March 7, 2012
Katy, Texas - *** UTA Game Notes Are Attached ***
UT Arlington Men's Basketball Game Preview
No. 1 Seed UT Arlington (24-7) vs. No. 4 Seed McNeese State (16-14)
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:30 pm CT
Merrill Center - Katy, Texas
Radio/Stream: KVCE-AM (1160)/kvceradio.com/espn3.com/southland.org
Series: McNeese State leads 46-31
The UT Arlington men's basketball team started its run in the 2012 Southland Conference Tournament in record fashion Wednesday as they cruised to a 96-48 victory over Nicholls.
Thursday, the Mavericks will look to move into the championship game as they take on the No. 4 seed McNeese State Cowboys. Tipoff is 8:30 p.m. at the Merrill Center in Katy, Texas.
The Mavericks took control on both ends of the court in Wednesday's first round game as they started off on a 22-4 run and never looked back. The 48-point margin of victory was a tournament record and the 23% they held Nicholls to from the floor was also a Southland tournament record.
UTA used a balanced attack Wednesday night as Bo Ingram led the team with 21 points as he made five three-pointers. LaMarcus Reed added 17 while Bradley Gay came off the bench to add 15 and Cameron Catlett added 12.
McNeese State is led by Patrick Richard who helped lead his team to a 78-74 overtime victory over UTSA in the late game Wednesday night.
The Mavericks will be looking to win their first-ever game against McNeese State in the Southland Conference Tournament as the Cowboys have won the previous five meetings. UTA is 4-5 all-time in the conference tournament semifinals. This is the Mavericks first appearance in the semifinals since 2008 when they won the tournament.
The game can be heard in the Metroplex on KVCE Radio 1160 AM or on kvceradio.com. It can also be seen on espn3.com or southland.org.
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