Warren leads UT Arlington past Appalachian St. 82-72
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Warren had 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting as UT Arlington topped Appalachian State 82-72 on Thursday night, extending the Mountaineers’ losing streak to four games.
David Azore had 16 points and a career-high 11 rebounds — the freshman’s first double-double — for UTA (5-11, 1-2 Sun Belt Conference) and TiAndre Jackson-Young added 14 points.
Appalachian State led for more of the first half and took a 32-28 lead into the break but Jackson-Young sandwiched a pair of 3-pointers around another by Warren to open the second half and the Mavericks led by at least two possessions the rest of the way. UTA scored a season-high 54 second-half points.
Ronshad Shabazz had 16 points for the Mountaineers (5-11, 0-3) and his jumper with 5:19 to play moved him past Don King (1,794) into second on the program’s career scoring list. Isaac Johnson added 16 points and O’Showen Williams scored 13.
Sophomore Justin Forrest, who came in averaging 15.8 points per game, was just 1-of-7 shooting and finished with a career-low three points for Appalachian State.