Senior captain battles with injury

Senior captain battles with injury

As the pile of bodies continued to grow on top of him, he thought he was going to die. Nolan Harvey, a point guard for the men’s basketball team, had just hit a game-winning, three-point shot with less than a second left in overtime against Whitworth University in the second...

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New faces, new places

New faces, new places

Four brand new players start for the men’s basketball team, face challenges of adjusting to new environment The 2013-14 season was one of the most successful in the history of the men’s basketball program. Led by five seniors, the team went 27-4, including a 20-2 conference record, en route to...

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Three-point shooting key to success

Three-point shooting key to success

The three-point shot, one of the most exciting plays in basketball, is the cornerstone of the men’s basketball team this season. The Comets are on pace to rewrite history: If they maintain their shooting efficiency, the team will set a program record in three-point percentage and three-point shots made. Generating...

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Like father, like daughter

Like father, like daughter

Head women’s basketball coach inspired by father’s coaching career, seeks his insight as her assistant coach Head women’s basketball coach Polly Thomason faced a turning point in her youth that helped define who she was for the rest of her life. That moment came during her senior year as a...

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Senior captains lead the way

Senior captains lead the way

Correction: Madi Hess’ name was misspelled in an earlier version of this article. The Mercury regrets this error. Senior guards top team in scoring, grow as teammates, become friends over four year career for women’s basketball team With less than three minutes left on the clock the women’s basketball team...

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Men’s basketball takes down Trinity with season high 3-point shooting

Men’s basketball takes down Trinity with season high 3-point shooting

The men’s basketball team hit a season high of 15 3-pointers, one shy of a school record, in its 73-60 victory over the Trinity Tigers (1-10). UTD (8-3) came out firing on all cylinders, going 5 for 5 from beyond the 3-point line to open up the game. The downpour...

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Sideline Stories 2: Former UMHB point guard foregoes career in physical therapy, takes job on sidelines to prepare next generation of players

Sideline Stories 2: Former UMHB point guard foregoes career in physical therapy, takes job on sidelines to prepare next generation of players

Mallory McAdams didn’t think she was going to be a basketball coach. After her playing days at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor were over, McAdams spent several years trying to get a job as a physical therapist. Even though she worked at a physical therapy clinic, her goal was to...

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Sideline Stories 1: UTD all-time leader in assists takes role as second-in-command after solid career, aims to be a head coach one day

Sideline Stories 1: UTD all-time leader in assists takes role as second-in-command after solid career, aims to be a head coach one day

It was the start of the 2007 basketball season, and the men’s basketball team had traveled to Buffalo, N.Y., to play in a tournament. Assistant coach Travis Carruthers, on the sidelines for the first time, didn’t have any dress shoes. With no other choice, Carruthers opted to wear a pair...

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Women’s basketball squeezes by Austin College

Women’s basketball squeezes by Austin College

In its last game before conference play, the women’s basketball team (3-0) outlasted the Austin College Kangaroos (1-2) 67-64 for their third straight win of the season. The Comets looked sharp in the first half, with the team hitting 14 of 30 shots for 35 points. Defensively, UTD gave up...

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