Jul 17 -- HSU Womens Basketball Named Top D-III Team in
The Hardin-Simmons University womens basketball
team was named the top Division III team in the nation in the Womens
Basketball Coaches Associations Academic Top 25 on Monday. The
Cowgirls had a team grade point average of 3.664. Only one other team
in the nation at any level, Division Is South Dakota State
(3.693), had a higher GPA.
May 21 -- UTD's Baker Chosen for NCAA National Leadership
Baker of American Southwest Conference member University of Texas at
Dallas has been chosen to attend the NCAA National Leadership
Conference, to be held May 27-31 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Baker
(Copperas Cove, Texas), who completed her junior season as an
all-division basketball player for the ASC Championship Tournament
participant Comets this past winter, was one of 355 student-athletes
selected from a pool of 1,316 by a national committee.
Apr 9 -- ASC Represented on National, Regional Basketball Awards
12 student-athletes and one head coach from mens
and womens basketball teams in the ASC earned prestigious honors
this season on either the national or regional level by coaches
associations and media. Five players were cited for All-America
citations, two were named Jostens Trophy Finalists and one was named
regional player of the year.
Mar 9 -- Basketball Seasons Come To End for Miss. College Men,
Howard Payne Women
The No. 3-ranked Mississippi College men and the No.
2-ranked Howard Payne women, the last two American Southwest
Conference basketball teams remaining in NCAA tournament play, each
dropped their respective sectional games on Friday night. MC fell
81-55 to host and No. 4 Virginia Wesleyan in Norfolk, Va., while HPU
dropped a 47-44 decision to Puget Sound in Decorah, Iowa. MC wrapped
up its season with a 27-3 record the second best finish in
school history. HPU capped its run at a program-record mark of 28-2.
Both the Choctaws and Lady Jackets were ASC champions.
Complete Box Scores
Mar 4 -- Remaining ASC Basketball Teams Hitting the Road
The No. 3-ranked Mississippi College men and the No.
2-ranked Howard Payne women will both be hitting the road for
sectional action in their respective NCAA Division III basketball
championship tournaments. MC (27-2) will travel to Norfolk, Va., to
face host and fourth-ranked defending national champion Virginia
Wesleyan (25-4) on Friday in a four-team bracket that also includes
No. 19 Guildford College and Lincoln College (20-8). HPU (28-1) will
travel to Decorah, Iowa, and open against Puget Sound (23-6) on
Friday. The other teams dueling will be host and No. 25-ranked Luther
(24-4) and No. 11 Washington-St. Louis (22-5).
Mar 3 -- No. 2 Howard Payne Women Cruise in Front of Record
The second-ranked Howard Payne Lady Jackets defeated
Chapman University in the second round of the NCAA Division III Womens
Basketball Championship tournament on Saturday in front of an all-time
record crowd of 4,356 at Brownwood Coliseum. The fan total passed the
mark of 4,001 set by UW-Oshkosh and Mount Union in the 1996 national
title game. HPU and McMurry broke the regular season attendance record
(3,650) in the ASC title game last weekend.
No. 12 McMurry Women Bow Out of NCAA Tournament
No. 12-ranked McMurry closed to within four points of
Puget Sound with three minutes remaining in the first round NCAA
Division III women's basketball national tournament, but McMurry could
not get any closer and dropped a 69-57 decision to the Loggers. The
2007 ASC tournament finalists ended their season at 24-5.
ASC Teams Ready to Begin NCAA Tournament
Four basketball teams from the American Southwest
Conference are set to begin play in the NCAA national tournament. On
the mens side, No. 3-ranked Mississippi College will host a
four-team field that also includes fellow ASC member Mary
Hardin-Baylor. Games are Friday. On the womens side, No. 2
Howard Payne received the only first-round bye in the entire field and
will play host to Chapman on Saturday. No. 12 McMurry plays at Puget
Sound on Friday.
2007 ASC Women's Basketball Championship: Howard Payne Prevails
to Win Title
Meia Daniels and third-ranked Howard Payne prevailed
49-40 over No. 10 McMurry to claim the American Southwest Conference
womens basketball championship on Sunday afternoon in front of
3,850 fans at Brownwood Coliseum. West Division top seed HPU (27-1)
won its second conference title in three years, while McMurry (24-4),
the second seed from the West and the only team to have beaten the
Lady Jackets this season, was denied a chance at back-to-back titles.
Daniels, a 5-8 junior guard, was named the tournaments Most
Valuable Player after averaging 22 points, seven rebounds and 3.7
steals over HPUs three wins.
Feb 24 -- 2007 ASC Women's Basketball Championship Semifinals:
No. 3 Howard Payne, No. 10 McMurry Set for Wild West Showdown for ASC
No. 3 Howard Payne and No. 10 McMurry -- both West
Division teams -- prevailed on Saturday in the semifinals of the
American Southwest Conference Womens Basketball Championship at
Brownwood Coliseum and will square off at 2 p.m. Sunday for the
conference championship. McMurry, the defending ASC champion, is the
only team that has defeated HPU this season -- a 61-60 decision on
January 27. However, the Lady Jackets collected a 72-55 home victory
over McMurry one week later. Each team hasnt dropped a game
since those losses.
Feb 23 -- 2007 ASC Women's Basketball Championship:
Nationally-Ranked Teams Live Up to Billing on First Day
All three nationally-ranked West Division teams
host Howard Payne, McMurry and Hardin-Simmons held steady on
Friday in the opening round of the eight-team, single elimination
American Southwest Conference Womens Basketball Championship
Tournament at Brownwood Coliseum. East Texas Baptist, which began
receiving votes in the latest D3hoops.com national poll, was the only
East Division squad to claim a victory.
Feb 22 -- Mary Hardin-Baylors Guyden, Mississippi Colleges
Kennedy Named Jostens Trophy Finalists
UMHB's Guyden, MC's Kennedy Named Jostens Trophy
Finalists Mary Hardin-Baylor senior guard Kevin Guyden and Mississippi
College senior forward Lacey Kennedy have been named one of 10
finalists for the 2007 Jostens Trophy, an award honoring the most
outstanding mens and womens basketball player at the NCAA
Division III level.
Feb 20 -- ASC Weekly Basketball Reports
weekly reports cover ASC men's and women's basketball action. Player
spotlights, team capsules, and more. They're in PDF. ASC
Championship Tournament information is included.
Basketball Weekly Report
Feb 17 -- Third-Ranked Howard Payne Set to Host ASC Womens
Basketball Championship Tournament
Howard Payne University lost just one regular season
game and posted a league mark of 20-1 to claim the American Southwest
Conference West Division crown and the right to host the 2007 ASC
Womens Basketball Championship Tournament beginning on Friday
and lasting through Sunday.
Oct 18 -- Texas-Tyler, Hardin-Simmons Predicted to Rise Above
Crowd at Top for Womens Basketball Division Championships
University of Texas at Tyler and Hardin-Simmons
University have been predicted to narrowly win the 2006-07 American
Southwest Conference East and West Division womens basketball
titles, respectively, after a vote of each the divisions head
coaches and sports information directors as well as selected media
members. Head coach Terri Deikes Texas-Tyler Patriots received
the Easts top nod by a single point over Mississippi College,
while only three points separated head coach Shanna Briggs
Hardin-Simmons Cowgirls from McMurry in the West.
Oct 18 -- -Tyler's Stanley, McMurry's Richardson Named Preseason
Players of Year
University of Texas at Tyler guard Sarah Stanley and
McMurry University post Tarra Richardson have received 2006-07
American Southwest Conference preseason player of the year honors out
of the East and West Division, respectively, after a vote of each
divisions head coaches and sports information directors as well
as selected media members.