Postgame notes following the Mavs' overtime win over Texas State.
UTA men's basketball welcomes Mountaineers to College Park Center
UTA plays at Georgia Southern Saturday at 4 p.m. (CST) in Statesboro.
Postgame notes following UTA's home victory over South Alabama
Mavericks hope to improve their 33-4 home record over the last 3 seasons.
Named first-team all-Southland Conference... was third Maverick in last 10 seasons to be named to the first-team squad... ranked 11th in the SLC in scoring (13.2), ninth in rebounding (6.8), second in field-goal percentage (.626) and second in blocked shots (2.0)... needs 179 points to reach the 1,000-point club and 201 to move into 15th place in career scoring at UTA... career .603 field-goal percentage ranks fourth in program history... has 10 career double-doubles... will move into 15th place in career rebounding with 56 rebounds... career leader with 111 blocked shots.
One of only six Mavericks to appear in 30 games as a sophomore, starting 19 of them...Finished second in the SLC with a .614 field goal percentage, and ninth in block shots, averaging 1.00 a contest...Led the team with 20 dunks on the season...Notched the fourth-highest Maverick rebound total in a victory over Texas-Permian Basin with a career-high 22 boards to go along with a career-high 23 points...Recorded his second double-doubles of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds at TCU...Went 5-of-5 from the field for 10 points in the Mavericks' 94-91 OT victory over San Diego...Scored 18 points versus Radford and 19 points against New Mexico on his way to being named to the All-Tournament team at the Comcast Lobo Invitational...Tallied his third double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds in a victory over Nicholls State...Came off of the bench to score 18 points to help the Mavericks clinch a postseason berth.
As a freshman made an immediate impact on the Mavs' roster with seven double-figure games in his first month as a collegiate player ... Had first double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds in second game of career against Texas-Permian Basin on Nov. 20, 2004 ... Had 10 points and 12 rebounds against Lamar on Feb. 12, 2005 ... Made first start at New Mexico State on Nov. 24, 2004 ... Led Mavs with 23 blocks during season.
Griffin averaged 14.5 points, 15.7 rebounds and 6.0 blocks per game to lead the Sterling Raiders to an 18-12 record ... He led the greater Houston area in rebounding at 15.7 per game ... Griffin was ranked No. 15 in the state by Mike Kunstadt's Texas Basketball Review, No. 22 by Texas Roundball Magazine and 13th in the Recruiter's Cheat Sheet after averaging 16.0 points, 17.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a junior off a Sterling High School team that finished 15-15 ... He was named first-team all-District 22-4A as a junior and senior, was named to the second-team all-Greater Houston Preseason squad prior to his senior season ... Ranked nationally (356) by Hoopscooponline.com ... Griffin played for the Amateur Athletic Union's (AAU) Houston Hoops squad during the summer.
Born Aug. 31, 1986, in Houston, Texas ... Son of Gloria Little ... Majoring in broadcast communication.
Griffin averaged 14.5 points, 15.7 rebounds and 6.0 blocks per game for the Sterling Raiders to an 18-12 record... he led the greater Houston area in rebounding at 15.7 per game... Griffin was ranked No. 15 in the state by Mike Kunstadt's Texas Basketball Review and No. 22 by Texas Roundball Magazine after averaging 16.0 points, 17.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a junior last season off a Sterling High School team that finished 15-15... he was named first-team all-District 22-4A as a junior and senior was named to the second-team all-Greater Houston Preseason squad prior to his senior season... ranked nationally (356) by Hoopscooponline.com... Griffin played for the Amateur Athletic Union's (AAU) Houston Hoops squad during the summer.
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