Pre-season polls bring hope for basketball

Pre-season polls bring hope for basketball

The women’s basketball team holds a strong position after initial polls from the American Southwest Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association ranked the team as the most likely to win the regional tournament. In the 2017-2018 season, the team qualified for the semifinals of the ASC Tournament. Its victories last...

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Men’s basketball travels to Italy

Men’s basketball travels to Italy

The men’s basketball team returned from an international trip to Italy, where it secured two victories in the process. During the two-week trip, the team visited Rome, Florence and Venice. In Rome and Florence, the team played against Cantini Lorano and Santa Maria, two experienced European club teams, winning both...

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Comets lose in second round of NCAA tournament

Comets lose in second round of NCAA tournament

The UTD women’s basketball team was eliminated in the second round of the NCAA Division III National Tournament after securing an at-large bid. Despite losing in the semifinal round of the ASC on Feb. 23, the team was selected for the NCAA Division III National Tournament after ranking No. 24...

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ASC disappointment

ASC disappointment

Women’s Basketball The women’s basketball team made it to the local conference tournament before falling short 6 points in its semifinal game. After going 22-4 in the regular season and winning their first game against Hardin-Simmons, the team lost against East Texas Baptist University on Feb. 23, with a final...

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Comets finish season strong

Comets finish season strong

With the regular season finishing up, the women’s basketball team now looks to defend its championship title as the American Southwest Conference tournament draws near. The women’s basketball team enters the ASC tournament starting Feb. 22, this time as defending champions. The Comets wrapped up their season with an eighth...

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On a winning streak

On a winning streak

The women’s basketball team has gone undefeated since Dec. 18, leading to a 14-2 record this season.  The Comets started their winning streak with a 59-47 win over Hardin-Simmons at home. The streak came as a surprise to coach Polly Thomason, especially after the loss of several senior players from...

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History in the making

History in the making

A sophomore on the men’s basketball team recorded the second triple-double in school history.    Sophomore guard Dimitrius Underwood had 14 points, 13 rebounds and 18 assists during UTD’s Dec. 29 117-105 victory over the Rhodes College Lynx. His 18 assists set a new ASC record, and Underwood was named...

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Pena capitalizes on extra minutes

Pena capitalizes on extra minutes

Every season, the women’s basketball program loses senior players and experienced players take on the role of leadership. Victoria Pena, a sophomore guard and second season veteran on the team, has taken up this role of leadership. Pena joined the team during the 2016-2017 season and had to adapt to...

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Quick start

Quick start

The UTD women’s basketball team has gotten off to a 5-1 start this season after losing seven graduating players in the offseason. The team started primarily upperclassmen last season when it won the American Southwest Conference Championship. This year, the team has only four seniors graduating, with seven new incoming...

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One final shot at glory

One final shot at glory

The four seniors on the men’s basketball team have one last chance to make a run in both the ASC and NCAA tournaments after going 12-15 in 2016-2017, the team’s worst record in over a decade. Last season, the Comets had eight losses within the ASC. Despite the Comets’ record,...

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