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BOONE, N.C. - Hoping to prove a recent stretch is an anomaly, UT Arlington women's basketball looks to rebound from its league-opening loss when it takes on Appalachian State on New Years Eve at 11 a.m. CT.
The Lady Mavericks had been a team that was red hot in the Eastern time zone, winning 12 consecutive in the coach Krista Gerlich era, however, have dropped their last three dating back to last season. UTA fell to Coastal Carolina in its Sun Belt opener, going to 6-6 overall for the season.
HOW TO WATCH / LISTEN
Friday's game will be streamed live on AppStateSports.com.
UTA has won all six meetings between it and the Mountaineers. The matchup on Sunday will be the fourth in Boone, N.C. Rebekah VanDijk leads returners against ASU, averaging 15.0 points per game and 7.5 rebounds, while scoring 19.5 per game last season.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
UTA is 6-0 all-time against App State, all meetings in Sun Belt play... UTA is 12-3 when playing in the Eastern Time Zone since 2013-14, however, have lost the last 3... Rebekah VanDijk moved into 6th in UTA scoring history (1,366) on Friday. VanDijk is 51 rebounds short of becoming the first player in UTA history with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.. She needs 9 boards to pass Shay Scott (ASU) for 13th in Sun Belt history... UTA is trying to avoid an 0-2 start to league play for the first time since 2013-14 (UTA’s first season in the league - started 0-8 in a 4-win season).
HEAD COACH Krista Gerlich
Krista Gerlich enters the Houston game with a 233-120 career record, while posting a 64-79 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.
LAST TIME OUT
Crystal Allen had a team-high 19 points and Daiane Machado had a career-high 16 points, but it was not enough as a run early in the fourth lifted Coastal Carolina to a league-pening win.
The Chanticleers shot 52 free throws in the contest, a single-game record against UTA.
PURCHASE UTA HOME GAME TICKETS
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.
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