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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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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Comets win homecoming game 56 – 32 against Rams

Comets win homecoming game 56 – 32 against Rams

The women’s basketball team entered the season strong with their first win, 56 – 32 over the Huston–Tillotson Rams in the homecoming game. Afternoon festivities attracted a crowd of 690 people for the 5 p.m. game against the Rams. By the end of the first period, the Comets gained a...

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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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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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All-Star game turning into popularity contest

All-Star game turning into popularity contest

Ability of fans to have direct impact on voting for game skews results, leads to teams unreflective of actual NBA talent Georgian center Zaza Pachulia was 14,227 votes from being named a starter in this season’s NBA All-Star game in Toronto on Feb. 14. For most of his career, Pachulia...

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Women’s basketball shoots to demolish past defensive records

Women’s basketball shoots to demolish past defensive records

Comets among best teams in conference with defensive play Since the introduction of the three-point field goal and its increasing reliability in professional sports, many teams now live and die by the three. The women’s basketball team, however, puts more stock in its defense. Despite a sluggish offensive start to...

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