Early exit

Early exit

The UTD women’s basketball team was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA tournament following a loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Comets suffered a 79-63 loss on March 3 after blowing an early 10-point lead. Senior guard Kayla Reinhart, who transferred into the program this season, had five points and...

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Pieces in place for long season

Pieces in place for long season

A year removed from having a roster with no seniors, the men’s basketball team now has key upperclassmen with valuable experience under their belts. According to an ASC poll of the league’s coaches, sports information director and select media, the Comets have been picked as the favorites to win the...

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Athletes inducted into Hall of Honors

Athletes inducted into Hall of Honors

For the first time ever, volleyball and women’s basketball were represented in UTD’s Athletic Hall of Honors as athletes from those teams were inducted into this year’s class. UTD’s Athletic Hall of Honors gives recognition to members of the UTD community who made a significant impact on the athletic department....

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From start to finish: Women’s basketball

From start to finish: Women’s basketball

As the women’s basketball team fell into the swing of an early season practice, head coach Polly Thomason hovered around the court, never staying in one place for too long. Outfitted in a grey athletic sweater, grey and orange Nike sneakers and orange basketball shorts, the 11-year UTD coach looked...

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Program cultivates winning tradition

Program cultivates winning tradition

Dapo Ogunfeitimi stepped foot on UTD’s court for the first time as an incoming freshman. His eyes immediately became fixed on one thing — the basketball championship banners hanging from the rafters. The senior guard said he knew at that point he wanted to become part of the program’s winning...

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Player settles in new role

Player settles in new role

Every time senior guard McKenzie Petty puts on a game jersey, regardless of what team she’s playing on, it usually has one meaning — game time. The UTD emblem on the front of her jersey carries the same meaning, but now from a different perspective. Petty was a three-year basketball...

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Home away from home

Home away from home

Like many other second-year college athletes, Zavier Landry and Mitch Barati were at a crossroads. It was time for them to decide where they wanted to continue their athletic careers. Zavier Landry, a senior guard for the women’s basketball team, came to UTD last season as a transfer athlete from...

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NBA Finals Guide: Cleveland Cavaliers

If NBA teams were fictional characters, the Cleveland Cavaliers would definitely be Hamlet after he got kicked out of the kingdom. After being trounced last year in the Finals by the Golden State Warriors, fans and pundits doubted the Cavs’ ability to reclaim the throne. Now that the Cavs are...

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NBA Finals Guide: Golden State Warriors

Prior to this season, only nine teams in NBA history have come back from a 3-1 playoff deficit. The 2016 Golden State Warriors now join the infamous list, becoming the third team to accomplish the feat in a conference final. They will now face a familiar foe, the Cleveland Cavaliers,...

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