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.
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.
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.
Coastal Carolina stuns UT Arlington in Sun Belt opener
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Jaylen Shaw totaled 26 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Coastal Carolina stunned preseason favorite UT Arlington 90-65 on Friday night in a Sun Belt Conference opener.
Artur Labinowicz added 15 points for the Chanticleers (7-7), while reserves Amidou Bamba, Demario Beck and Christian Adams combined to score 37 as the Coastal Carolina bench outscored its counterparts 45-13.
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.
Hervey has 30 points, 16 boards, UT Arlington gets 86-65 win
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Kevin Hervey had 30 points and a career-high 16 rebounds as UT Arlington bounced UT Rio Grande 86-65 Saturday night to stop a two-game skid.
It was Hervey's 29th career double-double, tying him with Paul Renfro (1976-80) for the most in program history.
Hervey, who averages 22.9 points a game, was 13 of 25 from the floor. Kaelon Wilson added 21 points with five assists and Nathan Hawkins chipped in 16, nailing 4 of 6 from distance.
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.
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.
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.