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UTA Shorthorn releases 2017-18 basketball preview

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ARLINGTON, Texas - The 2017-18 basketball season is just 10 days away from tipping off and UTA's student publication, The Shorthorn, released its annual preview of the men and women's squads in a special edition release.

Basketball programs elevate conference standing, By Arianna Vedia
After the success of the men's and women's basketball teams last season, UTA was two points away from winning the 2016-17 Bubas Cup despite having a disadvantage in four sports. (Read more at TheShorthorn.com)

Memories of Texas Hall linger for some, By Ian Tuttle
Five years after hosting its final basketball game, Texas Hall is still remembered by people who were there for its quirks. (Read more at TheShorthorn.com)

Men's Basketball Previews: 

Mavericks shoot for chance at Big Dance, By Selby Lopez
In preseason men's basketball power rankings by SB Nation, the Mavericks are projected to earn a second consecutive Sun Belt Conference regular-season title. (Read more at TheShorthorn.com)

Starting duo gear up for final season, By Arianna Vedia
Erick Neal and Kevin Hervey have been branded as one of the best mid-major duos in the country by some college basketball analysts. (Read more at TheShorthorn.com)

Blue is the new black for head coach, By Selby Lopez
On Jan. 21, 2016, the men's basketball team hosted Arkansas State University at College Park Center. Both teams were coming off losses, and the Mavericks were a half game behind the Red Wolves in the standings. Head coach Scott Cross put on his blue blazer - a gift from his parents - and steered the Mavericks to a 91-64 victory. (Read more at TheShorthorn.com)

Mavs build strength through perseverance, by Arianna Vedia
From Sept. 26-30, the men's basketball team conducted its annual five-day military-style preseason boot camp. During those five days, the team fought through adversity to build physical and mental strength. (Read more at TheShorthorn.com)

Maverick score players with grit, talent, By Jayla Jones
New players, new skill sets and new chances. The men's basketball team has acquired eight newcomers for the 2017-18 season. (Read more at TheShorthorn.com)

Women's Basketball Previews:

Team shoots for success after breakout season, By Ian Tuttle
Coming off a 22-win season, the Lady Mavericks are striving for greater heights for the 2017-18 season. The team finished second in the Sun Belt Conference and earned a postseason bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament. (Read more at TheShorthorn.com)

Lady Mavs add 7 new players to roster, By Ian Tuttle
With a new season around the corner, the 2017-18 Lady Mavericks will have seven new faces at College Park Center, featuring four transfer students and three freshmen. (Read more at TheShorthorn.com)

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