NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kaelon Wilson scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and No. 4 seed UT-Arlington upset top-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette 71-68 on Saturday in a Sun Belt Conference Tournament semifinal.
The Mavericks (21-12) have won five straight and advanced to their first Sun Belt championship game.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Erick Neal scored 37 points, Kevin Hervey added 17 and UT Arlington raced past Appalachian State 84-68 on Friday, advancing to the Sun Belt semifinals.
UT Arlington (20-12), the No. 4 seed, takes on top-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette (27-5) on Saturday. The Mavericks lost twice to Louisiana-Lafayette in the regular season.
The Mavericks led all the way, built a double-digit lead by the midpoint of the first half and held a 43-31 lead on Appalachian State by the break.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Kevin Hervey was calmly facing a defender as the final seconds were ticking away in a tied game, quickly shifted right to open some space and launched a deep 3-pointer that swished through the net as the buzzer sounded, lifting UT Arlington to an 85-82 victory over in-state rival Texas State Friday night.
Neal, Hervey help UT Arlington upset Georgia St. 89-81
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Erick Neal flirted with a triple-double as UT Arlington upset Georgia State 89-81 in Sun Belt Conference action on Saturday afternoon.
Wilson, Hervey lead UT Arlington to win over Ga. Southern
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kaelon Wilson had a career-high 23 points and Kevin Hervey added 21 as UT Arlington dominated the second half to even its Sun Belt Conference record, beating Georgia Southern 83-63 on Thursday night.
The victory moves UT Arlington closer to securing a fourth-place finish in the conference. The top four teams receive a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
The Mavericks (17-12, 8-8) are battling with seven other teams for a top-four finish.
UL Monroe rolls over UT Arlington 84-71
MONROE, La. (AP) — Michael Ertel and Sam McDaniel combined for 39 points as Louisiana-Monroe rolled over UT Arlington 84-71 to get its third straight Sun Belt Conference victory on Thursday night.
Hervey has 33 points, UT Arlington holds off Texas St. in OT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kevin Hervey had 33 points, eight rebounds and four blocks as UT Arlington held on to beat Texas State 70-68 in overtime on Saturday night.
Hervey, who became the all-time rebound leader at UTA, scored two free throws with 1:08 left in the extra period to give the Mavericks the win. Hervey missed a 3-point attempt with :09 remaining. The Bobcats got the rebound and got a shot off at the buzzer but it fell short.
Hamilton has 5th double double, UT Arlington wins 87-80
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Johnny Hamilton celebrated his birthday by scoring 20 points while grabbing 13 rebounds as UT Arlington held off Coastal Carolina 87-80 to even its Sun Belt Conference record on Saturday night.
Neal has career-high 38, UTA rallies to beat Appalachian St.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Erick Neal had a career-high 38 points and Kevin Hervey added 18 points with 14 rebounds to lead UT Arlington to an 89-77 comeback victory over Appalachian State on Thursday night.
The Mavericks drilled 10 of 16 (63 percent) from beyond the arc with Appalachian State making just 8 of 31 from distance.
UT Arlington rolls to 71-55 win over Louisiana Monroe
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kevin Hervey scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds as UT Arlington rolled to 71-55 win over Louisiana Monroe on Saturday afternoon.
Hervey shot 6 of 12 from the field and 7 of 8 from the foul line for the Mavericks (13-8, 4-4 Sun Belt). Davion Turner added 10 points, Erick Neal had nine points and Johnny Hamilton led the team with 11 rebounds in addition to his six points.
UT Arlington dominates Arkansas State 97-71
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Johnny Hamilton had 19 points and Erick Neal added 18 as UT Arlington dominated Arkansas State 97-71 to even its record in Sun Belt Conference action on Saturday night.
Hamilton was 7 of 9 from the floor with eight rebounds and four blocks. Neal nailed 4 of 6 from beyond the arc along with four steals. Kaelon Wilson and Nathan Hawkins added 15 points apiece for the Mavericks.
UT Arlington evens Sun Belt record, beats S. Alabama 91-67
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Johnny Hamilton scored 18 points with 12 rebounds as five UT Arlington players scored in double figures as the Mavericks evened their Sun Belt Conference record by dominating South Alabama 91-67 on Saturday.
Hamilton was 8 of 11 from the floor. Kaelon Wilson drilled 4 of 6 from distance for 19 points and Kevin Hervey finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds for UT Arlington (11-6, 2-2).
Neal, Hervey lead UT Arlington to 86-76 win over Troy
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Erick Neal and Kevin Hervey combined for 40 points as UT Arlington rolled over Troy 86-76 to get its first Sun Belt Conference win of the season on Thursday night.
Neal had 21 points with seven assists and Hervey added 19 points with eight rebounds for UT Arlington (10-6, 1-2). Kaelon Wilson scored 16 and grabbed 10 rebounds — his sixth career double-double.
Shabazz scores 21, Appalachian State hangs on 80-76
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Ronshad Shabazz scored 21 points, including a pair of key free throws with 22 seconds left, and Appalachian State blew most of a 25-point second-half lead before pulling out an 80-76 win over UT Arlington on Sunday.
The Mountaineers (7-8, 2-0 Sun Belt) were leading by 12 with 1:02 remaining and then were nearly undone by 8-of-14 free-throw shooting before ending a four-game losing streak to the Mavericks (9-6, 0-2).
Hervey shoots UT Arlington past Cal Poly 77-56
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kevin Hervey poured in 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including 5 of 7 from 3-point range, and grabbed 10 rebounds for his fourth straight double-double and UT Arlington overpowered Cal Poly 77-56 on Thursday night.
Kaelon Wilson added 13 points and Erick Neal scored nine with seven assists for the Mavericks (9-4), who turned 19 Cal Poly turnovers into 17 points and outscored the Mustangs 32-12 in the paint.
Carlson, Haldeman lead Northern Iowa over UT Arlington 62-58
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Klint Carlson scored 24 points, Spencer Haldeman added 10, including a key 3-pointer with 25 seconds left, to help Northern Iowa beat UT Arlington 62-58 on Thursday night.
Northern Iowa (7-2) led 59-52 with three minutes remaining before Kaelon Wilson and Kevin Hervey each made a 3-pointer to pull the Mavericks to 59-58 with 50 seconds left. Haldeman answered with a 3, and Hervey missed two 3-point attempts to end it.
Hervey, Neal send UT Arlington past N. Texas 65-60
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kevin Hervey scored 23 points and Erick Neal added 20 and they took over late to lead UT Arlington past North Texas 65-60 on Saturday night for the Mavericks' fifth straight win.
Hervey broke a tie at 60 on a jumper with 23 seconds left to put UT Arlington (7-1) up for good at 62-60. Just seconds prior, Shane Temara tied at 60 for the Mean Green.
Hervey’s 27th double-double leads UTA in 69-49 win
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kevin Hervey scored a season-high 29 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in leading UT Arlington over Rice 69-49 on Wednesday night for the Mavericks' fourth straight win.
Hervey shot 10 of 18 from the field, including five 3-pointers, in collecting his 27th career double-double, two away from equaling the program's career record.
Neal’s triple-double helps UT Arlington top UT Dallas, 73-53
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Erick Neal had his second career triple-double on Monday night and graduate transfer Johnny Hamilton had 20 points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots to help UT Arlington beat Division III UT Dallas 73-53.
Neal finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 13 assists and Hamilton was 8-of-12 shooting for UT Arlington (5-1). Kaelon Wilson added 17 points, including three 3-pointers.
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.
No. 25 Alabama squeaks by Texas-Arlington
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama did what it needed to to remain unbeaten.
Freshman Collin Sexton scored 29 points and No. 25 Alabama beat UT-Arlington 77-76 in a come-from-behind victory Tuesday night.
"By any stretch of the imagination it wasn't pretty, but we did whatever it took to win the game," Alabama coach Avery Johnson said.
Sexton scored the last five points for Alabama, including three free throws.
"Every time I step on the court I have to give it my all," Sexton said.
UT Arlington rallies for 85-80 win over Loyola Marymount
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kevin Hervey scored 28 points, Erick Neal hit three crucial 3-pointers to help fuel a second half rally and UT Arlington slipped past Loyola Marymount for an 85-80 win in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.