LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Cold shooting and turnovers plagued the UT Arlington men's basketball team Thursday night in a 77-65 setback at Little Rock in a Sun Belt Conference game in the Jack Stephens Center.
The Mavericks connected on 39.1 percent of their shots and just 21 percent from beyond the 3-point arc to drop their fourth straight road contest to fall to 11-7 on the season and 2-3 against league competition.
UTA travels to Jonesboro Saturday for a 7 p.m. game at Arkansas State, which dropped a 73-67 home decision to Texas State earlier this evening. The Red Wolves fell to 6-7 on the season and 1-4 in league play.
Little Rock (4-13, 2-3) remains at Jack Stephens Center to host Texas State Saturday night at 5 p.m.
Senior forward Kevin Hervey led UTA in scoring with 21 points to go with seven rebounds. Grad transfer Johnny Hamilton pitched in 14 points and gathered a game-high 11 rebounds and guard Erick Neal contributed 11 points and five assists.
Sophomore guard Andre Jones led all scorers with 24 points and scored 14 points in a second half that saw the Trojans lead by as many as 16 points with 6:19 left in the game.
PURCHASE UTA HOME GAME TICKETS
Single game, group and specially-priced multi-game ticket packages to attend UTA men and women's basketball events are on sale through the UTA Box Office in person or by calling (817) 272-8585 and online through UTATickets.com. Single game tickets are priced at $8, $12 and $25 per game, depending on seat location. UTA students and faculty staff tickets are available for just $5 per game. Discount Maverick Club (season) and general public (single game) parking is also available. Visit UTATickets.com for detailed information.
SPECIAL TICKET PACKAGES
Specially-priced Sun Belt game ticket packages are available for the remainder of the season through the UTA Box Office. The Sun Belt Fun Pack provides a tickets for every league men and women's game for just $45 per seat, while the Sun Belt Saturday Family Four Pack includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four small sodas for just $40 per game. The Sun Belt 3-Point Thursdays provides a ticket, small popcorn and small soda for just $10 per game.
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