Hammond go the length of the court for the game-winning layup with just 4.1 seconds left to edge the Lions 67-65 on Sunday afternoon at the Junell Center.
Angelo State used a strong first half performance to leave little doubt versus Texas A&M University-Commerce in a 70-49 win in women's basketball on Jan. 12. The Rambelles made their first six three-pointers and made seven of 11 in the first half while shooting 64 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes.
Five different Rambelles made threes in the first 20 minutes while the Lions made none of their 10 attempts.
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.
Texas A&M University-Commerce had the lead for over 24 minutes versus Texas A&M University-Kingsville, but the Lions could not fend off the Javelinas and fell 76-72 at The Field House on Wednesday night. The Lions fall to 2-10 overall and 1-2 in Lone Star Conference play. The win lifts Kingsville to 6-6 overall and 1-1 in LSC play.
Ben Rikard, the new Director of Media Relations for A&M-Commerce Lion Athletics, sat down with Cooper, Taylor and Jordan to talk about his new job, where the Lions will go next, and the upcoming basketball schedule. Also discussed: Mack Brown and Charlie Strong, the BCS, and the new college playoff system.
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.
A&M-Commerce (2-9, 1-1 LSC) needed overtime to seal a 71-64 upset win over the visiting Mustangs of Midwestern State (9-4, 1-1). The win marks the end of a seven game losing streak for the Lions versus the Mustangs. The Lions did their damage on the defensive end, holding Midwestern State to just 1-20 (5%) from three-point range and a season low 29.3% from the field overall.