Hervey, Wilson, Neal help Arlington defeat Niagara 95-90
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Kaelon Wilson, Kevin Hervey and Erick Neal stepped up to score 15 of UT Arlington’s final 16 points in a come-from-behind 95-90 win Saturday night and claim the Barclay’s Center Classic regional title.
Hervey finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks (4-1), Wilson scored a career-best 22 and Neal added 17 points and dished a career-best 15 assists. Neal was named tournament MVP.
Wilson downed 3-pointer, Hervey had two baskets and Neal one in a 9-2 run that gave UT Arlington an 87-83 lead with 2:38 to play. It was the Mavericks first lead of the half.
Kahlil Dukes hit a pair of free throws plus a 3-pointer as Niagara (2-4) stayed close, but Dukes and Matt Scott each missed from 3 inside the last 14 seconds. Hervey controlled both rebounds.
Scott led the Purple Eagles with 26 points, Dukes scored 25 and the duo was named to the all-tournament team.