Women's Basketball

Lions Dyani Robinson and Juliana Louis are among the student-athletes eyeing postseason success in 2021.
Lone Star Conference

The Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s and women’s basketball teams are looking to bring some excitement to a campus and a fan base that have had less to cheer about, at least in person, in recent months. The COVID-19 pandemic brought the 2019-2020 NCAA Division II sports season to an early end and has put a damper on the current 2020-21 season.

Artaejah Gay and the Lions have returned to winning ways during the 2015-16 season.

With last Saturday's victory over Eastern New Mexico, the Texas A&M University-Commerce women's basketball team assured itself of its first winning season since 2009. KETR's play-by-play announcer Charlie Chitwood discusses this year's Lions in advance of next week's Lone Star Conference tournament.

Lion Women Aim To Keep Improving

Dec 12, 2015
Junior guard Khala Riley looks for an open lane against Baylor.

After a much-improved season, the Texas A&M University-Commerce women’s basketball team looks to continue to improve against a challenging conference.

After going 7-20 two seasons ago, the Lions were able to make a substantial turnaround last season, finishing at 14-14, including an upset win against Cameron University in the first round of the Lone Star Conference Tournament. Now, Head Coach Jason Burton is eager to keep improving in his second year at the helm.

In Commerce, people in the university community knew Aubree Butts and Devin Oliver as friends and classmates. KETR listeners across Northeast Texas knew the two young women as important parts of the backcourt of the Lions basketball team.

UPDATE, 8:40 a.m.- ​The two young women killed in the accident have been identified as Aubree Butts and Devin Oliver. The two young women who survived the wreck are La'Tisha Hearne and Zenobia Winbush. A candelight vigil will be held on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce at Rachel's Garden starting at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night.  University flags are flying at half staff Wednesday as well in honor of the women.

Women's basketball: Cameron and Midwestern State

Feb 5, 2014
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Cameron (9-9, 1-7 LSC) at A&M-Commerce (3-15, 2-7 LSC)

Wednesday - February 5 - 5:30 p.m.

The Field House - Commerce, Texas

A&M-Commerce (3-15, 2-7) at Midwestern State (13-7, 5-4)

Saturday - February 8 - 4 p.m. 

D.L. Liggon Colliseum - Wichita Falls, Texas

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Live Audio: (Charlie Chitwood, play-by-play)

Lions' late run comes up short in Portales

Jan 23, 2014
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Eastern New Mexico used two scoring runs to defeat Texas A&M-University-Commerce 90-76 on Jan. 22 in Portales, N.M. The Zias (6-8, 4-1 Lone Star Conference) started 0-of-10 from the floor before rallying to defeat the Lions (3-12, 2-4).

The knockout punch came in the form of a 20-1 run over a 4:48 span in the second half that allowed the Eastern New Mexico to withstand a 15-2 run by A&M-Commerce over the last 3:56 to get the win.

Lion women falter down stretch in loss to Javelinas

Jan 9, 2014
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Texas A&M University-Commerce had the lead for over 24 minutes versus Texas A&M University-Kingsville, but the Lions could not fend off the Javelinas and fell 76-72 at The Field House on Wednesday night. The Lions fall to 2-10 overall and 1-2 in Lone Star Conference play. The win lifts Kingsville to 6-6 overall and 1-1 in LSC play.

Lions upset Mustangs in overtime

Jan 4, 2014
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A&M-Commerce (2-9, 1-1 LSC) needed overtime to seal a 71-64 upset win over the visiting Mustangs of Midwestern State (9-4, 1-1). The win marks the end of a seven game losing streak for the Lions versus the Mustangs. The Lions did their damage on the defensive end, holding Midwestern State to just 1-20 (5%) from three-point range and a season low 29.3% from the field overall.

Rambelles slip by Lions

Jan 3, 2014
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The Angelo State Rambelles erased a six-point halftime deficit and held off an Texas A&M University-Commerce comeback attempt in the game’s final two minutes to edge the Lions 55-54 in the Lone Star Conference opener for both teams on Thursday at The Field House.

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A&M-Commerce will take on their third Division I team this season when they face the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin on Monday. The Lions will try to make it back-to-back wins after getting their first win of the season last time out versus Ouachita Baptist. The Lions then open up Lone Star Conference play when the calendar turns to 2014 when Angelo and Midwestern State come to The Field House. This season marks the third straight season in which the Lions open up their conference schedule at home.

A&M-Commerce Lions at Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks

Lions top Tigers for first win of the season

Dec 20, 2013
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Texas A&M University-Commerce got their first win of the season over Ouachita Baptist and also recording the program's first ever win over the Tigers. The Lions held the Tigers scoreless from the three-point line in the second half and got 12 second-half points from Danielle Dixon to secure the win.

Overall the Lions held the Tigers to just 3-of-20 from behind the line (15%) and to just 35% shooting overall.

Reddies hold off Lions

Dec 18, 2013
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Texas A&M University-Commerce outshot Henderson State from the two and three-point range, but the Lady Reddies made 22-of-26 their free throws in order to get past the Lions and hand A&M-Commerce their seventh straight loss to open the 2013-14 season.

Lions host Reddies and Tigers

Dec 17, 2013
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The Lions take the floor again after two weeks off after a 28-point loss at Abilene Christian. A&M-Commerce will look to get their first win of the 2013-14 season and snap a seven game losing streak. 

Henderson State Lady Reddies at A&M-Commerce Lions 
Tuesday, December 17 • 5:30 p.m.
The Field House • Commerce, Texas 
Records: Henderson St. (5-2); A&M-Commerce (0-6)

Lions head to Abilene to face former rival

Dec 3, 2013
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The women's basketball team of Texas A&M University-Commerce will try to get their first win in 2013'-14 in a matchup against the team that they last beat in Abilene Christian. The win was in last season's Lone Star Conference Tournament Quaterfinal in Allen with the Lions winning, 80-79. The Lions have a two week break after this game for the end of the fall semester and pick back up on Dec. 17 versus Henderson State at The Field House.  Lions on the Web

Lion women fall to Sam Houston St.

Nov 22, 2013
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Texas A&M University-Commerce held its own for the first 30 minutes against Division I opponent Sam Houston State, but the Bearkats wore down the Lions over the final 10 minutes to notch an 85-64 victory at Johnson Coliseum.

Furious second half rally comes up short as Lions fall 81-79

Nov 15, 2013
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Trailing by double digits midway through the second half, Texas A&M University-Commerce used a fierce rally to pull even with A&M International in the final minute. But a Dustdevil lay-up as the clock struck triple zeros thwarted the comeback attempt as the Lions fell 81-79 in the 2013-14 home opener at the Field House.

Lions Women open up home schedule facing Dustdevils

Nov 14, 2013
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Texas A&M University-Commerce returns to the court at the Field House for the first time in 2013-14, hosting Texas A&M International Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The Lions are seeking their first victory of the season, sitting at 0-3 on the year.

Lions drop 85-83 heartbreaker to Savage Storm

Nov 13, 2013
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Texas A&M University-Commerce took a comfortable 11-point lead into the halftime break, but Southeastern Oklahoma fought its way back in the second half as the Lions' late rally came up short in an 85-83 loss at Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

A&M-Commerce falls to 0-3 on the season while the Savage Storm notch a victory in their season opener, sitting at 1-0.