Thunder take Hall with 53rd pick, Hervey with 57th
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder hope they have run into some more good luck in the second round.
Oklahoma City took Virginia guard Devon Hall with the 53rd overall selection in the NBA Draft on Thursday night and Texas-Arlington forward Kevin Hervey four picks later.
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.
Brown leads the way, Georgia Southern bounces UTA 74-59
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Tookie Brown scored 23 points as Georgia Southern got off to a slow start but dominated the second half to beat UT Arlington 74-59 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday night.
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.
Louisiana roars back in 2nd half, beats UTA 77-65
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Frank Bartley IV scored 17 of his 26 points in the second half as Louisiana dominated the final period to beat UT Arlington 77-65 on Thursday night to remain alone and unbeaten atop the Sun Belt Conference.
Jones has 24 as Little Rock upsets UT Arlington 77-65
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Andre Jones had 24 points with eight rebounds, and Jaizec Lottie added a career-high 16 points as Little Rock upset UT Arlington 77-65 on Thursday night.
UT Arlington, the preseason Sun Belt Conference favorite, had won two consecutive games and Little Rock had dropped two straight prior to facing off Thursday.
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.
Florida Gulf Coast beats UT Arlington 85-78
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brandon Goodwin scored 23 points with five rebounds and eight assists as Florida Gulf Coast beat UT Arlington 85-78 on Saturday afternoon.
Goodwin was 7 of 17 from the floor and 8 of 9 from the free-throw line for the Eagles (7-4). Christian Terrell and Dinero Mercurius added 16 points apiece and Zach Johnson 13.
The team averaged 55 percent shooting from the floor — compared to 47 percent for UT Arlington — and 53 percent (10 of 19) from beyond the arc.
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.
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 uses big run to beat Western Carolina 89-65
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Johnny Hamilton set career highs with 30 points and 15 rebounds and powered a late run as UT Arlington pulled away with 19 straight points for an 89-65 win over Western Carolina on Friday night.
Hamilton scored 21 for the Mavericks (3-1) during a 26-4 run that was capped with 19 straight to turn a four-point lead into an 86-60 edge with 1:19 left.
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.