Nov. 30, 2007
Twenty-fourth-ranked UT Arlington can match their longest home court winning streak with a victory over Western Illinois Saturday at Texas Hall. Tip-off is at 4 p.m.
UT Arlington has won 11 straight games at Texas Hall dating back to Jan. 25, 2007... it is second longest home court winning streak since 1959. The school record is 12 straight at Texas Hall during the 2003-05 seasons... 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... UTA has won 13 of their last 15 regular season games dating back to last 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. 29... UTA is ranked in a poll for the first time in program history. The Mavs are 24th in the www.collegeinsider.com Top 25 Mid-Major Poll for Nov. 26... UTA's top four guards - Rod Epps, Rog'er Guignard, Cardell Hunter and Brandon Long - are 29-of-35 at the foul line (82.8%)... UTA has shot better than 50 percent from the field in three of their first six games... The squad can set a school record for FG percentage in they can maintain their .541 percentage through six games...five individuals (Griffin (71.4), Moffitt (62.5), Posey (57.1), Vereen (58.8) and Parker (85.7) are all shooting better than 50 percent from the field. Griffin, Vereen and Moffitt are all ranked in the top 10 in field-goal shooting in the Southland Conference... Seven different Mavericks have scored in double figures this season... The Mavericks are sharing the ball this season.
Western Illinois won the only meeting between the two programs, a 74-57, win in Dekalb, Ill., on Dec. 4, 2006.
ABOUT WESTERN ILLINOIS
The Leathernecks (2-4) dropped a 72-59 decision at home to Texas-Pan American.
Senior guard David Jackson had a career high 28 points, six rebounds, two blocks and four steals in the loss. Saturday's game begins a Texas road trip for WIU. They will travel to Edinburg for a return game against UTPA on Monday.
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