MBB: UTA vs. Cal Poly - Postgame Notes

Dec. 21, 2017

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Cal Poly 56 at UT Arlington 77
Thursday, December 21, 2017 • Arlington, Texasb>

POSTGAME NOTES

  • UTA defeated Cal Poly 77-56 to close out nonconference play. The win lifted UTA's record to 9-4 in non-league play.
  • Cal Poly fell to 4-9.
  • Kevin Hervey moved into fourth in UTA scoring history, surpassing Paul Renfro (1976-80). Hervey's 25 points puts the senior at 1,392 in his career.
  • Hervey's 25 points and 10 rebounds marked the 31st-career double-double and sixth of the season for the senior, while also posting at least 20 points for the 10th time in the season and 29th overall.
  • UTA shot 43.3 percent, while Cal Poly hit at a 32.7 percent clip. Despite shooting 45.5 in the second half, Cal Poly was outscored 49-31 in the second half.
  • The 49 second-half points tied a season-best for UTA, achieving the feat three times, including the last time out at No. 25 Creighton.
  • Kaelon Wilson knocked down a career-high nine free throws, besting his mark of eight at UT Rio Grande Valley on Dec. 12, 2017. Wilson had 13 points
  • Erick Neal dished seven assists, entering first in the nation at 9.3 assists per game.
  • UTA, the preseason Sun Belt Conference favorites, head into league play on Dec. 29 when it takes on Coastal Carolina at 6 p.m. CT. The contest is featured on ESPN2.

 

 

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