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After torching BYU last night with 21 points and 10 assists, his second double double to open the season, Erick Neal received significant praise from the Cougars' head coach Dave Rose after the game.

"A big, big key to that team is their little point guard.  I mean, he's as good as any point guard we've played against. I mean, I'm talking about Jeff Teague and some of these dudes that have come in here. This guy can get to where his team needs him to get and then deliver the ball." - BYU head coach Dave Rose

The NCAA's official website is a great resource for news, statistics and championship information for every Division I sport.  In the last few years they have also become more editorially-focused, generating numerous interesting feature stories and opinion pieces  - especially around the sports of men and women's basketball.

Today, the site posted a story on various "need to know" items for college basketball fans.  Item No. 4 on the list was a highlight for fans to "keep an eye" on the UTA at BYU game this Saturday.


Last weekend, veteran local radio personality Roger Emrich wore the headsets to call the Maverick men's basketball team's season opening victory over Loyola Marymount for the first of 30 ESPN3 men and women's basketball productions from College Park Center.  In preparation for the game, Roger came out to a UTA practice and recorded an interesting podcast with UTA head coach Scott Cross.

Click here to listen

UTA returns to action Saturday in its first road game of the season when it travels to Provo, Utah to face BYU.  The 8:30 p.m. (CST) game will be televised live by BYUtv and streamed on ESPN3 (WatchESPN.com) and BYUtv.org.

Following a road game at Alabama and a pair of games in Buffalo, N.Y., the Mavericks return to College Park Center on Monday, Nov. 27 in the first of three straight home games.  For a complete schedule and ticket information, click here.

Thanks to UTA's longstanding, eagle-eye senior administrator John Mocek for pointing out that five of the Maverick men's basketball program's 13 non-conference games are against opponents ranked among the top 100 in today's Sagarin College Basketball Ratings:

Creighton - 33  (road - Dec. 18)
Alabama - 39  (road - Nov. 21)
BYU - 58  (road - Nov. 18)
UNI - 81  (road - Dec. 7)
FGCU - 92  (home - Dec. 9)

UTA is ranked 110 by Sagarin and 114 in today's Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings.

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UTA pitcher Reid Petty is currently participating in a NCAA Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., as part of his involvement in the Sun Belt and UTA's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Emily Acrement profiled Petty for UTAMavs.com. 

Saturday's UTA at BYU men's basketball game will be televised live by BYUtv, which is available as a free channel on most cable systems throughout the United States.  The game is also, reportedly, going to be available live via ESPN3 on WatchESPN.com or the WatchESPN app.

To find BYUtv, here are a few options:

Directv: Channel 374
Dish Network: Channel 9403
Charter Spectrum (D-FW Area): Channel 465

BYUtv also offers live HD TV and on-demand programming via its digital platform, which includes apps for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, and Windows Mobile.

UTA's Student-Athlete Advisory Council is incredibly active in the Arlington and DFW community. Evidence of how much the Mavs care was on display on Saturday as members of the SAAC, including the entire softball team and athletes from track and field and tennis, participated as buddies in the Miracle League, an amazing organization that provides handicapped children an opportunity to participate in baseball. In addition, the SAAC had members visit the Cook Children's Hospital on Saturday to brighten some days! 



With volleyball home games coming to end, here is your last chance to see the Mavericks in action this season at the CPC. Also with Homecoming just around the corner, come out to see both the men and women's basketball teams open their regular season starting with Saturday's doubleheader.

VB - Friday vs. ULM (6:30 p.m.): Military Appreciation

- Military members get free admission

- 500 free military ribbon magnets will be given out


MBB/WBB Homecoming 2017 (Doubleheader)

WBB Saturday vs. Incarnate Word (2:30 p.m.)

MBB Saturday vs. Loyola Marymount (7 p.m.)

- Check out the Homecoming schedule at the Official Home of UTA Homecoming

- Bring your ticket stub to the volleyball match on Nov. 12 for free admission

VB - Sunday vs. Louisiana (1 p.m.): Senior Day

- Honoring our senior volleyball players

- Bring your basketball ticket stub from Nov. 11 for free admission


WBB - Monday vs. Oral Roberts (7 p.m.): Beat Hunger

- Donate three cans of food for free admission

- Cans will be collected at the Box Office in exchange for complimentary ticket

Women's basketball coach Krista Gerlich answered questions from the media today as UTA held its annual Media Day at College Park Center

UTA men's coach Scott Cross and women's coach Krista Gerlich conducted press briefings today to preview the upcoming season.  Check out video of Coach Cross' session with local media.


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