WT Lady Buffs advance to the Elite Eight

On March 17, West Texas A&M women’s basketball team defeated Colorado Mesa 59-56 in the South Central Regional Final at the First United Bank Center in Canyon. With the win, the Lady Buffs advance to their fifth Elite Eight in program history. The crowd attendance set a season high at 3,365, in what was a…

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Slaughter’s Sports Talk

The odds of creating a perfect NCAA College Basketball bracket range in 1 to 9,000,000,000,000,000,000. Yes, you read that correct that is 18 zeros. When Warren Buffet and Quicken Loans set out a billion dollar cash prize for creating a perfect bracket, there wasn’t much to worry about. However, the 9.2 “quintillion” probability didn’t stop…

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Lady Buffs reach NCAA regional final

On March 14, the NCAA South Central Regional Tournament kicked off with the top-seeded West Texas A&M Lady Buffs advancing past the St. Edward’s Hilltoppers, 90-72. On March 15, the semifinal game of the tournament regional saw the Lady Buffs come out of the gate in the second half with a bang while tying together…

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Ladies defeat Zias

On March 1, the West Texas A&M women’s basketball team defeated Eastern New Mexico University 86-58 in the regular season finale. The Lady Buffs finished the regular season strong with a 24-2 overall record and 15-1 in conference action. The Lady Buffs had all five starters in double figures, as well as having two double-doubles…

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Buffs Basketball tumble down stretch

Stumbling down the stretch proved fatal to the West Texas A&M Buffalo men’s basketball team as the #3 ranked Texans of Tarleton State outlasted the Buffs at the Wisdom Gym in Stephenville 81-68, on Feb. 15 while the same ailments helped the Lions of Texas A&M-Commerce steal a 84-83 victory from the Buffs on Feb…

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Lady Buffs basketball clinch title share

Last week proved to be an exciting week in Lady Buffs women’s basketball, as they went on to defeat the Midwestern State Mustangs in overtime 88-77 on Feb. 12 before returning to Canyon to host Cameron on Feb. 15. WTAMU easily defeated Cameron by shooting efficiently and being aggressive on defense. With these victories, WT…

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Buffs Basketball splits with LSC rivals

On Feb. 5, turnovers were the West Texas A&M Buffaloes’ Achilles heel as they fell to the Angelo State Rams 69-47 at the First United Bank Center in Canyon, before earning their tenth win of the season on Feb. 8 as they defeated the Javelinas of Texas A&M-Kingsville 58-51 at Kingsville. The Buffs started strong,…

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Lady Buffs roll onward

The No. 5 West Texas A&M Lady Buffs continued their 2013-14 season by defeating Angelo State 95-56 and Texas A&M Kingsville 81-70 on Feb. 5 and Feb. 8, respectively. On Feb. 5, the Lady Buffs cruised against the Rambelles at the First United Bank Center in Canyon. WTAMU came out strong, scoring the first 11…

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Lady Buffs winning streak continues

The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs extended their winning streak to 11 games as they defeated Texas Women’s University 81-65, and Eastern New Mexico University 82-54, on Jan. 25 and Feb. respectively. The Lady Buffs have matched their best start since the 2009-2010 campaign by being 8-0 in LSC league play and 17-1 overall. On…

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Clean up after games

Basketball games: fans attend them but some do not stop and think about what goes on after a game. Since 2002, these games have been held at the First United Bank Center, also known as the FUB. The 77,000 square foot building is cleaned top to bottom by four or five people in less than…

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