Mavericks drop Sun Belt game at Georgia Southern

Jan. 27, 2018

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STATESBORO, Ga. -- For the second straight road game, the UT Arlington men's basketball team suffered a disappointing second half and dropped a 74-59 decision to Georgia Southern in a Sun Belt Conference game in Hanner Fieldhouse.

UTA senior Kevin Hervey led all scorers with 29 points to go with 8 rebounds, while senior center Link Kabadyundi grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in his first career start.

UTA (13-10, 4-6 Sun Belt) returns to action Thursday in Arlington's beautiful College Park Center with a 7:15 p.m. (CST) tipoff against Appalachian State. Tickets are available online at or by calling the UTA Box Office at (817) 272-9595 during weekday business hours.

Georgia Southern improved to 15-7 on the season and 6-3 in league play. The Eagles had four double-figure scorers, led by guard Tookie Brown's 23 points.

The Mavericks led for the first 21 minutes of the game before Georgia Southern took the lead early in the second period. Hervey scored on a 3-point field goal with 12:12 left in the game to give UTA a 40-39 lead. Ike Smith came down and buried a 3-pointer just :10 seconds later to give the Eagles the lead for good.

Despite outrebounding Georgia Southern 42-31, the key to the game was UTA turning the ball over 19 times, the second-highest single game total of the season.

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  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 for detailed information.

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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