WBB: UTA opens 2018 against defending champs

Jan. 2, 2018

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UT Arlington returns to College Park Center for a pivotal clash against Sun Belt defending champion Troy on Thursday at 5 p.m.

The Lady Mavericks opened up league play by splitting games in the Carolina's and are up against a Troy team that is 2-0 to start the Sun Belt. 

Thursday's contest is streamed live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN Apps available on the Google Play and App Store. Pete Stein and Robert Gill will be on the call. Live stats are provided via CBS GameTracker with links available on UTAMavs.com.

Troy leads the all-time series 7-3, taking two of the three matchups last year, including the Sun Belt semifinals. UTA has won two of the three meetings at College Park Center over the span of the last three years. 


UTA returns to College Park Center for the first time in 2018. UTA is 16-4 at CPC over the last 2 seasons... Rebekah VanDijk is 41 rebounds away from becoming UTA’s first-ever player to have 1,000 points and rebounds in a career. VanDijk is 2 blocks away from moving into 2nd in UTA history, she ha 165 in her career (6 last game)... UTA has been outscored 117-69 in the last 5 games in the 4th quarter... Crystal Allen leads UTA over the last 5 with 14.8 points per game.... Daiane Machado leads UTA in SBC play with 14.5 points per game.



The Last Meeting
Troy (Semifinals)88
UT Arlington59
March 11, 2017
New Orleans, La.
WBB: Troy overpowers UTA in SBC Semifinals
UTA fell to Troy in the Sun Belt semifinals on Saturday night at Lakefront Arena.

HEAD COACH Krista Gerlich
Krista Gerlich enters with with a 234-120 career record, while posting a 65-79 record in her fifth season at UTA. A 1993 graduate of Texas Tech, Gerlich has led a resurgance of the Lady Mavs, bringing the team from just a four-win season in her first year, to reaching the WNIT in 2017. As a player, Gerlich won the 1993 NCAA National Championship with Texas Tech. Prior to UTA, she was a standout coach at West Texas A&M, claiming three conference titles.

It went back-and-forth, but UTA was able to hold onto a 64-60 win at App State. App State went on a 12-2 run to start the 4th and overturned a 7-pt deficit. Aysia Evans hit a 3-pointer late in the 4th to put UTA in the lead for the remainder. Daiane Machado led UTA with 14 points. Rebekah VanDijk tied a career high with 6 blocks

Single-game tickets to attend UTA men and women's basketball events are on sale through the UTA Box Office in person or by calling (817) 272-8585 and online through UTATickets.com.  Season tickets are available for as low as $99 for all 30 men and women's games, which comes out to $3.30 per game.  Single game tickets are priced at $8, $12 and $25 per game, depending on seat location.  UTA students and faculty staff tickets are available for just $5 for a single game or at a reduced rate for season tickets.  Discount Maverick Club (season) and general public (single game) parking is also available.  Visit UTATickets.com for detailed information.

For up-to-date news, photos, videos and updates you can follow UTA sports program online at UTAMavs.com or via any of several social media accounts on twitter @UTAMavs, Instagram @UTAMavs, Snapchat @UTAMavs and Facebook at UTArlingtonAthletics. Follow the UTA basketball programs on Twitter at @UTA_MBB and @LadyMavHoops.


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