Five Quick Thoughts About the 2019-2020 UTA Mavericks Basketball Schedule

UTA vs Texas StateI’ll post much more about the schedule in the coming weeks, but here are five quick impressions. This site’s schedule page has also been updated.

  • A couple of great home games at College Park Center: two non-Division I schools (University of Texas at Dallas, Arkansas Tech) and three good mid-major opponents: Tulsa, North Texas and UC Santa Barabara.
  • Good road games against high-profile NCAA teams on the road: Gonzaga, Oregon, Houston and Nevada. I’ve read that Nevada might be coming here next year as a home-and-home or a 2-for-1.
  • This schedule seems to have a bit of time off between games at times and a nearly two-week break between at the end of the year. I had wondered if there might be a home game in there around Christmas perhaps, but it looks like there isn’t.
  • This year’s schedule has tough teams on the road, but I think this year’s team has had a year to play together and while the west coast games are exceptionally tough ones to win on the road for nearly every team in the NCAA, I think there are definitely opportunities for quality wins on the east coast trip vs. Furman and Elon. This doesn’t seem like it’s as tough as last year’s schedule.
  • The North Texas game. A monday night game might make it tough for some of the North Texas fans to make it down I-35 to College Park Center and create that special rivalry atmosphere that we have seen over the years…but I am simply glad the programs are continuing this great series. North Texas got off to a 16-1 start last season, then fell apart in conference play and finished the season at 8-10 in conference and 21-12 overall (5-11 over their final 16 games). UTA is much improved since last year’s close loss and I think we get a 10-point win that night.

Here’s the schedule:2019-2020-UT-Arlington-Men's-Basketball-Schedule-FINAL

 

 

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