MAVS MAKE FIRST ROAD TRIP
Nov. 18, 2007
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -
OUT OF THE GATE
UT Arlington will look for a 3-0 start for just the third time since 1959 as the Mavs make their first trip away from Texas Hall when they face Arkansas-Little Rock Sunday at 2 p.m.
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.
ABOUT ARKANSAS-LITTLE ROCK
The Trojans are 2-0 after wins versus Ozarks (92-54) and at Loyola Marymount (71-40). UALR will pose one of the tallest line ups the Mavericks will face this season. Six-foot-six point guard Brandon Patterson is a transfer from Ole' Miss and is averaging 12.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.
De'Andre Eggins, who averaged 11.4 points per game as a sophomore last season, is coming off the bench for 12.0 points per game. As a team, UALR is scoring 81.5 points per game and averaging 50.5 rebounds, 22 more than their opponent.
MORE ON THE MAVERICKS
Junior guard Brandon Long poured in 14 of his 19 points in the first half and SLC Player of the Week Jermaine Griffin had 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead UT Arlington to a 102-72 victory over Texas Southern at Texas Hall Wednesday night.
UT Arlington (2-0) stays unbeaten through two games for the sixth time since 1959. The Mavs gained a measure of redemption after losing to the Tigers 98-81 last season in Houston.
Griffin had his second straight double-double of the season while Long and Rog'er Guignard had 19 points each. Anthony Vereen chipped in 16 points. Texas Southern (1-1) was led by Sollie Norwood with 21 points and Johnathan Frazier added 13.
The Mavs outrebounded Texas Southern, 51-24, including 14 offensive rebounds. UTA also used their inside muscle to outscore TSU 38-18 in the paint.