How Sweet It Is: Women’s basketball advances to Round of 16

How Sweet It Is: Women’s basketball advances to Round of 16

For the first time in program history, the women’s basketball team hosted the first round of the NCAA tournament March 7-8. With two victories over Rhodes College and UT Tyler, the Comets advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The team opened up play in the first round by taking down Rhodes...

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Women’s basketball gets first ever NCAA tournament win

Women’s basketball gets first ever NCAA tournament win

In front of one of the biggest home crowds of the year, the women’s basketball team took down Rhodes College 63-38 to pick up its first ever win in the NCAA tournament. Despite their large margin of victory, the game opened up slowly for the Comets. A full-court press from the...

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Women triumph, men fall in ASC tourney

Women triumph, men fall in ASC tourney

Women take home ASC crown  The women’s basketball team entered the ASC tournament with one of the best records in program history, going 21-4 in the regular season. After beating Concordia to close out their season on Senior Day on Feb. 21, the Comets took on the Tornados once again...

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Senior guard’s near triple-double spurs women’s basketball team to takedown of ETBU

Senior guard’s near triple-double spurs women’s basketball team to takedown of ETBU

Correction: Head coach Polly Thomason’s name was spelled incorrectly. The Mercury regrets this error. Bouncing back from their loss against Trinity, the women’s basketball team (10-2, 6-1 ASC) took down East Texas Baptist (5-6, 1-5 ASC) 74-54 in a game that almost featured the program’s first ever triple double. The...

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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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Women look to build on teamwork to take on tough ASC

Women look to build on teamwork to take on tough ASC

The women’s basketball team is looking to rebound it it’s quest to claim the ASC title after it’s season ended abruptly in last year’s conference semifinals. The team, which went 21-6 last year, is returning nine players including three starters from last years squad. The ASC preseason poll picked the...

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Women’s basketball survives season opener with close win

Women’s basketball survives season opener with close win

In a close game in front of a Homecoming day crowd, the women’s basketball team got out with a win against Texas Lutheran 58-55 in its season opener. The first half saw the Comets control the flow of the game, outscoring the Bulldogs 35 to 25. UTD was 12 of 34 and...

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Shooting for glory

Shooting for glory

A knockout championship tournament has its own energy and excitement that regular seasons fail to deliver. The men’s basketball team wrapped up the regular season title with a 19-1 ASC record — the program’s best ever — and captured the rights to host the championship tournament from Feb. 28 to...

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