UT Dallas Has a Double Shot at Conference Glory

For the First Time, Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Are Both in the Playoffs

Feb. 23, 2009

In a rare double dip, both UT Dallas basketball teams will be playing in American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament games this weekend after having both won their divisions for the time in history.

Tournament Games

Men’s Team
vs. Sul Ross State


Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.
at the UT Dallas Activity Center


Women’s Team vs.
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor


Feb. 27, 12:30 p.m.
at McMurry University,
Abilene, Texas

In addition, both teams enter the championships in top-seeded positions after finishing their regular seasons with 21-4 overall records.

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.

The Comet men earned the right to host the ASC Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament in the UT Dallas Activity Center after clinching their first-ever outright American Southwest Conference East Division title victory in a 66-59 road win over LeTourneau University on Saturday afternoon.

On the same day, the UT Dallas women won their first American Southwest Conference East Division title with with a 57-44 road win over LeTourneau.

The women finished their regular season with a 21-4 overall record, the best season in the team’s history.  The team’s previous best year was last year, when they were 12-8 in conference play and 16-10 overall.

The UT Dallas women will travel to Abilene on Friday through Sunday, Feb. 27-March 1, for the annual ASC Women's Championship Tournament, to be hosted by McMurry University.

Media Contacts: Bruce Unrue, UT Dallas, (972) 883-6308, [email protected]
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected]

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The UT Dallas men's team in action

Above: Brandon Greene led the Comets with a 12-point game against LeTourneau. Below: Junior Chelsea Edwards celebrates the East Division Championship victory by cutting down the net. (Photos by Doug Fejer)

The UT Dallas women's team celebrates its victory

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