WBB: UTA 69, GS 60 - Postgame Notes

Feb. 16, 2017

UTA (17-6, 10-3 SBC) 69 vs. Georgia Southern (11-14, 7-7) 60
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 • Hanner Fieldhouse • Statesboro, Ga.

Postgame Notes

  • UTA won its third in a row on the road and improved to 17-6 overall and 10-3 in conference play. Georgia Southern fell to 11-14 and 7-7 in the Sun Belt. The Lady Mavericks led by as much as 18 midway through the fourth, but GS used a 10-0 to cut it down and then got close as seven as teams exchanged shots. UTA hits all four free throws late to pull ahead.
  • The 10 league wins are tied for second most for UTA since joining the Sun Belt in 2013-14. With a win Saturday, UTA would match its best conference season in the conference.
  • Cierra Johnson joined with Christina Devers for a team-high 14 points. Devers knocked down four of UTA's seven 3-point attempts, while Johnson was a smooth 7-12 from the field. Johnson had seven rebounds at halftime, but finished with just eight.
  • With her first rebound of the game, Rebekah VanDijk jumped into fifth in UTA career history. VanDijk finished with five in the game for 780 in her career. With 12 points, she has scored in double figures in 22 of 23 games this season.
  • UTA outscored GS 38-14 in points in the paint and 27-16 in points off turnovers.
  • Georgia Southern led for just 22 seconds in the game, while UTA held the advantage for 38:47 and had its largest lead of the game at 18 with 5:33 to play.
  • The Lady Mavs improved to 5-0 all-time against Georgia Southern, winning all three meetings at Hanner Fieldhouse. UTA is 10-1 against the Georgia schools. The win also kept UTA perfect in the eastern time zone with five games played thus far.
  • UTA heads to Georgia State on Saturday to face the Panthers on ESPN3. UTA is 5-1 all-time against Georgia State.

 

 

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