Media Credit: Doug Fejer
Above: Brandon Greene led the Comets with a 12-point game.
Below: Junior Chelsea Edwards celebrates the East Division Championship by cutting down the net.
In a rare double dip, both UT Dallas basketball teams are headed to the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournaments this weekend after having both won their divisions for the time in history.
In addition, both teams enter the championships in top-seeded positions after finishing their regular seasons with 21-4 overall records.
The menís team won its first-ever outright American Southwest Conference East Division title with a 66-59 road win at LeTourneau on Saturday afternoon.
The UT Dallas women wonít have to share its first American Southwest Conference East Division title with anyone after finishing off the regular season with a 57-44 road win over LeTourneau Saturday.
The women finished their regular season with a 21-4 overall record, the teamís best finish in program history, and 18-2 in conference play, good enough for a one-game edge in the division race over Mississippi College. The teamís previous best year was last year, in which they were 12-8 in conference play and 16-10 overall.
With the victory, the Comet men earned the right to host the ASC Men's Basketball Championship Tournament in the UT Dallas Activity Center this Friday through Sunday, Feb. 27-March 1.
The UT Dallas women will travel to Abilene this Friday through Sunday, Feb. 27-March 1, for the annual ASC Women's Championship Tournament, to be hosted by McMurry University.
The Comet men earned the chance to stay at home the same weekend, hosting the ASC Menís Championship Tournament in the UT Dallas Activity Center.
Both teams will play their quarterfinal games on Friday.
The winner of each tournament is considered the ASC champion and earns the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Division III national playoffs.