Early Test Passed

UTAfireworks20131115_214857We’re back! Welcome to the RustyMaverick.com – 2016/2017 edition.

This season started with a great game at home.

Texas Southern, a team many are predicting to win the SWAC, gave UTA a good challenge but just couldn’t keep up with UTA’s uptempo offense in the first game of the season before a lower-bowl filling Homecoming crowd of 4,532, the ninth largest basketball crowd in College Park Center history.

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


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

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Complete Game Victory

UTA 77, Arkansas State 50
UTAfireworks20131115_21485740 minutes of textbook basketball. That’s the best way to describe tonight’s performance offensively and defensively.

The Mavs (now 9-6 overall, 3-2 conference) came into the game having lost two in a row, the Arkansas State Red Wolves (now 6-8, 1-4) with a three game losing streak. After the UL-M heartbreaker that saw the Mavs get out to a big lead and lose in overtime thursday night, a win tonight was very much needed. And they got it in a dominating performance from start to finish on both ends of the floor.

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Free Throws, Outside Shooting Dog Mavs in Loss to Buffalo

UTA 68, Buffalo 74

Home-opener jitters? Just a so-so shooting night? Maybe a little of both?

The Mavs (1-1) started off slow and had a tough time getting the offense flowing. A few missed shots, some turnovers…not unusual for an early season game for any college team.

The Bulls (2-1), who led Kentucky by 5 at halftime Sunday afternoon, have a tall team and some good shooters. Getting hot from outside in the second half, the Bulls made 6-11 from outside in the final 20:00 after making only 2-12 in the first half. With the threes falling for Buffalo, the Mavs couldn’t quite make a sustained run to overcome a 31-35 halftime deficit.
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Two More Players to Mavs?

The spring signing period is underway and it’s always interesting to see where players sign or transfer to new programs.

As I said in a recent previous post (with updates in red):

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Mavs Split Weekend, Beating Teams We Statistically Should Beat

Not a bad weekend. Two games in Arkansas, a loss and a win. 1-1 on the road trip with two of the biggest home games in recent memory coming up thursday (Georgia State) and Saturday (Western Kentucky).
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