BELTON — Kyle Wright spent his high school career and one year at Texas A&M-Texarkana trying to be the top scorer on the floor, and then he came to Mary Hardin-Baylor and had a decision to make.

Should scoring continue to be his primary focus? Or, should he rebuild himself into a defensive stalwart and glue guy for a UMHB program already stocked with scorers?

The 5-foot-10 lightning-quick guard eventually chose the latter, and he and the Crusaders have been the better for it.

BELTON — Three days after the disappointment of falling in the semifinals of its conference tournament, Mary Hardin-Baylor’s spirits received a big boost Monday when it received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

And as an added bonus, the Crusaders will be on their home floor for the event’s opening weekend for the second straight year.

BELTON — Mary Hardin-Baylor’s bid to win the American Southwest Conference tournament title on its home floor for a second straight year came to a crashing halt Friday night, when fourth-seeded Hardin-Simmons took advantage of the Crusaders’ cold shooting to stun top-seeded UMHB 78-71 in a s…

BELTON — Mary Hardin-Baylor won the American Southwest Conference tournament on its home floor last year and is brimming with confidence while facing the same opportunity this weekend.

But as Crusaders coach Clif Carroll knows, too much of a good thing isn’t always, well, good.

BELTON — In a contest filled with runs, it was third-seeded Mary Hardin-Baylor that went on the game-deciding surge in the fourth quarter to knock out sixth-seeded Concordia Texas 78-64 on Tuesday night at Mayborn Campus Center in a first-round game of the women’s American Southwest Conferen…

BELTON — Facing an Ozarks team that can look out of control at times, Mary Hardin-Baylor didn’t get caught up in its opponent’s helter-skelter style of play and shut down the Eagles on Saturday afternoon for its third consecutive victory.