Texas A&M University-Commerce held its own for the first 30 minutes against Division I opponent Sam Houston State, but the Bearkats wore down the Lions over the final 10 minutes to notch an 85-64 victory at Johnson Coliseum.
Trailing by double digits midway through the second half, Texas A&M University-Commerce used a fierce rally to pull even with A&M International in the final minute. But a Dustdevil lay-up as the clock struck triple zeros thwarted the comeback attempt as the Lions fell 81-79 in the 2013-14 home opener at the Field House.
Texas A&M University-Commerce returns to the court at the Field House for the first time in 2013-14, hosting Texas A&M International Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The Lions are seeking their first victory of the season, sitting at 0-3 on the year.
Texas A&M University-Commerce took a comfortable 11-point lead into the halftime break, but Southeastern Oklahoma fought its way back in the second half as the Lions' late rally came up short in an 85-83 loss at Bloomer Sullivan Arena.
A&M-Commerce falls to 0-3 on the season while the Savage Storm notch a victory in their season opener, sitting at 1-0.