BELTON — Desperately needing to break out of a recent funk, Mary Hardin-Baylor used the positive mojo that comes with senior day to post a convincing victory that kept the Crusaders in the thick of the chase for a conference tournament berth.

BELTON — With the Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s team still chasing the American Southwest Conference West Division title while the UMHB men’s squad grinds to earn a spot in the conference tournament, Thursday night’s outcomes against Sul Ross State kept the Lady Crusaders in the hunt but made t…

BELTON — During a pregame ceremony two days after recording his 800th victory as a college coach, Ken DeWeese’s boss presented him with a special basketball commemorating the milestone. His Mary Hardin-Baylor players followed suit by giving him another win — in convincing fashion — to add to…

BELTON — Using frenetic defensive activity to clog passing lanes and quickly pushing the ball up the floor at every opportunity, Mary Hardin-Baylor pressed the issue on both ends of the court against an inexperienced McMurry team that couldn’t keep pace.

BELTON — The Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders answered every Hardin-Simmons run with one of their own to get back into the win column and halt a three-game losing skid, and the Lady Crusaders scratched their way past the Cowgirls for a victory that altered the league standings in an American Sou…

BELTON — With his team down by 16 points with 4½ minutes remaining, Mary Hardin-Baylor coach Mark Morefield had seen all he could handle and pulled all five starters off the floor in favor of a crew of reserves.

BELTON — Mary Hardin-Baylor got a bounce-back victory in the women’s game, the Crusaders followed by picking up steam as they continued to roll, and a 2-for-2 showing in an American Southwest Conference doubleheader Thursday night at Mayborn Campus Center was exactly what UMHB’s programs wer…

BELTON — With the outcome hanging in the balance and 8 seconds showing on the clock, Mary Hardin-Baylor put the ball in the hands of its top scorer and let him go to work.

Sam Moore took an inbounds pass about 90 feet from the basket and dribbled the length of the floor to bank in a leaner with 2 seconds left, lifting UMHB to a 74-72 victory over No. 9 Wisconsin-Platteville to close out the Cru Classic on Saturday night at Mayborn Campus Center.

Eleven days between games can feel like an eternity. Though, according to Mary Hardin-Baylor senior guard Logan Hicks it shouldn’t if responsibilities are handled a certain way.

“We’re basketball players. We are supposed to stay in the gym. So, it really wasn’t a break,” Hicks said. “We were talking in a group chat saying we have to stay in the gym and do our individual things so that when we come back we can put it all together.”

Back in action Friday night for the first time since Dec. 16, Hicks and the Crusaders put together a 65.7 percent shooting performance in the second half and pulled away from Whitman, 107-95, on Day 1 of the annual Cru Classic at Mayborn Campus Center.

BELTON — The first 14 minutes of Monday night’s game were played in a style that suited Mary Hardin-Baylor well enough to build a 19-point lead. But when things devolved into a foul-filled affair devoid of rhythm, Concordia Texas felt right at home as the visitor on the Crusaders’ home floor…