MBB: Hervey makes mid-season watch lists

Jan. 11, 2018

Lou Henson Award | Lute Olson Award

BOSTON, Mass. -- UT Arlington senior Kevin Hervey continues to be considered among of the top college basketball players in the country with his inclusion on mid-season watch lists for both the Lou Henson Award and the Lute Olson Award, CollegeInsiders.com announced today.

The Arlington, Texas native currently ranks second in the Sun Belt Conference and is among the national leaders in scoring (21.2) and rebounding (8.8) and enters tonight's game at Little Rock as the program's third-leading career scorer and fifth-leading rebounder. He owns a program-record 32 double-doubles in points and rebounds and has surpassed the 20-point mark 29 times in his career and 10 this season.

The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I player who has played at least two seasons. Coach Olson won 780 games in 34 seasons, 24 of which were spent at the University of Arizona. During that stretch, he led the Wildcats to 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, 23 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, four Final Four appearances and a National Championship in 1997.

The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I mid-major player. The award is named after 41-year basketball coach Lou Henson. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.

The winner of both awards will be revealed on March 31, 2018 at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Event in San Antonio, site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.

Single game, group and specially-priced multi-game ticket packages to attend UTA men and women's basketball events are on sale through the UTA Box Office in person or by calling (817) 272-8585 and online through UTATickets.com.  Single game tickets are priced at $8, $12 and $25 per game, depending on seat location.  UTA students and faculty staff tickets are available for just $5 per game.  Discount Maverick Club (season) and general public (single game) parking is also available.  Visit UTATickets.com for detailed information.



Specially-priced Sun Belt game ticket packages are available for the remainder of the season through the UTA Box Office. The Sun Belt Fun Pack provides a tickets for every league men and women's game for just $45 per seat, while the Sun Belt Saturday Family Four Pack includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four small sodas for just $40 per game. The Sun Belt 3-Point Thursdays provides a ticket, small popcorn and small soda for just $10 per game.

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