Jan. 19, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas – UT Arlington continued to struggle at home, falling 77-64 to hot-shooting Idaho in a Western Athletic Conference contest Saturday night at College Park Center.
The Mavericks fell to 8-8 overall and 3-4 in the WAC after their fifth consecutive loss on their home court. UT Arlington is 2-6 at CPC. The Vandals improved to 7-10 and 3-4.
"It's hard to play against a good basketball team when you are trying to play from behind," UT Arlington coach Scott Cross said. "We didn't do a very good job stopping them on the defensive end of the floor. This team is hard to figure out. For the most part our guys gave an effort, but unfortunately we got off to a bad start."
Idaho blistered the nets at a 59.5 percent clip, knocking down 25 of 42 from the floor. Conner Hill led the Vandals with 19 points on 7-9 shooting, including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc. Kyle Barone pulled down a game-high 18 rebounds and scored 14 for his eighth double-double.
Senior forward Kevin Butler led UT Arlington with 15 points and grabbed six rebounds. Shaquille White-Miller scored 10 and dished out three assists. UT Arlington shot 37.5 percent (24-64) and missed 19 of 25 3-pointers.
During halftime, inductees into the UT Arlington Athletics Hall of Honor were recognized. The 2013 Hall of Honor class consisted of the 1990 and 1992 Mavericks baseball teams, former athletic director Pete Carlon, Mishael Berger and Clay Gould.
"We just got to move on to the next game and take it a game at a time," Butler said. "We are going to be gone for awhile, so we have to figure out a way to stop teams from shooting high percentages. We didn't do a good job in transition."
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