UT Arlington finished 33-26 after winning 17 of their final 20 games and reached the SBC championship.
UT Arlington was nipped by top-seeded Louisiana 6-5 in the Sun Belt Championship finale.
UTA has won nine games in a row heading into its meeting with Arkansas State.
UT Arlington defeated Arkansas State 8-7 in Saturday's semifinal round to advance.
The Mavericks (31-25) will face No. 6 Troy (25-30) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Stanky Field.