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:
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.