MBB: High-scoring Mavs face Cleveland State for Homecoming
Nov. 14, 2013
UT Arlington (2-1) vs. Cleveland State (1-1)
THE GAME: UT Arlington concludes a three-game stand at College Park Center against Cleveland State with the Homecoming Game. The Mavericks have won the first two home games - 88-75 over Samford and 111-64 over Howard Payne.
TICKETS: Single game and season tickets can be ordered by visiting utatickets.com or by calling 817.272.9595.
RADIO: The Cleveland State game will be aired on KHVN (970 AM). Russell Scott and Doug Anderson return courtside to call the action on the UTA Mavericks Radio Network.
LIVE VIDEO/STATS: Live video streaming is available for all UT Arlington home games via UTAMavs.com. Live stats are available via UTAMavs.com.
SERIES: UT Arlington and Cleveland State are meeting for the first time.
ORANGE OUT: UT Arlington will debut an alternative orange-based uniform against Cleveland State. An "Orange Out" is also being celebrated during the Homecoming Game, with fans encouraged to wear orange.
LAST TIME OUT: Senior G Reger Dowell scored a career-high 35 points to lead UT Arlington to a dominating 111-64 victory over Howard Payne before 1,072 fans at College Park Center. Senior F Brandon Edwards (18 points and eight rebounds) continues to get it done at both ends. Junior forward Vincent Dillard (12 points and 10 boards) and freshman forward Brandon Williams (15 and 11) had their first UTA double-doubles. The Mavericks shot 55.6 percent (40 of 72) and limited Howard Payne to 36.7 percent (22 of 60). UT Arlington outrebounded the Yellow Jackets 48-30.
ALL REGER, ALL THE TIME: Dowell scored career-high 35 (tied for 20th in UTA history) vs. HPU and has scored at least 20 in all three games. Dowell is 17th nationally in scoring (26.3 ppg). He is averaging a team-high 26.3 points. The last UT Arlington player to score at least 30 was Marquez Haynes (32 points) on Feb. 6, 2010.
TRIPLE DIGITS: UTA's 111 points vs. Howard Payne (11/13) were most since 124 vs. Sam Houston State (12/28/98) and tied for 18th all-time in school history.
SCORING BIG: Last time UTA scored at least 87 in at least three straight games was Dec. 1-11, 1992 when UTA did it four times: 91 (Concordia-Lutheran), 121 (Schreiner), 105 (Sul Ross State), 95 (Gonzaga).
GRABBING BOARDS: Edwards is tied for 37th nationally in rebounding at 11.0. He began season 17th on UTA's all-time rebounding list and is now up to 11th.
DOUBLE FIGURES: At least four Mavs scored double figures in each game this season: Boise State (4), Samford (5) and Howard Payne (4).
NEW LINEUP: Four of the five starters at Boise State didn't play at UTA in 2012-13: Dowell, McClanahan, Dillard and C Stuart Lagerson, who redshirted last season.
PRESEASON PREDICTIONS: UT Arlington was picked seventh by league coaches in the Sun Belt Preseason Poll. Edwards earned Third Team All-Sun Belt preseason honors.