Mavs Make 15 3s in 27-Pt. Win Over Arkansas State

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14-3 overall, 5-1 in conference. What a season so far!


What turned out to be an impressive win started out eerily similar to a few of the previous games…

Then the offense roars to life and we have liftoff…

The Mavs would make threes and work the ball inside for layups/foul shots and go on a 34-5 run after being down 8-0, putting the game well out of reach. By halftime, the Mavs had made six threes and forced 10 Arkansas State turnovers: (the 14:00 in the picture below is the halftime remaining clock)

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Overall, the Mavs outrebounded the Red Wolves 51-41 and made 15 threes (41%). Defense was spectacular tonight. Forced turnovers all night long, several resulting in dunks that brought the crowd of 3000+ to its feet. This was a well played game for 40:00 and again the Mavs win another home game by a large margin, this time by 27. With Kevin Hervey out with an injury, Kennedy Eubanks scored 23 points (7-14 FG, 4-9 3pt., 5-5 FT) with 0 turnovers and 3 steals. Erick Neal scored 19 on 5-8 3 point shooting.

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Keep in mind, this same Arkansas State team defeated league-leading Arkansas-Little Rock recently, giving UALR only their second loss of the season. Tonight, Arkansas-Little Rock won in overtime vs. Texas State and Georgia State lost, so the standings look like this now:

Thru Thurs. 1/21 Games Conf. Overall
Ark.-Little Rock 6-1 16-2
UTA 5-1 14-3
Ark. St. 5-2 9-9
Georgia St. 5-3 12-5
LA-Lafayette 4-3 8-8
UL Monroe 3-4 7-11
Appalachian St. 3-4 5-13
Texas St. 2-4 8-7
South Alabama 2-5 7-11
Georgia Southern 2-5 6-11
Troy 1-6 6-12

Up next: a huge game with first place up for grabs Saturday vs. Arkansas-Little Rock.

Game stories:
UTA Athletics
Arkansas State Athletics
Star-Telegram

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