MBB: UT Arlington vs. Rice - Postgame Notes

Nov. 29, 2017

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Rice 49 at UT Arlington 69
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 • Arlington, Texas


  • UTA moves to 6-1 on the season, while Rice falls to 2-5.
  • UTA remains to College Park Center Saturday for the final contest of a 3-game homestand within a in six day period when it hosts regional rival North Texas in a 7 p.m. (CST) tipoff. Rice hosts UTRGV Saturday at 2 p.m.
  • The win over Rice gives UTA a victory over the Owls for the first time ever in Arlington.  The Mavericks own a 4-2 series lead with eadh of the previous five games all taking place in Houston.
  • Kevin Hervey scored 29 points against Rice. He moved into 8th on the school's career scoring list with (1,248) points. He surpassed Bobby Kenyon (1,228 from 1988-92), Steven Barber (1,229 from 1999-02,  Bill Washington (1,237 from 1996-00) and LaMarcus Reed (1,245 from 2009-12).
  • Hervey scored 29 points with 11 rebounds against Rice. It marked his second-straight double-double (he did not play against UT Dallas) and the 27th of his career. He is just 2 shy of Paul Renfro's program-record 29 double-doubles.
  • Hervey's 29 points is a season-best.  His previous season best was a 28 point effort at home against Loyola Marymount.  His career high was a 34 point performance against Louisiana last season in Lafayette, La.
  • UTA's 6-1 start marks the third best start in program history. The 2007-08 team went 8-0 to start the season, while the 1980-81 team went 7-1.
  • Erick Neal registered 8 assists against Rice for his first single digit assist total of the season.  He leads the nation in assist average.
  • Sophomore point guard DJ Bryant scored a career-high 7 points against Rice on 3-4 shooting from the floor. His previous career best was a 3 point effort at home against Coastal Carolina. He only scored one basket this season prior to the Rice game, against Western Carolina.
  • UTA attempted a season-high 36 3-point field goals against Rice, going 8-for-36 for a22.2 percent.
  • Rice's 49 points was the fewest for a UTA opponent since 49 by UT Dallas last season, while the Owls 13 field goals and 53 attempts were both season lows for a UTA opponent.




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