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Men’s basketball coach resigns

Men’s basketball coach resigns

March 13, 2019


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Midwestern State's Nelson Haggerty resigned as men's basketball coach March 13 according to a press release issued by the athletic department. The announcement ends a 10-year association with MSU Texas which produced 209 wins, seven NCAA Division II tournament appearances, five Lone Star Conferenc...

Men’s basketball closes season with late thriller

Men’s basketball closes season with late thriller

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

March 3, 2019


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Men’s basketball drew the curtains on a challenging season with a thrilling 69-68 win against Texas A&M Kingsville (TAMUK) at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum March 2, improving their record to to 9-19 avoiding their worst losing season since 1947. The team, lifted by the support of a packed home crowd...

Last-second 3-pointer sinks men’s basketball to another loss

Last-second 3-pointer sinks men’s basketball to another loss

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

February 5, 2019


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Just fractions of a second made all the difference on Feb. 2 as men’s basketball was condemned to a heart-breaking 81-80 home defeat at the hands of Eastern New Mexico. The men were within sight of a memorable scalp that would have stopped a four-game losing streak, but it was snatched away when...

First Half Lifts Men’s Basketball in Battle of the Mustangs

First Half Lifts Men’s Basketball in Battle of the Mustangs

Sharome Burton, Sports Reporter/Photographer

January 15, 2019


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The men's basketball team boasted a stellar shooting night, propelled by a dominant first half as they brushed aside the Western New Mexico Mustangs 88-70 at the D.L. Ligon Coliseum on Jan. 12. Spurred on by hundreds of engaged fans, they set the pace on both ends of the court from tip-off to march...

Basketball hosts Cameron University for last home game

Basketball hosts Cameron University for last home game

Makayla Scheck

February 21, 2018


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Men's and women's basketball faced Cameron University for their last game 2017-18 regular season game at D. L. Ligon Coliseum. The women were defeated at the 5:30 p.m. game, while the men won at the 7:30 p.m. game on Feb. 20. "It felt good to be back on the court and making a contribution on the ...

Students participate in intramural basketball

Students participate in intramural basketball

kristin silva

February 14, 2018


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Intramural sports open up a door for students who enjoy competing in sports, interacting with peers and spectating games to gather in a location and share their common interests. Students create their team whether it be all men, all women or co-ed, and they show up at the wellness center to compete...

Basketball honors seniors at game against West Texas A&M

Basketball honors seniors at game against West Texas A&M

Makayla Scheck

February 14, 2018


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Women's basketball With one more home game left for the court, Avery Queen, forward/center and biology senior said the basketball game senior night "was a little emotional," but it hasn't really hit the women yet. Basketball hosted a double-header against West Texas A&M on Feb. 10. During ...

Men and women’s basketball players drink coffee and answer questions

Caleb Browning

February 8, 2018


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The morning was young. Warm light filled the room and the aroma of freshly ground coffee beans cascaded throughout the venue as people gathered to discuss basketball. To give players from the men's and women's basketball teams an opportunity to answer questions from attendees, staff from Frank &...

Women’s, men’s basketball takes down Texas A&M Kingsville

Makayla Scheck

February 2, 2018


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The Javelinas from Texas A&M Kingsville failed to take down the Mustangs basketball teams for a second time. The double-header took place on Feb. 1 at D. L. Ligon Coliseum. Women's Basketball "It feels really good to win against this team again. We missed a couple on the road last week, so it's ...

Lunch with the Stang-Gang

Lunch with the Stang-Gang

kristin silva

January 30, 2018


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The bi-weekly luncheon with athletic donors, supporters and coaches, including a discussion of season standings and general sports talk, had a turnout of 15 people on Jan. 30. Kyle Williams, director of athletics, said Lunch with the Mustangs has been a continuous event for 16 years and is fo...

Men’s basketball rises above St. Mary’s University

Makayla Scheck

January 30, 2018


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The men's basketball team took on St. Mary's University on Jan. 29 and came out on top. MSU finished the game with a 10-point difference of 79-69. "It was good to have a home win. It was a quick turn around so we couldn't dwell on our past losses from this weekend. We are trying to just get better...

New semester, new sports seasons

Makayla Scheck

January 18, 2018


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As the new semester and the new year starts off, the winter sports continue while the spring sports kick off. The women's and men's basketball teams will continue their seasons with the second half of conference. Just a few days away, the indoor track season will begin with the Texas Tech Invitational...

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