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Waxahachie, TX

January 1, 2019 | Blake Cochran

The Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) men’s basketball team dropped their first game back from the Christmas break against the University of Texas-Dallas 80-91. UTD is currently 10-3 on the season with a win over the #6 D3 school in the nation, Whitworth .

The Lions led most of the first half and led by as much as six before the Comets took over before the half ended. UTD were led by Dimitrius Underwood and Hans Burtwitz who both had double-doubles on the night; Underwood with 28 points and 15 rebounds and Burtwitz with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Burtwitz also led them with four assists for their total of 10.

SAGU finished the game with five players in double-digits: Josh Kashila (22), Nyk Mason (14), Cameron Hill (13), Mitch McMullen (11), and Darian Davis (10) . Mason also had 11 rebounds and two assists for a double-double. Dareny Sims had five steals and Hill finished with three on the loss. The Lions shot 44% from three on the game but 52.2% from the free-throw line missing 11 of their 23 attempts.

They will be back on the court Thursday, 1/3 when they face Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX at 8 pm followed by Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Guymon, OK on Saturday at 4 pm. WBU is tied for 2nd in the Sooner Athletic Conference and OPSU is currently tied for 9th. SAGU sits in fourth with USAO, SCU, and Texas Wesleyan .

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at

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