Despite allowing just seven hits and three earned runs, the Mavs fell 3-2 against the Ragin' Cajuns.
UTA recorded seven hits in the game that lasted just over two hours.
The Mavs will square off with the Ragin' Cajuns for the first time since the 2014 SBC Championship game.
The Mavericks will square off with a second-ranked team for the second time this season.
UTA will wrap up the series on Sunday with a 1 p.m. rubber match.
Prior to UT Arlington (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M)