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Men’s basketball ranked 7th in initial NCAA Regional Rankings

COMMERCE– The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball team is ranked seventh in the first NCAA South Central Regional Rankings. The South Central Region consists of the Lone Star, Heartland, and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferences. The NCAA released the rankings Wednesday.

A&M-Commerce is one of six teams from the LSC in the rankings. Tarleton State is ranked first in the region. West Texas A&M is ranked third followed by UT Permian Basin in fourth. Cameron is ranked sixth, and A&M-Kingsville comes in at 10th. The tournament champions of the LSC, HC, and RMAC, as well as five at-large teams, will advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Three of the Lions’ seven losses have come to teams ranked in the top six in the region. A&M-Commerce has wins over WT, Cameron, and CSU-Pueblo and two wins over A&M-Kingsville. The Lions finish the season against Tarleton State, WT, and UTPB, the last two on the road

The Lions are currently 17-7. They are in fourth place in the league with three games remaining on the year, with a record of 9-6 in the LSC. The Lions have their final home game of the season on Thursday when they host regional leader Tarleton State. That game will begin at 7 p.m. at the Field House. The Lions then finish the season with road games against WT and UTPB next week.

NCAA DII South Central Region Rankings
as of February 15, 2017

Pl. School DII Record In-Region
1. Tarleton State 20-3 16-3
2. Colorado Mines 19-3 19-3
3. West Texas A&M 20-6 16-6
4. UT Permian Basin 14-5 14-5
5. Fort Lewis 18-3 18-3
6. Cameron 14-9 14-9
7. A&M-COMMERCE 15-7 14-7
8. Colorado State-Pueblo 17-7 17-7
9. Regis 15-7 13-7
10. A&M-Kingsville 14-9 14-9

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Women’s basketball ranked 6th in initial NCAA Regional Rankings

COMMERCE– The Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team is ranked sixth in the first NCAA South Central Regional Rankings. The South Central Region consists of the Lone Star, Heartland, and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conferences. The NCAA released the rankings Wednesday.

A&M-Commerce is one of four teams from the LSC in the rankings. Eastern New Mexico is ranked second followed by Angelo State in third and West Texas A&M in fourth place. Ranked in the top spot is Colorado State-Pueblo. The tournament champions of the LSC, HC, and RMAC, as well as five at-large teams, will advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Three of the Lions’ seven losses have come to teams ranked in the top three. However, the Lions have also defeated each of the other ranked LSC teams.

The Lions are currently 18-7, getting a win over Tarleton State on Tuesday. They are in fourth place in the league with three games remaining on the year. With 12 conference wins, the Lions have their highest conference win total in program history.

The Lions finish the regular season with three games on the road, starting with Texas Woman’s University on Thursday. That game will begin at 7 p.m. at the Kitty Magee Arena in Denton.

NCAA DII South Central Region Rankings
as of February 15, 2017

Pl. School DII Record In-Region
1. Colorado State-Pueblo 22-1 22-1
2. Eastern New Mexico 17-4 17-4
3. Angelo State 17-4 14-4
4. West Texas A&M 18-6 15-4
5. St. Mary’s 18-5 16-5
6. A&M-COMMERCE 15-7 15-7
7. Regis 16-6 15-6
8. Colorado-Colorado Springs 18-5 18-5
9. Fort Lewis 17-6 17-6
10. Colorado Mesa 16-6 16-6

TRACK

Romero & VanSickle earn weekly honors from Lone Star Conference

RICHARDSON – Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Luis Romero and Alexandra VanSickle have received weekly indoor track & field honors from the Lone Star Conference, as announced by the league office on Wednesday.

Romero has been named the LSC Male Track Athlete of the Week, while VanSickle is the LSC Female Field Athlete of the Week.

Romero – from El Paso’s Montwood HS, and in his final season of eligibility – set the fastest 800m time in the LSC this season with a time of 1:49.38 at the Gorilla Classic. It is the 4th-fastest time in the nation this season. He is the defending national champion in the event.

VanSickle – a sophomore from Winfield (Kan.) HS – set a new indoor school record with the second-longest shot put in the LSC this season. She earned a provisional NCAA qualifying mark with a toss of 47-0.25 (14.33m) at the Gorilla Classic in Pittsburg, Kan.

This achievement caps a successful regular season for the Lions in the indoor portion of the year. In four weeks of LSC indoor track & field awards, A&M-Commerce won five weekly. Romero won twice, and Chase Graham (men’s field) and Jasmine Roberts (women’s field) join VanSickle as weekly winners.

The Lions will aim for titles at the Lone Star Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship this weekend in Alamosa, Colo., at Adams State University’s High Altitude Training Center on Saturday and Sunday.

CLICK HERE for LSC Indoor Track & Field Championship Central

Josh Manck
Director of Athletic Communications | Texas A&M University-Commerce

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