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Basketball hosts double header against TAMUC

Basketball hosts double header against TAMUC

Makayla Scheck

December 3, 2017

After the regular season opening on Nov. 29, both men's and women's basketball teams played against Texas A&M Commerce on Dec. 2. The women's team played first with a score of 69-66, and the men's team followed with a score of 77-93. The score at halftime for the women's team was 32-31. The ...

Basketball opens Lonestar Conference against Tarleton

Basketball opens Lonestar Conference against Tarleton

Makayla Scheck

December 1, 2017

The basketball regular season officially started on Nov. 30 when the men's and women's basketball teams faced Tarleton. The women's team came out on top but the men's basketball team fell to the rival Tarleton University. The women's team played first at 5:30 p.m. and end with a score of  66-56...

Men’s basketball wins exhibition against Oklahoma City

Men’s basketball wins exhibition against Oklahoma City

Makayla Scheck

November 14, 2017

The men's basketball exhibition game against Oklahoma City University was originally scheduled for Oct. 30, but due to a basketball goal issue, the game was rescheduled for Nov. 14. The team won the exhibition with a score of 85-52. "We wanted to play two weeks ago and we had some trouble with ...

Men’s basketball exhibition postponed

Men’s basketball exhibition postponed

Makayla Scheck

October 31, 2017

They've been preparing for weeks. Practicing layups, free throws, defense, three-point shots. "The team was anxious to play after practicing for quite a few weeks," Nelson Haggerty, head coach, said. The men's basketball players were ready to play against the Oklahoma City University Stars...

Mustangs Madness: needs improvements

Mustangs Madness: needs improvements

Alyssa Mitchell

October 20, 2017

Basketballs bouncing, music blaring and hundreds of students in the stands cheering and anticipating Mustangs Madness to unfold on Thursday, Oct. 19 after the homecoming torchlight parade, pep rally and bonfire. The introduction of the basketball teams starts with a performance by the Golden Th...

Men’s basketball comes together

Patrick German

January 27, 2016

With a 16-2 record overall record and 5-1 in conference play, the mens' basketball team is off to an impressive start. "We have our goals in executing and winning championships," said Breston McNeal, starting guard and business senior said. "That's our everyday attitude. As long as we keep that attitude....

Basketball team hopes to go undefeated against rival Tarleton

Basketball team hopes to go undefeated against rival Tarleton

Jessalyn Castro

February 4, 2015

After ending Tarleton’s 14 game  home winning streak, the men’s basketball team faces its rival from Stephenville again tonight at 7:30 p.m. in D.L. Ligon Coliseum. At the two teams’ last meeting Jan. 14 at Wisdom Gym in Stephenville, the game was tight with Tarleton ahead 41-39 at the ...

Basketball players reflect on season

Basketball players reflect on season

Lauren Roberts

March 25, 2014

Spring break is over and along with it the Midwestern men and women's basketball season. The men's team finished the season with a Lone Star Conference record of 12-2 with an overall record of 24-8. In the South Central Regional Tournament in Denver over the break, the men made it into the 16th r...

Basketball teams in regional tournment

Basketball teams in regional tournment

Lauren Roberts

March 11, 2014

After the men's basketball team lost to in-state rivals Tarleton State 65-71 and the women's team lost to West Texas 85-86 in overtime, they had to wait for the NCAA basketball committee to decide if they would continue in the post-season. Derrell Gibbs said, "We just didn't play our best, especially...

Basketball rolls into post-season

Lauren Roberts

March 4, 2014

The men's basketball team clinched it's third consecutive championship defeating Cameron 74-71 March 1. Monday night Nelson Haggerty, head men basketball coach, organized a net cutting ceremony in D.L. Ligon Coliseum. The men closed out the regular season with a nine-game win streak and a record of 20...

MSU-Tarleton Rivalry

Edward Grisham

January 28, 2014

MSU-Tarleton Rivalry from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. In college sports, rivalries are the driving force behind the passion exhibited by the students of each university. At MSU, it is clear who the Mustangs consider their biggest rival — Tarleton State University. When the Tarleton Texans come int...

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