MBB: UT Arlington 85, Texas State 82 - Postgame Notes

March 2, 2018

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UT Arlington (19-12, 10-8 Sun Belt) 85 at Texas State (14-17, 7-11 Sun Belt) 82
Friday, March 2, 2018
Strahan Coliseum o San Marcos, Texas

POSTGAME NOTES

  • UTA improves to 19-12 on the season and 10-8 against Sun Belt competition. UTA is 13-2 at home, 5-10 (2-7 in the Sun Belt) on the road and 1-0 in neutral site games. The Mavericks travel to New Orleans next week for the annual Sun Belt Championships. Matchups will be decided by tomorrow's results.
  • Texas State falls to 14-17 overall and 7-11 in the Sun Belt. The Bobcats travel to New Orleans next week for the annual Sun Belt Championships. Matchups will be decided by tomorrow's results.
  • Senior forward Julian Harris earned his third career start at Texas State. He has 91 career appearances at UTA.
  • Senior guard Erick Neal scored 22 points at Texas State. He moved into third on the UTA career scoring list with 1,490 points, surpassing Anthony Vereen (1,477 from 2005-09). Willie Brand (1,907 from 1987-91) is the leader, while Kevin Hervey (1,719) is second.
  • Senior guard Erick Neal scored 22 points with 10 assists at Texas State, his 12th double double of his career and 7th of the season.
  • Neal has surpassed 20+ points in four his last five games. During that period, he owns 124 points, 29 rebs and 32 assists. Neal has surpassed 20 points 18 times in his career and 9 times this season.
  • Graduate transfer Johnny Hamilton scored 15 points to go with 11 rebounds, his sixth double-double of the season. His block with a minute left was a school-record 73rd of the season and helped UTA maintain a late 5-point lead.
  • Senior forward Kevin Hervey scored 22 points at Texas State. He has surpassed 20+ points 39 times in his career and 20 times this season.

 

 

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