Cross lauded the effort, competitiveness of JC transfer Davion Turner.
UTA receives national recognition for academic success.
Bilbao, Charles, Jones and Pope set for their next chapter with recent decisions.
UTA hosts CSU Bakersfield 8 p.m. Wednesday in Arlington.
Postgame notes following the Mavs' NIT victory over Akron
A selection of photos from the 2017 UTA All Sports Banquet in College Park Center.
MBB: UTA vs. Texas State
MBB: UTA vs. Coastal Carolina
Photos from the UTA men's basketball team's win at Appalachian State.
Photos from the UTA men's basketball team's contest at Troy - Courtesy of Chris Davis & Troy Athletics.
AS A SENIOR (2016-17 - as of Mar. 6): Started the first 32 games of the season before suffering a season-ending hand injury late in the Sun Belt Championship quarterfinals against Coastal Carolina ... averaged 12.4 points and 4.1 rebounds in 26.0 minutes per game ... second on the team in scoring ... registered five 20+ point games with a high of 23 points in the season opener against Texas Southern and twice against ULM ... reached double figures in 9 of the first 10 games of the season ... scored 21 points in a win over Louisiana, and 20 the victory over Little Rock ... grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds against Mount Saint Mary's and 6 at Fordham, Texas State and Coastal Carolina ... played 33 minutes in the season opener against Texas Southern and the home win over Little Rock ... tied the program record for 3-point percentage, going 4-for-4 from behind the arc at ULM ... earned Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll honors.
AS A JUNIOR (2015-16): Appeared in all 35 games, starting all but one … Ranked first among regular UTA starters and 15th in the conference with 13.2 average points a game … 9th in the league with an 80.8% free throw percentage and 46% from the field was 14th… Averaged 25.1 minutes a game … 5.2 rebounds a game were ranked 16th in the Sun Belt and 1.9 average offensive rebounds were 13th … Jones nailed a 3-pointer with 9.5 seconds remaining in overtime to defeat Louisiana at CPC on Feb. 18.
PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON (MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE): As a sophomore at McLennan CC, played in 31 games, averaging 13 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game … Shot 50.2 percent from the field, 74.2 percent from the free-throw line and 30.5 from 3-point land … Scored in double figures in 22 of his 31 games … Team finished 28-3 with a No. 7 ranking in the final 2013-14 NJCAA poll … Received Conference Newcomer of the Year … Earned first-team All-Conference recognition.
PRIOR TO MCLENNAN: A 2013 graduate of Cedar Hill High School ... played for coach Tim Thomas ... earned all-district honors as a junior and senior … Led the district in scoring as a senior ... played AAU for Next Generation Texas.
PERSONAL: Son of Reggie and Sharla Jones ... has one older brother, Jaren ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies ... post basketball career interests include owning a business ... lists Julian Randle as the best player he's faced ... one of his favorite things about UTA is playing in College Park Center ... favorite class at UTA has been african-american studies ... calls Dr. Safisha Hill one of his favorite professors because of her dedication and care for each student.
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