ARLINGTON, Texas -- The UTA men’s basketball program will make its first-ever appearance on national cable network FS1 when the Mavericks play at Creighton in CenturyLink Center Omaha.
UTA, which is coming off its first-ever regular-season Sun Belt Conference title, are scheduled to play two games in three days starting with a Dec. 16 contest at UTRGV before traveling to Omaha to face the Bluejays on Dec. 18.
The game at Creighton is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start and is expected to reach the network’s more than 84 million homes via cable subscription and thousands more through its Fox Sports Go streaming service.
Creighton returns two starters from last year's team that finished 25-10 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in six seasons. CU went 10-8 last year in the BIG EAST, tying for third place.
The Mavericks return 10 letterwinners, including starters Kevin Hervey and Erick Neal, to its team that has won 52 games over the last two seasons – the second highest total among Division I programs in the state of Texas. UTA has knocked off a number of noteworthy non-conference programs on the road over the last two seasons, including Memphis, Ohio State, Saint Mary’s (CA) and Texas.
Season tickets to watch UTA this season in state-of-the-art College Park Center are currently available online at UTATickets.com, by visiting the UTA Box Office or by calling (817) 272-9595. Single game tickets are scheduled to go on sale in early October.
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