MBB: Mavs go for road sweep at San Jose State
Jan. 25, 2013
UT Arlington (9-8, 4-4) at San Jose State (9-10, 3-5)
SAN JOSE, California – UT Arlington looks for its second Western Athletic Conference road sweep of the season at San Jose State on Saturday at 9 p.m. CT. The Mavericks’ took care of the first game on the current trek, winning 74-68 at Utah State on Thursday to snap a two-game losing streak.
UT Arlington is 9-8 overall and 4-4 in the WAC, while the Spartans are 9-10 and 3-5. The Mavericks swept a two-game trip at UTSA and Texas State earlier this month.
The Mavericks have won 18 of their last 24 road or neutral site games. That includes a 15-5 record in true road games. UTA is 7-2 on the road this season, including 3-0 in conference.
The Mavericks and Spartans are meeting for the first time. San Jose State is coming off a 76-54 loss Thursday at home to Louisiana Tech.
Karol Gruszecki scored 14, knocking down four 3-pointers, to lead five players in double figures for the Mavericks at Utah State. Cameron Catlett and Brandon Edwards each scored 13, with Shaquille White-Miller adding 11 and Greg Gainey chipping in 10.
UT Arlington coach Scott Cross debuted the fith starting lineup of the season at Utah State. He essentially went with three point guards in Cameron Catlett, Shaquille White-Miller and Drew Charles. Brandon Edwards and Greg Gainey were also in the first unit. Gainey was making his first career start, with Charles getting the first-team nod for just the second time. White-Miller had started six games, but the last came on Dec. 3.
UT Arlington is 28th in the country and first in the WAC in defensive field-goal percentage, according to the latest NCAA rankings. The Mavericks have held 11 of 17 opponents to less than 40-percent shooting: CSUB (26.6%), Oklahoma (32.8%), Samford (37.3%), North Texas (31.0%), UTPA (32.7%), HBU (30.9%), NMSU (33.3%), Denver (37.8%), LA Tech (28.4%), UTSA (37.5%) and Utah State (36.4%).
Since the start of 2009-10, UTA is 45-14 when scoring 70 or more and 26-4 when scoring 80 or more. The Mavs are 5-0 when scoring at least 70 this season.
The radio broadcast is 730 AM in the DFW Metroplex. Doug Anderson and Art Garcia are on the call. Live streaming is available on San Jose State’s website, sjsuspartans.com. Gametracker available via utamavs.com.