MBB: Senior Night closes out season at CPC
March 1, 2013
UT Arlington (16-10, 10-5) vs. Utah State (19-8, 9-6)
ARLINGTON, Texas - Saturday night is the final home game for four seniors whose contributions to UT Arlington basketball are measured in more than wins and losses. Jordan Reves, Cameron Catlett, Kevin Butler and Karol Gruszecki leave a legacy that will endure.
UT Arlington coach Scott Cross has one message for the departing group of seniors.
"Just to play as hard as they can," Cross said. "That's the one thing that you can look yourself in the mirror and say I played as hard as I possibly can regardless of the outcome. Don't leave it out on the floor and come up short because you're going to regret that for the rest of your life."
The Mavericks wrap up their season-long four-game stand at College Park Center against Western Conference Athletic foe Utah State. The last home game of the season tips at 7 p.m. and will include a pregame ceremony for the seniors.
Reves and Catlett are four-year players at UT Arlington, while Butler and Gruszecki have played for the Mavericks the last two seasons. That foursome is 40-19 together over those last two seasons, including 25-6 in conference play.
UT Arlington beat the Aggies 74-68 on the road on Jan. 24. The Mavericks are on a five-game WAC winning streak and are 8-2 in its last 10 games. Utah State lost 84-61 at Louisiana Tech on Thursday.
Gruszecki scored 14 to lead five players in double figures for the Mavericks in the last game against Utah State. Catlett and Brandon Edwards each scored 13, with Shaquille White-Miller adding 11 and Greg Gainey chipping in 10. UT Arlington shot 48 percent in the second half and knocked down 24 of 35 free throws for the game.
The Mavericks are 36-14 in their last 50 games dating back to last season. UTA is 6-7 at home, while the Aggies are 7-4 on the road.
The radio broadcast is 730 AM in the DFW Metroplex with Russell Scott and Doug Anderson on the call. Live stats and streaming are available via utamavs.com.