MBB: UT Arlington 88, St. Francis (Ill.) 67 - Postgame Notes

Nov. 21, 2016

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University of St. Francis (Ill.) (1-3) 67 at UT Arlington (2-3) 88
Monday, November 21, 2016
College Park Center • Arlington, Texas

Postgame Notes

  • UT Arlington improved to 2-3 on the season, heading into the team's penultimate non-conference home game of the season Wednesday against Mount St. Mary's (Md.) (1-4).
  • USF dropped to 1-3 on the season. The Fighting Saints return to action Saturday for a home contest against Washington Adventist University.
  • Junior forward Kevin Hervey received his first start of the season. He came off the bench in each of the team's first four games. He was the first player off the bench in all four road games last week.
  • USF's starting lineup consisted of forwards Logan Timmons (leading rebounder) and Iain Morrison and guards Landus Anderson, Jake Raspopovich and leading scorer Jo Jo Ballestero.
  • UT Arlington trailed for only :15 seconds of the game. After taking a 1-0 lead on a Jorge Bilbao free throw, Fighting Saints guard Jandus Anderson scored on a tip-in to put USF ahead at the 19:15 mark. Just :15 seconds later UTA's Jalen Jones made a free throw, then a Drew Charles free throw :16 seconds later put the Mavericks ahead for good.
  • Link Kabadyundi scored his first points as a Maverick against St. Francis. After diving for a loose ball on the sideline, on the next possession he finished a fast break with a crowd-pleasing baseline dunk.
  • Kabadyundi also set a UTA career-best with 3 blocks in the game.
  • Nathan Hawkins set a season high in scoring with 15 points. His previous high was a 5-point effort at FGCU. His UTA career high is 17 last season against Bradley.
  • UTA shot .600 from the field in the first half, making 15 of its 25 field goal attempts. The percentage equaled the team's best single half shooting this season -- 60 percent in the first half at FGCU.
  • Jorge Bilbao set a season high with 11 points, despite being in early foul trouble that limited his playing time. His career high is 18, which he has achieved three times.
  • Senior Faith Pope grabbed a career high 8 rebounds.
  • Scott Muirhead and Pat Binzer each made their first appearance of the season.

 

 

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