MBB: South Alabama at UT Arlington - Postgame Notes

Jan. 6, 2018

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South Alabama (8-8, 2-2 Sun Belt) 67 at UTA (11-6, 2-2 Sun Belt) 91
Saturday, January 6, 2018
College Park Center • Arlington, Texas

POSTGAME NOTES

  • UTA improves to 11-6 on the season, moves to 2-2 against Sun Belt competition and improves to 7-1 within College Park Center. The Mavericks return to action Thursday at Little Rock with a 7 p.m. tipoff in the Jack Stephens Center. UTA returns to College Park Center on Thursday, Jan. 18 against current Sun Belt league-leader Louisiana.
  • South Alabama drops to 8-8 on the season and 2-2 in the Sun Belt. The Jaguars host Trinity Baptist (Fla.) in a non-conference game on Tuesday before hosting in-state rival Troy on Saturday at 3 p.m. (CST).
  • UTA improved to 7-1 in College Park Center this season and 34-4 over the last three seasons.
  • UTA surpassed 90 points for the second time this season. The other was a 95-90 win at Niagara.
  • For the third time this season, all five UTA starters scored in double figures -- along with the games at BYU and at home against Florida Gulf Coast.
  • UTA has won each of the last four meetings against South Alabama and moved to 6-3 against the Jaguars since joining the Sun Belt Conference.
  • Senior guard Erick Neal scored 14 points against South Alabama to bring his career total to 1,230, surpassing Jermaine Griffin and Bobby Kenton to move into 12th on the UTA career scoring chart. Griffin scored 1,218 points from 2004-08, while Kenyon registered 1,228 points from 1988-92.

 

 

  • Senior guard Kaelon Wilson scored 19 points against South Alabama to bring his career total to 1,031. He is the 24th UTA player to score more than 1,000 points in his career. Wilson is 24th on the program's career scoring list (23rd is John Shelton, 1,048 from 1965-69).
    • Senior forward Kevin Hervey scored 16 points with 10 rebounds for his program record-extending 32nd career double-double and the 7th this season against South Alabama.
    • Grad transfer center Johnny Hamilton scored 18 points to go with 12 rebounds against South Alabama -- his third double-double of the season.

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