ARLINGTON, Texas -- Optimism for the upcoming UTA men and women's basketball season is at an all-time high and single game tickets to watch the Mavericks in action at state-of-the-art College Park Center go on sale this Friday.
Tickets to all 30 Maverick home games will be available for sale beginning at 10 a.m. Friday online at UTATickets.com, by calling (817) 272-9595 or in person at the UTA Box Office at College Park Center. In addition, special single-event parking passes may be purchased in advance at a discount - saving $2 per game and eliminating the need to have cash available for parking attendants on game day.
Season tickets are also on sale for as low as $99 per seat to watch all 30 men and women's home games - that averages out to just $3.30 per game. For seating options and pricing, as well as Maverick Club seating options, click here. A season parking pass is also available for purchase exclusively for Maverick Club members.
UTA faculty and staff can purchase a special All-Season Ticket that provides a ticket to every home regular season athletic event during the 2017-18 season. UTA students can purchase an All-Sports Pass for just $25 that provides admission to every regular season home sporting event. Students living on campus or who are enrolled in a Mav 1000 class receive the all-sports pass at no charge.
Both teams open the season on UTA's popular homecoming weekend with the Lady Mavs hosting Incarnate Word at 2:30 p.m. and the men's team welcoming Loyola Marymount to College Park Center at 7 p.m. Homecoming weekend also features a pair of UTA volleyball matches with the Mavericks hosting ULM and Louisiana in their final home games of the season.
For a complete homecoming event schedule, click here.
The 2nd-winningest program in the state of Texas over the last two seasons, the UTA men's basketball program returns two of the most dynamic players in college basketball. Senior Kevin Hervey is the reigning Sun Belt Player of the Year and combines with guard Erick Neal to form an inside-outside combination many experts are saying is, arguably, the best in the country.
The Mavericks play an appealing 15-game home schedule that includes contests against local rival North Texas, in-state rival Rice, one of the top mid-major programs in the country in Florida Gulf Coast University and traditionally tough California opponents Loyola Marymount and Cal Poly.
A 22-win team last year and at-large selection to the WNIT, UTA women's basketball returns a lineup ready to contest for the Sun Belt title. Sun Belt Player of the Year candidate Rebekah VanDijk and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Cierra Johnson lead the team into a home schedule that include in-state rivals Houston, Incarnate Word, Texas State, SMU (Its first visit to Arlington since 1991), as well as visits from Oral Roberts, Fresno State and San Francisco.
VanDijk and Johnson are both on pace to go down as two of the best players in program history. VanDijk should become the first Lady Maverick to eclipse 1,000 points and rebounds and is approaching the all-time scoring mark. Johnson, one of the top 20 scorers in program history, will conclude her career as one of the top defensive players ever.
ENJOY AN EVENING WITH THE MAVERICKS
Basketball and Barbeque will the theme of the night at the UTA basketball program's annual tipoff dinner hosted by the Maverick Club on Oct. 23 from 6-8 p.m. in College Park Center. Visit with players, coaches, and staff from the men's and women's basketball teams, participate in a Q & A session with the teams, pick-up or purchase season tickets and get autographs from your favorite Mavericks. Spring Creek Barbeque (a loyal Maverick Club member) will provide dinner. General public tickets are $20 and may be purchased by clicking here. Maverick Club members should contact Danielle Sanders at email@example.com or call 817-272-0694 to claim complementary tickets and to RSVP.
FOLLOW THE MAVS SOCIALLY
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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