NCAA losses for basketball

NCAA losses for basketball

Both men’s and women’s basketball endured losses at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III national championships after they won their respective regional American Southwest Conference tournaments. The No. 18-ranked women’s team, led by head coach Polly Thomason since 2005, has been to the NCAA championships for the last three...

Read more
Men’s Basketball Takes ASC Title

Men’s Basketball Takes ASC Title

Team brings home championship victory for first time since 2014 season The men’s basketball team became four-time ASC champions after taking home an 88-74 victory against Hardin-Simmons University in the final game of the conference. The Comets competed in three games from Feb. 21-23, where they earned double-digit wins against...

Read more
Men’s basketball maintains winning streak

Men’s basketball maintains winning streak

The men’s basketball team has been off to a strong start this season, remaining undefeated since Dec. 8. On Thursday, the team took home a narrow victory against Belhaven University in Mississippi, with a final score of 72-71. Sophomore guard Javon Snow said the team’s overall dynamic is a factor...

Read more
Two players receive ASC East Division honors

Two players receive ASC East Division honors

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are on the road to the finals of the American Southwest Conference, with a player from each team individually recognized by the league. Interdisciplinary junior and forward Hans Burwitz along with mathematics sophomore and forward Katie Gunther were announced the ASC East Division...

Read more
Men’s basketball opens season with wins

Men’s basketball opens season with wins

The men’s basketball team entered the season with high hopes after falling short in the American Southwest Conference tournament last year. It has been four years since the team won the ASC Tournament and last entered the NCAA Divison III Nationals. The team lost in the semifinal match of the...

Read more
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...

Read more
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,...

Read more
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...

Read more
Men’s squad looks to be key player in ASC tourney

Men’s squad looks to be key player in ASC tourney

Comets finish second in ASC East, headed to 13th straight ASC tournament after taking on best of conference teams Firmly positioned at second place in the ASC East standings, the men’s basketball team (17-8, 9-6) is poised for a deep playoff run. On Feb. 4, the Comets traveled to Mary...

Read more
Men’s basketball falls to Hardin-Simmons in non-conference contest

Men’s basketball falls to Hardin-Simmons in non-conference contest

A shower of three-point shots from UTD couldn’t save the men’s basketball team from the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys in a 78-68 non-conference loss on Feb. 9. Starting the game off, the Comets struggled to get footing offensively, with a number of turnovers plaguing UTD. Making matters worse was HSU’s defense, whose athleticism...

Read more