Sept. 13, 2010
Both teams get started on Nov. 12 and each schedule has some of the top teams in the nation on them before Southland Conference play starts Jan. 8, 2011. As usual the non-conference portion of the schedule features some tough road games for each team, while Morrow's team hosts Arkansas at Texas Hall. Each team also plays at Kansas on consecutive nights in December on the 29th and 30th.
The Mavericks' men's team will play 13 home games in the final full season at Texas Hall as UT Arlington is expected to move into the university's new Special Events Center in January of 2012. The Mavericks will host Texas Lutheran on Nov. 12 to begin the season at Texas Hall and finish off the slate of five non-conference games with a contest against Houston Baptist on Jan. 5.
"I'm excited to get our season started and our schedule is one that should help us get off on the right track," Cross said. "We have some great names on the non-conference schedule and with Stephen F. Austin back in our division in conference play, the home portion of the Southland Conference schedule is better than ever."
The road portion of the non-conference schedule is highlighted by matchups with some of the top programs in the country.
The Mavericks will play at Kansas on Dec. 29 in a game that will be televised by ESPNU. It will be the first ever meeting between the schools before playing two nights later at Arkansas on Dec. 31. UTA also has games scheduled at Oregon State (Nov. 14) and at Texas Tech (Dec. 22).
Closer to home on the non-conference schedule are games at North Texas (Nov. 30), Samford (Dec. 11) and at former Southland Conference member Louisiana Tech (Dec. 18). The Mavericks will also play at Houston Baptist on Nov. 20.
UTA opens the Southland Conference season at Nicholls on Saturday Jan. 8 and that is followed by another road game at Sam Houston State on Jan. 12.
The Mavericks then start a stretch of playing five of seven games at Texas Hall which includes the first home game of the league season on Jan. 15 against Lamar in the only meeting between the schools this season. During that span, UTA will host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Jan. 19), Texas State (Jan. 29), Central Arkansas (Feb. 5) and Sam Houston State (Feb. 9).
UTA will play just three more home games after that point of the season with those games coming against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 16), McNeese State (Feb. 23) and UTSA in the regular season finale on March 5.
All home games are scheduled for 7 p.m. but are subject to change for television. The one exception to that will be the Central Arkansas game on Feb. 5 which will be played at 12 p.m.
Morrow's women's team schedule includes 12 non-conference opponents and a visit to the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.
"Our schedule this season is going to be a tough one," Morrow said. "We play at Oklahoma State, Houston, Oral Roberts, TCU and Kansas. There won't be any easy games, so our young kids have to pick up what we are trying to do quickly and contribute early."
UTA opens their season playing their first four games on the road with the season opener at Oral Roberts (Nov. 12), followed by games at Houston (Nov. 14), at UMKC (Nov. 20) and at Oklahoma State (Nov. 22).
The Mavericks return to the Texas Hall for four consecutive home games as they host Arkansas State (Nov. 24), Southeast Missouri (Nov. 27), Arkansas (Dec. 1) and UTPA (Dec. 4).
"One of the biggest teams we have coming here outside of conference is Arkansas," Morrow said. "I'm hoping to see a lot of people at that game. Anytime you can play an SEC team that speaks highly of what we think we are able to do."
The Mavericks then play at TCU on Dec. 8 before heading to the tournament in Las Vegas where they will play California on Dec. 19 and Pitt on Dec. 20.
"The tournament should be some fun for us but it's always more fun when you go out there, compete and win some games," Morrow said. "We are playing two really good teams but we feel that we should be able to compete if our young kids come out like they should.
The Mavs wrap up their non-conference schedule with a meeting at Kansas (Dec. 30).
UT Arlington will play the first of eight home conference games at Texas Hall with Nicholls on Jan. 8 and Sam Houston State on Jan. 12. The Mavericks then travel to Lamar (Jan. 15) followed by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Jan. 19).
UTA then returns home to face the newest member of the West Division-Stephen F. Austin (Jan. 22). "There has always been a rivalry between UTA and SFA, so we are happy to have them back on our side," Morrow said.
The Mavericks wrap up the month of January at Texas State (Jan. 29) and open February at home against UTSA (Feb. 2). UT Arlington then travels to Central Arkansas (Feb. 5) and Sam Houston State (Feb. 9)
UTA returns home Feb. 12 for their second conference meeting against Texas State and travels to SFA (Feb. 16). The Mavs will then play three East Division opponents, two of which will be at Texas Hall. Southeastern Louisiana and Northwestern State come in town Feb. 19 and Feb. 26 while a road game at McNeese State (Feb. 23) is sandwiched in between.
UT Arlington hosts Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Mar. 2) and closes out conference action at UTSA (Mar. 5).
The annual State Farm Southland Conference Tournament is scheduled for March 8-12 in Katy, Texas with the women's tournament beginning on March 8 while the men's tournament will get started the following day.
Tickets for all home games for both teams are available at utatickets.com.
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