Mavs Now 12-7 after Road Trip Sweep

UTAfireworks20131115_214857UTA Mavs have played well the last two weeks. Let’s look at how they’ve done and check out the conference standings.

Last time I posted…two weeks ago, the Mavs had just demolished Arkansas State by 27 points in Arlington to put their record at 9-6 overall, 3-2 in conference play with tough games coming up at Georgia State, at home vs. Texas State and back on the road at then-conference leader UL-Monroe and always tough-at-home UALR.

So…

The Mavs had a 26-turnover game at Georgia State on Thursday the 15th and lost by 21, but then won a close game against Texas State, whose slow-down-the-game offense and good defense can present problems for the Mavs who tend to play well in an uptempo game. The Mavs then traveled to UL-M and lead by 14 at half, eventually winning by 4 in Monroe. Last night, the Mavs were down by 11, only to outscore UALR 47-29 in the second half to win 75-68.

What does all this mean? As I said earlier, the Mavs were 9-6, 3-2 two weeks ago. But after winning 3 out of 4…the Mavs have a 12-7, 6-3 record. It’s a team winning close games. Hanging on to leads when opponents make a run. Making clutch shots to shift a game’s momentum. The kinds of things that prove invaluable at conference tournament time.

Team Conference Season UTA vs. Opp.
Georgia Southern 6-2 13-4 UTA won at home
Georgia State 6-3 13-7 UTA lost on road
UTA 6-3 12-7
LA-Monroe 6-3 12-8 UTA split
LA-Lafayette 5-4 11-9 UTA has not played yet
Appalachian St. 5-4 8-10 UTA has not played yet
South Alabama 4-5 6-14 UTA won at home
Texas State 4-6 10-9 UTA won at home
Ark. State 4-6 9-10 UTA won at home
Troy 2-7 7-11 UTA lost on road
Ark.-Little Rock 2-7 7-12 UTA won on road

Next up: home games thursday vs. Georgia State 13-7, 6-3 and saturday vs. Troy 7-11, 2-7. A split would give the Mavs a 13-8, 7-4 record and a sweep would make them 14-7, 8-3.

 

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