UT Arlington had its three-game winning streak snapped in falling to 12-8 overall and 6-4 in the Sun Belt.
UTA (12-7, 6-3) also ran its winning streak to three in a row, including a two-game road sweep this weekend.
The Mavericks improved to 11-7 overall and 5-3 in league play, while ULM dropped to 12-7 and 6-2.
The Mavericks lead the all-time series 31-30 with Texas State, having won the last six meetings.
The Mavericks lost the ball a season-high 26 times, leading to a 35-2 deficit in points off turnovers.
UT Arlington vs. Kentucky (USATSI)
Before UT Arlington (Illinois State)