Above photo by Russell Marwitz/True To The Cru
3 p.m. CT, Richardson, Texas (UTD Activity Center)
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No. 15 UMHB (16-2, 13-0 ASC)
UMHB Projected Starting Five
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About the Cru: No. 15 in the country, and still perfect in ASC play, UMHB has been on a roll since its last loss on Nov. 26 to Colorado College. In its 13 conference games, the Crusaders have shot a league-best 43.3 percent from the field, and 30.6 percent from beyond the arc. Additionally, the Cru has been tremendously successful on the boards, averaging 7.1 more rebounds per game than its opponents, with guard Arieona Rosborough tallying 2.9 offensive rebounds per contest in conference play, the best mark in the ASC. UMHB has four Top 25 wins on its resume, one of which came when it last battled UTD, ranked No. 18 at the time of the Dec. 16 game. The Cru leads the ASC standings by 2.5 games.
UT-Dallas (10-4, 9-2 ASC)
UT-Dallas Projected Starting Five
About the Comets: Under the direction of head coach Polly Thomason, in her 17th year, UTD has been one of the ASC’s most consistent programs. The Comets have appeared in each of the last four NCAA Tournaments, and won the conference title four times since 2013. With a hard-nosed defensive attack, UTD allows just 58.1 points per game on average, and has tallied a league-best 11.6 steals per game. The Comets have been on the road for their last four games since Jan. 20, and are 5-2 at home this season. Paris Kiser has been an offensive force for UTD, ranking third in the ASC in points per game (16.5). The Comets received votes in this week’s D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll.
Did you know? The last time UMHB played an ASC opponent on a Sunday was March 2, 2014, when the Cru battled UT-Tyler in the conference tournament championship.