MAVS TAKE ON TEXAS SOUTHERN WEDNESDAY
Nov. 13, 2007
UT Arlington will look for a 2-0 start for just the sixth time since 1959 on Wednesday when the Mavs host Texas Southern at 7 p.m. The Mavericks won its second straight season opener with a 79-58 win over UC Riverside on Monday night in front of 1,045 at Texas Hall.
Wednesday kicks off the UT Athletic Athletics Department Food Drive. Persons who donate four (4) cans of food will receive one (1) general admission ticket the game, limit four (4) tickets per family. Fans can enter to win free burritos for a year, courtesy of Chipotle, with their donation. The winner will be drawn at halftime of the Mavs' game on Nov. 21.
GRIFFIN WINS WEEKLY AWARD
Senior center Jermaine Griffin was named the Southland Conference Player of the Week after 16 points and 14 rebounds in a 79-58 win over UC Riverside on Monday.
HOME COURT ADVANTAGE
UTA has won seven straight games dating to last season. The streak ties for fifth longest in program history. The record is 12 straight from Jan. 10 2004 to Dec. 22, 2004.
ABOUT TEXAS SOUTHERN
Texas Southern surprised Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 72-64 at the American Bank Center on Nov.10. TSU made 11-of-22 three-point field goals and converted 22 A&MCC turnovers into 21 points en route to the win. Sollie Norward led a balance attack with 17 points In all, five Tigers scored in double figures with David Burrell (13), Jacque Jones (12), Matthew Miller (11) and Kevin Abanobi (11) scoring in double figures. Abanobi just missed the double-double with a game-high nine rebounds.
MORE ON THE MAVERICKS
UTA used a 19-5 run to start the second half to defeat UC Riverside on Monday night.
Jermaine Griffin led UTA with 16 points and 14 rebounds for his 11th double-double of his career. Brandon Long also poured in 16 points. Rog'er Guignard had 12 and Tommy Moffitt came off the bench to score 10.
UC Riverside, who had 27 turnovers in a 68-56 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday, committed 20 turnovers that resulted in 30 Mavericks points.
UCR missed five of its first six shots to open the second and had just two field goals through the first 11 minutes of the second half as stretched a six-point halftime lead into a 25-point lead, 77-52, late in the game after a dunk by Griffin with 2:11 to play.