MSU Roundup: November 4

MSU Men's Basketball Comes Up Short at Baylor

After an Elite Eight run last year, Thursday night the 20th-ranked MSU Mustang basketball team got to show what they could do at a Big XII arena.

They were in Waco taking on the #14 Baylor Bears, coming off an Elite Eight run of their own in the Division I Tournament.

The Mustangs looked good early, with Morehead State transfer David Terrell getting a steal and a layup to put MSU up 2-0 early.

Later, Old High grad and Charlie Logan's younger brother Keonte Logan, who transferred from Our Lady of the Lake, got a fast break layup and drew a foul, making the free throw to put MSU up again.

MSU led 52-51 with 8:47 remaining, but the Baylor size advantage had the Mustangs in foul trouble most of the night, and MSU fell 68-59.

Still, it was a very good result for MSU.

"It was a neat environment to play in," MSU coach Grant McCasland said.

"To be fair, they are not a Top 20 team without LaceDarius Dunn and were short-handed in areas, but I liked the toughness on defense and they way we competed against a Big 12 opponent.

"I was proud of the way we worked."

MSU Volleyball Takes Out Tarleton, Clinches 4th

Midwestern State jumped on Tarleton State for the first 12 points in Lone Star Conference action Thursday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.
And the Mustangs used a strong defense and a stellar group attack effort to bury the TexAnns 25-10, 20-25, 25-19, 25-22 to claim their third-straight victory to close the regular season at 15-13 and clinch the No. 4 seed in next week's LSC Championships.
If Tarleton (21-9, 7-6) closes the regular season with a win at Cameron on Saturday, the teams will square off in the opening round of the conference tournament.

MSU Women's Soccer to Face UCO in LSC Tournament

Central Oklahoma blitzed Incarnate Word for two second half to goals to life the Bronchos to a 3-1 win to advance in the Lone Star Conference Championships Friday afternoon at the MSU Soccer Field.

The Bronchos (10-7-1) will face host Midwestern State in the semifinal round Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

Sophomore Summer Grantham collected a loose ball in the middle box to bang in her sixth goal of the season to give Central Oklahoma a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute.

Incarnate Word struck back for the equalizer in the 37th minute on a breakaway goal by Sarah Hernandez for her eighth tally of the campaign to send the match tied 1-1 into the intermission.

Central Oklahoma surged ahead in the 71st minute when Ashton Morris took a through ball from Stephanie Fleig to put the Bronchos up 2-1 before Brittni Walker buried the Cardinals with a flick of Lizzie Merritt's free kick from 30 yards to give UCO a commanding two-goal lead.