MBB: Boise State bests Mavs 64-46

Brandon Edwards pulls down in a rebound in Tuesday's loss.

Jan. 2, 2013

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ARLINGTON, Texas – UT Arlington dropped its second consecutive game, falling 64-46 to the Boise State Broncos in nonconference Wednesday night at College Park Center. The Mavericks have lost consecutive home games in the same season for the first time since 2010-11.

"It wasn’t our best game by far," UT Arlington coach Scott Cross said. "Boise is the second best team we’ve faced all year long. They beat a ranked opponent by 13 points and LSU by 22. With all that said I expected to win but I knew it would be tough. They had another unbelievable night shooting." 

UTA moved to 0-2 all-time against Boise State. The Mavericks fall to 6-5 overall, while Boise State improved to 11-2.

The Mavericks shot just 33.3 percent from the floor on 16-48 shooting. The Broncos shot 48.9 percent (22-45), including 11-12 (52.4 percent) from 3-point territory.

"In both halves they hit early 3-pointers," Cross said. "They hit two early in the second half. It’s hard to defend and play with the same intensity when you are down 12 points when you were just down 6. We have to play great defensively all game long. We have to grind games out."

Jeff Elorriaga led the Broncos with 22 points. Senior forwards Brandon Edwards and Karol Gruszecki had nine points each for UTA.

UT Arlington returns to WAC play Saturday against Louisiana Tech in the last game of a four-game homestand. Boise State plays host to Walla Walla on Saturday.




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