Johnny Hill averaged 10.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in 21 games last season.
The Mavericks have plenty to look forward to coming off a 16-15 season.
UT Arlington leads the all-time series 32-30, including a two-game sweep during the regular season.
The Mavericks improved to 15-10 and 9-6 in the Sun Belt Conference after their third win in the last four games.
Lonnie McClanahan has averaged 19.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 3.0 steals in last two games.
UT Arlington vs. Kentucky (USATSI)
Before UT Arlington (Illinois State)