Troy hires TCU assistant Scott Cross as basketball coach
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Troy has hired TCU assistant and former UT-Arlington head coach Scott Cross to lead the basketball program.
Cross spent last season with TCU after 12 years as...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former Texas-Arlington coach Scott Cross has joined TCU as an assistant coach.
Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon announced Cross' hiring Thursday. TCU, which this season went to its first NCAA Tournament since 1998, had a staff opening after assistant David Patrick left last month to become head coach at UC Riverside.
Cross was unexpectedly fired by his alma mater March 26 after a 21-13 season that ended with a loss in the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship game.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas-Arlington has hired Texas Tech assistant Chris Ogden as its new basketball coach.
The Mavericks introduced Ogden on Friday. The former Texas player and assistant coach spent the past two years on Chris Beard's staff at Texas Tech, the Big 12 runner-up this season that went to the NCAA Elite Eight.
Texas-Arlington hoops coach Cross fired after 12 seasons
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas-Arlington has fired coach Scott Cross after 12 seasons.
Cross played for the Mavericks and then was an assistant coach before leading the school to 225 wins and its only NCAA Tournament appearance during his time in charge.
Associate head coach Greg Young, assistant coaches Zak Buncik and Kenneth Mangrum, and director of operations Maurice Moore also lost their jobs.
Athletic director Jim Baker said Monday in a statement he believes the program needs new leadership.
Foster scores 32, No. 25 Creighton gets past UT Arlington
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Marcus Foster and No. 25 Creighton left no doubt with UT Arlington coach Scott Cross about why the Bluejays rank among the nation's scoring leaders.
Foster helped Creighton lead by 25 points in the first half, and the Mavericks never fully recovered in the Bluejays' 90-81 victory Monday night.
UT Arlington beats Top 25 team first time in program history
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Before the game, Scott Cross reminded his UT Arlington players they had a chance to make their mark on program history.
"He was like, 'This would be the biggest win in school history,'" guard Erick Neal said. "That just added fire to it and made us want to play harder."