ARLINGTON, Texas -- The University of Texas at Arlington men's basketball coach Scott Cross announced the Mavericks 2012-13 schedule today, the first full season in the team's new home - College Park Center.
The Mavericks played only four home games in their new 7,000-seat arena last February as they finished off the season with a perfect home record in conference play en route to winning the conference title.
UT Arlington open at CPC with the annual Homecoming game against Big 12 opponent Oklahoma on Friday, Nov. 16. The Sooners will be making their first visit to the UT Arlington campus as the teams have met five times previously in Norman.
That game will mark the first time UT Arlington will play a Big 12 opponent at home. Current Big 12 members Oklahoma State and TCU have each played at UT Arlington in the 1970's and 1980's, long before the Big 12 was established in 1994.
The Mavericks will play 14 home games but the season will get started on the road at Cal State Bakersfield on Friday, Nov. 9 before they return home to host Oklahoma. UTA will then hit the road for four games, which will include contests at Samford (Nov. 24), North Texas (Nov. 28), Texas (Dec. 1) and UT Pan American (Dec. 3).
The Mavs return home to face Houston Baptist on Thursday, Dec. 13 before finishing the month at Oklahoma State (Dec. 19).
The Mavericks will then come back to the CPC for a four-game homestand that will feature the program's first-ever Western Athletic Conference games. UTA opens the conference season by hosting New Mexico State on Saturday, Dec. 29 and then Denver on Monday, Dec. 31. The Mavericks host Boise State on Jan. 2 in a non-conference game before hosting Louisiana Tech on Jan. 5 to finish the homestand.
The Mavericks will host two more non-conference games in February as they will play UT Pan American on Feb. 20 and will take part in ESPN's annual Bracket Busters game on Feb. 23. The opponent for that game will be announced in late January.
The Western Athletic Conference Tournament is scheduled for March 13-16 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
All home games are scheduled for 7 p.m. with the exception of the Dec. 31 Denver game which will start at 2 p.m. All start times are subject to change.
Season tickets are now on sale to catch all of the action of the 2012-13 UT Arlington men's basketball team at the new College Park Center. Below are the season ticket prices, which includes premium seating options. They can be ordered by calling 817.272.6319.
2012-13 COLLEGE PARK CENTER PREMIUM SEATING
$500 for MBB, WBB, VB
$350 for MBB, WBB, VB
$250 for MBB, WBB, VB
2012-13 MEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS
|Sections 101/103/108/110||$99 + $25|
MBB: Mavericks face tested Western Carolina side
MBB: UTA loses heartbreaker at No. 25 Alabama
MBB: Neal earns SBC Player of the Week honors
MBB: UTA travels to face No. 25 Alabama
MBB: UTA races past BYU for 2nd straight season
MBB: Mavericks travel to BYU in road opener