News came at a slow pace this week so sports filled the gap for this post. Men's basketball is continuing their push for wins before the Southland Conference Tournament in March. Their convincing win over Southeastern Louisiana shows exactly what can happen if the team plays as one and doesn't rely on Haynes to pull it out in the second half. The baseball team also had its home opener on Friday, facing off against Dallas Baptist University. After an early lead, the Mavericks' gave up a few home runs late in the game and could not recover. I also shot some tennis, which hasn't happened in years. I think I got some good shots considering I don't know the sport that well.
Senior guard Dwight Gentry lays-up the ball Wednesday during the Mavericks’ 85-73 win over Southeastern Louisiana at Texas Hall. Gentry was 3-of-9 from the field with 11 points, three rebounds and three assists. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Senior forward J.D. Davis fights with Lion center Patrick Sullivan for a loose ball Wednesday during the Mavericks’ victory. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Senior guard Marquez Haynes attempts a layup during the second half of the win. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Junior infielder Jesse Payne dives back to first base as the DBU pitcher tries to pick him off.
Junior infielder Brian Nephew hits a ground ball on Friday during the Mavericks' 13-2 loss to Dallas Baptist at Clay Gould Ballpark.
Junior pitcher Mark Picca throws a pitch during the final innings of the Mavericks' loss to DBU on Friday.
Freshman infielder Preston Beck misses contact with the ball during the ninth inning of the Mavericks' loss.
Junior Brieuc Hamon serves during a doubles match against Wichita State on Friday at the UTA Tennis Center. Hamon and his partner, sophomore Mindaugas Celedinas, lost the match nine games to seven. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)
Sophomore Mindaugas Celedinas returns the ball Friday during a doubles match with Wichita State at the UTA Tennis Center. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)