UT Arlington is 3-2 heading into Friday's visit to Montana State.
Tip is 6 p.m. on SEC Network, with local radio coverage on KKGM 1630 AM.
Senior guard Jamel Outler drilled a career-high seven 3-pointers on his way to 26 points.
UT Arlington improved to 2-1 with its second nonconference road win of the season.
The Mavericks are 1-1 going into Thursday night's visit to Grand Canyon in Phoenix.
UT Arlington vs. Kentucky (USATSI)
Before UT Arlington (Illinois State)