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Pierre Sanders (23) picks up Mason Gibson (3), July 2023.

Pierre Sanders: “be humble and hungry”

Abby Turner, Sports Editor May 3, 2024

From the young age of just two-years-old, when most kids are mastering the art of walking, fifth-year senior and team captain Pierre Sanders found his calling. Sanders’ love for the game of basketball...

Reggie Hill (1) attempts to score, Jan. 18.

MSU men win thriller over ASU

Abby Turner January 26, 2024

Despite being favored to lose, the MSU Mustangs pulled out an upset double-overtime win against the Angelo State Rams. Being down one of their lead scorers, business management sophomore Mason Gibson,...

Two Angelo players defend against Pierre Sanders (23) , Jan. 20.

MSU men suffer defeat against UTPB

Jessica Binzari January 26, 2024

The Mustangs faced defeat despite a promising start against the Falcons. MSU's men’s basketball is now 5-6 in conference play after losing 57-62 against UT Permian Basin Saturday afternoon. The Mustangs...

Reggie Hill (1) shoots the ball while Pierre Sanders (23) tries to interfere, Nov. 9.

New strategy shakes up men’s basketball

Abby Turner, Reporter November 17, 2023

Men's basketball head coach Justin Leslie talks to the team, Nov. 9. (Stephanie Garcia) Pre-game rituals are a common thing for athletes to have. It provides a sense of control when days can be...


Nelson Haggerty, former MSU basketball coach, passes away in car crash

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor April 16, 2021

Nelson Haggerty, the MSU Texas men's head basketball coach from 2011 to 2019, passed away at 2:30 a.m. in a single car crash near Decatur on Highway 380 according to Department of Public Safety officials. Haggerty...

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MSU basketball loses 83-82 heartbreaker in overtime against LCU

Thalia Doe, Reporter January 31, 2021

On Saturday, MSU Texas Men’s Basketball team faced Lubbock Christian University in a heart racing battle that the Mustangs lost in overtime with the final score being 83-82 at the D.L Ligon Coliseum...

Spring sports recap

Spring Sports Recap

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor April 1, 2020

Since the NCAA shut down the remaining spring sports seasons, athletes from eight different winter and spring sports have hung up their Mustangs uniforms for the year. While we mourn for the senior 'Stangs...

players crowd military

Basketball season recaps

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor March 4, 2020

Women's Basketball (11-16) In an emotional season in which head coach Noel Johnson had to step away to battle ovarian cancer, the women's team went 11-16 overall and 8-7 at home in the Dome. One highlight...

Mens Basketball seniors celebrate their careers

A letter from the seniors of men’s basketball

Taylor Anderson, Sports Editor February 23, 2020

Four men’s basketball seniors played in the D.L. Ligon Coliseum for the last time against Oklahoma Christian Saturday, Feb. 22. The seniors have shed blood, sweat and tears every day to properly represent...

Trae Jones dribbles the ball past an opponent

Jones’ career-night not enough against Commerce

Amos Perkins, managing editor February 14, 2020

Men's hoops fell 79-69 to Texas A&M Commerce despite a career night from Trae Jones (No. 2), guard and business sophomore, at home Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Jones posted his first career double-double...


A victorious day in the Dome

Taylor Anderson, Sports Reporter February 3, 2020

Fans in the Dome witnessed a complete sweep for men and women basketball against Texas A&M International Saturday, Feb. 1. The atmosphere was aggressive as both teams bounced back from losses against...

D’Monta Harris

Men’s hoops comeback falls short

Amos Perkins, Sports Reporter November 17, 2019

The men’s basketball’s comeback effort came up just short in the 70-66 loss to Texas Wesleyan Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Colosseum.  The ‘Stangs trailed the Rams 30-21 at the end of the...

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