2019 Lone Star Conference Basketball Championship set to begin Thursday


West Texas A&M Basketball battled through the regular season to earn the top seed on both sides of the bracket in the 2019 Lone Star Conference Championship starting on Thursday at Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas.

The Buffs enter the LSC Championship ranked fourth in the country as they went 28-3 overall with a 17-1 mark in conference play to claim the regular season title for the second straight season. The Lady Buffs finished the regular season with an overall record of 25-3 with a 17-3 mark in league action to claim a share of the program's 17thLSC Regular Season Championship with Angelo State.

On the men's side, the Buffs will take on eighth seeded Cameron on Thursday at 6 p.m. inside of the Comerica Center while the Lady Buffs will start their weekend against eighth seeded Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday evening with tipoff set for 6 p.m. in Frisco.

Fans can save $15 off the regular price for all-session passes and avoid fees by making an on-campus advance purchase by March 5th. The all-session ticket grants access to all seven sessions at a reduced rate of $45, the all-session price increases to $60 for those not purchased through LSC schools by March 5. All games will be streamed live free of charge through the LSC's GameCentral portal (http://portal.stretchinternet.com/lonestar).

Comerica Center is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue located at the corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Gaylord Parkway. It is the home practice facility and Executive Offices for the NHL Dallas Stars as well as the home of the Texas Legends basketball team, the NBA G League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks. In addition to hockey and basketball, Comerica Center hosts concerts, family shows, graduation ceremonies, corporate events and many other forms of live entertainment.

LSC MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 7
SESSION ONE
Game 1: 12:00 p.m., 3) Angelo State vs. 6) Texas A&M-Kingsville
Game 2: 2:30 p.m., 2) Texas A&M-Commerce vs. 7) UT Permian Basin

SESSION TWO
Game 3: 6:00 p.m., 1) West Texas A&M vs. 8) Cameron
Game 4: 8:30 p.m., 4) Eastern New Mexico vs. 5) Tarleton State

Saturday, March 9
SESSION FIVE
Game 9: 12:00 p.m., Men Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 10: 2:30 p.m., Men Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Sunday, March 10
SESSION SEVEN
Game 13: 1:00 p.m., Men's Championship: Winner G9 vs. Winner G10


LSC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Friday, March 8
SESSION THREE
Game 5: 12:00 p.m., 3) Tarleton State vs. 6) Midwestern State
Game 6: 2:30, 2) Angelo State vs. 7) Texas Woman's

SESSION FOUR
Game 7: 6:00, 1) West Texas A&M vs. 8) Texas A&M-Kingsville
Game 8: 8:30, 4) Eastern New Mexico vs. 5) Texas A&M-Commerce

Saturday, March
SESSION SIX
Game 11: 6:00, Women Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8
Game 12: 8:30, Women Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

Sunday, March 10
SESSION SEVEN
Game 14: 3:30, Women's Championship: Winner G11 vs. Winner G12

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