Oct. 15, 2012
By Michael Eldridge | UTAMavs.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - The UTA Arlington men's basketball team had its first accolade of the 2012-13 season in Yahoo! Sports preview of the WAC. Senior Jordan Reves was selected as the Best Defender coming into this campaign.
Reves led the Mavericks in rebounds last year with 258 overall, blocks with 57 and his .548 field goal percentage was best on the team. He also contributed 9.1 ppg.
The Mavericks were selected sixth in the preseason projections. UTA was 15-1 in its last season in the Southland Conference, losing just its final regular season game to UT San Antonio, which also joins the WAC.
Utah State was selected by Yahoo! Sports as the preseason favorite to win the conference after its previous regular-season champion Nevada has moved into the Mountain West. Defending tournament champion New Mexico State was selected third, just behind Denver.
Idaho and Louisiana Tech round out the top-5 ahead of UTA.
Behind the Mavericks in the Yahoo! WAC Projections are Seattle, UTSA, Texas State and San Jose.
For more information regarding season tickets for the upcoming men’s and women's basketball season log onto UTAMavs.com or call 817-272-6319. Men's Season tickets start as low as $66 and include all 14 home games. Women's season tickets are $49 and include all 14 home games.
UTA students don’t forget to log onto your MyMav account to purchase your All-Sports Pass for $50 this gives you entry into all home UTA Athletic events. For more information call 817-272-6319.
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