Postgame notes following UTA's dramatic victory at Texas State
UTA hoping to make it 3 straight victories against the Warhawks.
The Sun Belt's top two offenses set for a showdown Thursday night in College Park Center.
Postgame notes following the Mavs' victory at Arkansas State.
UTA to face Little Rock Thursday in Arkansas state capital
Ranked among the SLC leaders in field-goal percentage (4th/59.6 percent), free-throw percentage (3rd/82.1 percent)... averaged 11.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in 21.4 minutes played per game... posted four double-doubles... averaged 19.3 points and 11.0 rebounds per game the last three games of the season... had career-high 24 points against McNeese State in the opening round of the SLC Tournament... shot better than 50 percent from the field in 19 games... member of the SLC Men's Basketball All-Academic First Team.
Appeared 29 games, starting eight of them as a freshman...averaged 5.5 points and 2.2 rebounds per contest...was second on the team in field goal percentage, making 56.2 percent of his shots...fifth on the team, shooting 71.2 percent from the free-throw line...finished the season making 8-of-10 three-point plays and was second on the team with eight charges taken...in his Maverick debut against Miami, scored 14 points and three rebounds...scored 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting in the Mavericks' victory over NAIA National Champion Texas Wesleyan...tallied 10 points and four rebounds in a victory over Texas State...in a SLC quarterfinal loss to Sam Houston State, he had, arguably, his best game, registering 17 points and six rebounds.
A McDonald's High School All-American nominee in 2005 at Gulf Shores High School ... averaged 17.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game at Gulf Shores High School ... named to the all-tournament teams at Genesis One Tournament and the Washington-Marion Holiday Classic ... attended Pearland High School in 2004 where he was named second-team all-region, first-team all-county and first-team all-district as well as honorable mention all-state ... named the "MVP" of the Louisiana vs. Texas High School Basketball Classic ... helped lead the Oilers to a district championship and an appearance in the regional semifinals his junior season ... attended Hammond (La.) High School as a freshman ... academically, graduated with a 3.65 grade-point-average, was named to the Honor Roll for four years and earned the President Award in English.
Born Jan. 21, 1986, in Hammond, La. ... is the son of Irma and Anthony Vereen...undeclared major.
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