Brackets Set for LSC Hoops Tournament

The opponents have been determined for the top-seeded Midwestern State Mustangs in the Lone Star Conference Tournament in Allen.
On the women's side, the LSC co-champion Mustangs face eighth seeded Eastern New Mexico on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in quarterfinal action.
The LSC Champion Mustangs men play in the same session as the women facing No. 8 seed Texas A&M-Commerce in the quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The winner of the women's game faces the winner of Thursday's No. 4 Tarleton State and No. 5 Incarnate Word game on Friday at 6 p.m.
The winner of the men's game takes on the winner of Thursday's No. 4 Incarnate Word vs. No. 5 Texas A&M-Kingsville contest on Friday at 8:30.
The LSC Tournament championship games are set for Saturday, with the women's game at 6:00 and the men to follow at 8:30.
On the opposite side of the bracket for the women, co-champ and second seeded Abilene Christian meets seventh seeded Texas A&M-Commerce on Wednesday and No. 3 seed West Texas A&M faces No. 6 seed Angelo State on Thursday.
The other side of the men's bracket finds No. 2 seed Cameron against No. 7 seed West Texas A&M on Wednesday and third seeded Tarleton State against sixth seeded Eastern New Mexico on Thursday.
Tickets for the tournament at the Allen Event Center are available online at or at the gate.  All session tickets are $60, while individual session tickets are $15 with student tickets going for $10.

Lone Star Conference Men's Basketball Championship

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Game 2: 2:30, No. 2 Cameron vs. No. 7 West Texas A&M


Game 4: 8:30, No. 1 Midwestern State vs. No. 8 Texas A&M-Commerce

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Game 6: 2:30, No. 3 Tarleton State vs. No. 6 Eastern New Mexico


Game 8: 8:30, No. 4 Incarnate Word vs. No. 5 Texas A&M-Kingsville

Friday, March 8, 2013


Game 10: 2:30, Men Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 6


Game 12: 8:30, Men Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 8

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Game 14: 8:30, Men's Championship: Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 12

Lone Star Conference Women's Basketball Championship

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Game 1: Noon, No. 2 Abilene Christian vs. No. 7 Texas A&M-Commerce
Game 3: 6:00, No. 1 Midwestern State vs. No. 8 Eastern New Mexico

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Game 5: Noon, No. 3 West Texas A&M vs. No. 6 Angelo State
Game 7: 6:00, No. 4 Tarleton State vs. No. 5 Incarnate Word

Friday, March 7, 2013
Game 9: Noon, Women Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 5
Game 11: 6:00, Women Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 7

Saturday, March 8, 2013
Game 13: 6:00, Women's Championship: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 11

W. Golf: Klutts Wins Title at Desert Classic; Mustangs Take Second

Midwestern State senior Taylor Klutts sank a five-foot putt on her final hole to win her first collegiate tournament as an individual as she claimed the medalist honors at the Las Vegas Desert Classic on Monday at the Revere Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.
Klutts shot a final round 5-over-par 78 for a tournament total of 13-over 157, one stroke better than teammate Kendra Whittley and Kelly Hartigan of Grand Valley State (Mich.).
"I am so proud of Taylor coming through," said MSU coach Jeff Ray.  "She's been second a couple of times in her career and she held on for the win."
Whittley matched Klutts 5-over 78 in the final round.
However, the Mustangs slipped as a team for a 321 total on the par 72, 5964 yard Concord Course on Monday and finish at 642, four strokes behind Grand Valley State's 638 after a 310 in the final round.
"While we did well up top, we didn't get the other scoring we needed," said Ray. "It's hard to believe we all had a bad day at the same time, but that's golf.  We felt like we gave it away."
Lindsay Burkhart, who shot an 83 in the final round to tie for 11th at 165, had the highlight of the day.  The senior posted the first competition hole-in-one in program history when she aced the par 3, 140-yard fifth hole with a 6-iron.
Lauren Romines also tied for 11th at 165 after posting an 85 on Monday.  Sophomore Brenna Moore put up an 82 and finished tied for 20th at 169.
MSU is in action again March 18-19 when they host the MSU Invitational at the Wichita Falls Country Club.

M. Golf: Oland Ties for 1st, Mustangs Finish 2nd

Midwestern State sophomore Derek Oland fired a 1-under-par 71 in the final round to tie for the individual title at the Las Vegas Desert Classic, hosted by Missouri-St. Louis, at the Revere Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.
Oland finished with a 6-over-par 150 for the tournament.
"Derek's quite a player," said MSU coach Jeff Ray.  "He played well today."
As a team, the Mustangs posted a 302 in the final round of the weather-shortened 36-hole tournament at the par 72, 7146 yard Lexington Course.
However, West Florida took advantage of the calmer winds on Monday to fire a 296 as a team to edge MSU 611 to 612.
"We didn't play badly, West Florida really came out strong," Ray added.
The Mustangs got a pair of 4-over 76s from freshmen Santiago Gomez and Ian Gallagher.  Gomez finished at 9-over 153, while Gallagher totaled 11-over 155.
Antonio Herran, who led after the first round with a 75, followed with a 5-over 79 to finish at 10-over 154.  Jeremy LeGuen added an 85 to finish the tournament at 170.
The Mustangs are in action again March 11-12 when they travel to Dardanelle, Ark., to playing the Falconer Classic at the Chamberlyne Country Club.