Mavs Now 1-3 at Home in Sun Belt Play

UT Arlington (9-13, 5-6 Sun Belt) 65, Louisiana (9-13, 4-7 Sun Belt) 66

UTA down by 7 at halftime due to 34% shooting (just 4-14 from outside) in the first 20:00.

UTA ties game up with 7 quick points on first 3 possessions after halftime.

With the game tied at 63 and about 3 seconds remaining, UTA gets ball inside and Louisiana is called for goaltending to put the Mavs up by 2, 65-63. With about 3 seconds remaining, Louisiana’s Cedric Russell throws a 65-foot pass to the top of the arc where Dou Gueye (15-55 from three this season before tonight’s game) spins and drains a nothing-but-net 3 as time expires.

Mavs outrebounded 47-36 (16 Louisiana offensive rebounds to 10 for UTA).

Tonight’s game stats:

 12FinalFG3PTFT
Louisiana 36306640.6%8-26 (30.8%)6-11 (54%)
UT Arlington29366536.9%9-27 (33.3%)8-9 (88.9%)

Key stats:

  • Louisiana 47 rebounds, UTA 36 (16 Louisiana offensive rebounds to 10 for UTA).
  • UTA is 1-3 at home in conference play.

The Mavs were 17-16 last year (12-6 in conference play) and lost to Georgia State in the Sun Belt Conference tournament final.

Tournament seeding watch:

The Mavs are now in sole possession of 7th place in the Sun Belt Conference. The top 10 teams compete in the tournament.
Saturday, March 7 (at campus sites)
Game 1 – No. 9 Seed at No. 8 Seed
Game 2 – No. 10 Seed at No. 7 Seed 

Conference standings:

  1. Little Rock 10-2
  2. Georgia State 8-3
  3. Georgia Southern 7-4
  4. Arkansas State 7-5
  5. Texas State 6-5
  6. App State 6-5
  7. UTA 5-6
  8. South Alabama 5-7
  9. Coastal Carolina 4-7
  10. Louisiana 4-7
  11. Troy 4-8
  12. LA-Monroe 2-9

Up next:

The Mavs host ULM Saturday.

This is interesting:

Check out this great article: “How ULM helped the Ragin’ Cajuns become ‘Louisiana’” in the News Star

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