Nov. 25, 2007
UT Arlington will look for their first 5-0 start in program history Monday when the Mavericks host Schreiner University at Texas Hall. UTA matched its best start with a 72-64 win over North Texas last Wednesday. No Maverick team has ever started 5-0.
UT Arlington has won nine straight games at Texas Hall dating back to Jan. 25, 2007, its second longest home court winning streak since 1959. The school record is 12 straight at Texas Hall during the 2003-05 seasons... UTA's 4-0 start has come against all Division I opponents. UTA has beaten four Division I non-conference opponents only once before, in 1980-81 when the Mavs went 20-8 UTA defeat TCU, Baylor, Centenary and SMU during the non-conference season... Jermaine Griffin became the first Mav since Mack Callier to record three straight double figure rebounding games with a 10-rebound effort at Arkansas-Little Rock on Nov. 18... Callier had 10-or-more rebounds from Feb. 10, 2001 through Feb 17, 2001. The last Mav with four straight games was 1998 by Bill Washington... UTA is rated No. 132 in the Jeff Sagarin ratings for games through Nov. 23... UTA received five votes in this week's www.collegeinsider.com Top 25 Mid-Major Poll for Nov. 19... UTA's top four guards - Rod Epps, Rog'er Guignard, Cardell Hunter and Brandon Long - are 28-of-30 at the foul line (93.3%).
THE SERIES,br> UT Arlington won the only meeting between the two teams, a 121-61 decision on Dec. 3, 1992.
Schreiner is off to an 0-2 start under first-year coach Drew Miller. The Mountaineers, dropped a 74-63 decision to UT Dallas in their American Southwest Conference opener on Saturday. Riley Battle had a team-high 12 points against UTD. As a team, Schreiner is being outscored 30 points per game after losses to UTD and St. Mary's (95-46) in their season opener. Opponents are outrebounding SU by 13.0 per game and the Mountaineers are committing 20 turnovers per game.
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