UT Arlington defeated Texas 72 – 61 Tuesday night.
UTA 73 (OT)
Going into tuesday night’s game, it looked like a classic basketball matchup: the super-quick guards of UTA vs. a tall and athletic ULM front line. Which would prevail: speed or size?
For the first half, UTA (8-6, 2-2) played nearly perfect defense and drove to the paint at will, finding open gaps around the basket for easy layups. UTA lead by 10 24-14 at one point, and by halftime, ULM (8-5, 2-1) was only shooting 26%, making only 18% of their threes (3-16). A cool Erick Neal underhand layup at the buzzer put the Mavs up 28-20 after 20:00, and it looked like the Mavs were on their way to a big win at home. Continue reading
UTA 73, South Alabama 65
The thing I love about college basketball is how some teams come into a game with a better record than the team would indicate by the way they play, but tonight a pretty solid South Alabama team came into College Park Center. Hard to believe they’ve only won 7 games this year. But the Mavs were ready with a good defensive effort, taking care of the ball and some good shooting. Continue reading
Sorry about the late post…didn’t feel like blogging much after thursday’s game. Not a good game by the Mavs.The official website has a video with some postgame comments from Coach Cross. He didn’t seem happy.
Sad to say but, that might have been one of the worst overall halves (15 minutes actually, I left with about 5:00 left in the game) I’ve seen in a long time. Wow.
Give ASU credit…they got hot from outside but something seeemed different overall in the second half for UTA on both ends of the floor. It was very reminiscent of the Boise State game last year in Arlington.
Mavs 0-1 on the season after losing to Boise State (1-0). Continue reading