MBB: UTA 74, Coastal Carolina 51 - Postgame Notes

March 10, 2017

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Coastal Carolina (16-17) 74, UTA (25-7) 51
Friday, March 10, 2017
Lakefront Arena • New Orleans, La.

Postgame Notes

  • UTA improved to 25-7 on the season and will face the winner of Texas State vs. ULM on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the Sun Belt Championship semifinal (ESPN3).
  • Coastal Carolina concludes its first season in the Sun Belt Conference with a 16-17 overall record.
  • Coastal Carolina’s starting lineup consisted of forward DeMario Beck and guards Haylen Shaw, Elijah Wilson, Shivaughn Wiggins and Colton Ray-St Cyr.
  • Kaelon Wilson was UTA’s first substitute off the bench for the 22nd time this season, coming into the game at the 16:15 mark of the first half.
  • Senior forward Jorge Bilbao registered 10 rebounds against Coastal Carolina. He moved into 9th on the UTA list for career rebounds with 637, passing Mike Nau (628, 1964-67).
  • Junior forward Kevin Hervey grabbed 12 rebounds against Coastal Carolina. He moved into 11th on the program’s list for career rebounds with 606. He surpassed Brian Myers, who had 596 rebounds from 1992-96.
  • Junior forward Kevin Hervey scored 18 points against Coastal Carolina. He has scored in double-figures in 25-straight appearances (He missed the Troy game at Trojan Arena on Jan. 14) and 28 times this season.
  • Hervey now has 1,047 points in his career at UTA. He is the 22nd player to surpass 1,000 career points. John Shelton is 21st on the program’s career scoring list with 1,048 points from 1965-69.
  • Hervey scored 18 points with 12 rebounds against Coastal Carolina. He has 15 double doubles this season and 24 in his career at UTA – equaling the second-highest total in program history. Paul Renfro registered 29 from 1976-80.
  • UTA’s win over Coastal Carolina gave the Mavericks 25 wins on the season, setting a record for the highest total in program history. UTA’s previous high for victories was 24 games in 2012 & 2016.
  • UTA’s win over Coastal Carolina gave the Mavericks a 3-3 record in Sun Belt Tournament play. UTA advanced to the tournament semifinals for the second time in four years.

 

 

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