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.
Lonnie McClanahan had 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the 70-61 road win.
The Mavericks (13-9, 7-5) lead the Bobcats (11-11, 5-8) in the league standings.
UTA coach Scott Cross won his 150th career game and the Mavericks ended a two-game losing streak.
UT Arlington vs. Kentucky (USATSI)
Before UT Arlington (Illinois State)