The Mavericks have won five of their last seven SBC games and are tied for fifth place at 9-8.
UT Arlington is 13-15 overall and 8-8 in the Sun Belt with two regular-season games left.
UT Arlington is 8-5 at home and in sixth place in the Sun Belt Conference.
UT Arlington takes on the top two Sun Belt teams on this week's final College Park Center homestand.
UT Arlington has won two games of its last three SBC games and is sixth place in the league at 6-7.
Named preseason first-team all-Southland Conference after earning first-team all-SLC honors his junior season... led the league for much of the season in scoring and rebounding.. finished third in the league in scoring (17.1 per game) and led the Southland in rebounding with 7.9 per game... Thomas ranked 15th nationally and second in the league in field goal percentage at .593 (153 of 258)... led the league in free throws made with 173 the second most made in the nation behind UTEP's Omar Thomas' 207... made a free throw in every game played last season and has made at least one free throw in 33 straight games... scored career-high 32 points against Texas-Tyler on Dec. 22... named SLC Player of the Week Jan. 17 and Jan. 31... his 16 made free throws against San Diego were a conference high and his 22 free attempts versus Louisiana-Monroe were the league highs... posted seven double-doubles during season... grabbed career high 14 rebounds at Nicholls State on Jan. 6, 2005... needs 42 rebounds to move into top 10 in career rebounds at UTA... ranked 10th in career blocks with 49... enters senior season 14th on career scoring list with 1,027 points... would move into second in career scoring with 354 points... scored double figures in 23 of 28 games.
As a Sophomore: Named honorable mention all-SLC after ranking 18th in scoring (12.1), tied for 18th in rebounding (5.1) and 19th in free throw percentage (.734).... posted 21 double figure games... became the 21st player in school history to score 30 points in a game with 30 in 85-64 win over Texas-San Antonio on Jan. 10, 2004... posted fourth career double-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds at Texas-Pan American on Nov. 29, 2003... led team in scoring eight times during season... Made 16 of 17 free throws in win over UTSA... 138 made free throws is fourth on all-time single-season list... accepted sixth man role after starting 19 of the first 20 games of the season... averaged 16.0 points per game first 12 games of season and 7.7 per game last 10 games of season... started eight games during the 2002-03 Southland Conference season in place of preseason all-SLC forward Derrick Obasohan.
As a freshman: Scored double figures in first collegiate game -- 10 points at Creighton on Nov. 17, 2002... recorded seven double figure games during the season... played 10 or more minutes in 28 of 29 games... Shot 48.6% from field and would have ranked among SLC's top 12 if had met minimum requirements... averaged 7.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during league play.
High School: Averaged 18.2 points and 9.0 rebounds in 2001-02 for Fort Worth Dunbar High School... named first-team all-state by the Texas High School Coaches Association and was named to the 2002 all-tournament team at the UIL State Tournament... averaged 19.0 points and 10.5 rebounds at the 2002 state basketball tournament... rated as the 26th best player in Texas by Mike Kundstadt's Texas Basketball Review ... named the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's public school Player of the Year as a senior in 2001-02... named to the all-area squad of the Dallas Morning News and earned District 7-4A "MVP" honors as a senior after averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds per game in league play... was the District 7-4A "Newcomer of the Year" as a sophomore, averaging 16.7 points and 11 rebounds per game... a member of the All-Debate Team at Dunbar.
Personal: Born Oct. 26, 1983, is the son of Valerie and Glenn Thomas... related to former TCU basketball standout Vincent Townsend... Majoring in education.