Mavs Win with Defense, Now 2-3 in Conference

Coach Cross, in a video interview at utamavs.com, seemed happy with the team’s defense. Holding a team under 40% FG usually leads to wins, and the Mavs (7-10, 2-3) went on the road to a familiar foe coached by a familiar coach (he was 216-141 at S. F. Austin) and got a desperately needed win.
Other key stats:
🙂 UTA outrebounded Texas State 36-30
🙂 UTA 4 more blocks (6 for Mavs (Williams 2, Edwards 3, Walker 1), 2 for Bobcats)
🙂 UTA 18 of 22 FT, Texas State 7-11 (sounds like we won the battle of the paint against a tall Texas State team)
😦 Mavs 19 turnovers, Texas State 14

Game recap at Texas State athletics:
http://www.txstatebobcats.com/news/2014/1/18/MBB_0118145957.aspx

Star-Telegram story:
http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/01/18/5496682/uta-rallies-past-texas-st.html

The Shorthorn:
http://www.theshorthorn.com/sports/uta-wins-defensive-showdown/article_08ead3dc-80c9-11e3-b682-001a4bcf6878.html

UTA Athletics:
http://www.utamavs.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/011814aaa.html

Next up: what sounds like a very winnable game against Troy (7-11, 2-4) at College Park Center. Troy lost to Louisiana-Lafayette (12-6, 3-2) last night in Troy, Alabama.

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