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ACU Today looks at Division I sports action

Freshman defender Alyssa Gerner battles Meghan Cordero from the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
ACU freshman defender Alyssa Gerner (24) battles Meghan Cordero (9) from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Islanders are one of the Wildcats’ new rivals in the Southland Conference.
Bonus Coverage of the Fall-Winter 2013 issue of ACU Today magazine takes an inside look at the sports action from last semester, the Wildcats’ first as a member of NCAA Division I and the Southland Conference. The online-only version includes 28 extra pages of great photography from football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country and baseball action.
There were overmatches, to be sure. The men’s basketball team led the University of Maryland in the second half before the Terrapins rolled to a win on their home court. Road games with Big East Conference power Xavier and Iowa of the Big Ten Conference were not close. But there were some dramatic moments, including an upset win over Texas Tech University in Moody Coliseum by the women’s volleyball team, a near-upset of TCU in men’s basketball, and the women’s basketball team’s upset of Texas Tech on the Red Raiders’ home court in Lubbock.
This semester is off to a great start as well. The men’s basketball team earned its first home win over a Division I opponent in 30 years last Saturday in Moody when senior guard Parker Wentz’ driving layup in overtime resulted in a goaltending call that defeated the University of Central Arkansas, 73-72. The women’s team is 11-7 overall and currently in third place in the Southland.
The men’s and women’s tennis teams enjoyed big wins this past weekend in single and doubles matches over Harvard, Marquette, Indiana and Oregon in the Indiana University Winter Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. Members of the men’s and women’s track and field teams turned in a number of career bests in the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station last weekend with teams such as Baylor, Texas-Arlington and TCU.
This Saturday’s doubleheader in Moody Coliseum with Sam Houston State University will be broadcast by The women’s game begins at 1 p.m. CST with the men’s game to follow at 3 p.m.

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