Comets Ready for Action in NCAA Tournament
Conference Champs Heading to San Antonio in Quest for National Basketball Title
March 5, 2009
Six days after winning their conference, the Comets return to battle Saturday as one of 60 teams fighting for the NCAA Division III national men’s basketball title.
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The Comets will play their first game in the championship tournament against Trinity University on Saturday in San Antonio.
Tipoff for the Saturday game has set for 7 p.m. in Trinity’s Bell Athletic Center.
The three-week Division III national tournament culminates in the Final Four Tournament March 20-21 in Salem, Va.
A victory this weekend may put UT Dallas in line to host a “Sweet 16” sectional tournament March 13-14.
The Comets earned the automatic berth in the tournament by winning the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament Sunday with an 82-75 victory over Mississippi College. UT Dallas has made just one prior NCAA Tournament appearance.
UT Dallas will enter the tournament enjoying its best season in the 11-year history of the program. The Comets are 24-4 and have been ranked nationally this season.
UT Dallas’ women’s team, which was also ranked highly this season before finishing 23-5, lost in the quarterfinals of the ASC Championship Tournament and was not selected for an at-large bid in the NCAA national tournament.
The Comets earned a place in the NCAA Division III tournament by winning the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament on Sunday with an 82-75 victory over Mississippi College. (Photo by Doug Fejer)
UT Dallas in the NCAA Tournament
Who: UT Dallas vs. Trinity University
Where: Trinity University's Bell Athletic Center in San Antonio
When: 7 p.m., Saturday, March 7