UT Arlington looks to roll into Sun Belt tournament

Posted Wednesday, Mar. 05, 2014  comments  Print Reprints
A
More information

UT Arlington men at Troy

7 p.m. Thursday, Trojan Arena, Troy, Ala.

Radio: KHVN/970 AM

Records: UTA 13-15, 8-8 Sun Belt; Troy 10-18, 5-11

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

If UT Arlington is going to get on a roll, Thursday night would be a good time start.

Coming off Saturday’s comeback over Western Kentucky in what coach Scott Cross called the biggest victory of the season, the Mavericks will close out the regular season with two road games against two of the Sun Belt Conference’s bottom-feeders.

The Mavericks will play at Troy at 7 p.m. Thursday before going on to South Alabama on Saturday.

UTA can’t finish worse than sixth, but can finish as high as fourth and earn a first-round bye in the conference tournament by the end of the weekend. They’ll need to sweep the weekend and have Arkansas State and Arkansas-Little Rock lose out to earn the bye.

The Mavericks are 6-0 against teams below them in the standings, but 2-8 against teams ahead of them. No matter how the cards play out this weekend, UTA won’t face a team above them in the standings until the second round of the tournament.

They’ll need the Sun Belt’s leading scorer, Reger Dowell, to carry the load after a career-high 37 points in Saturday’s win. He hit a game-winning 3-pointer to beat Troy 59-56 earlier this season.

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?





Thursday, September 18Full Scoreboard
Texas5Top 6th | Box
Oakland2@theBallpark | TV: FSN-SW, CSN-CA, MLB Net
Toronto 9/18 7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees TV: SNET-1, YES
Boston 9/18 7:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh TV: NESN, ROOT-PIT
Washington 9/18 7:10 PM ET
Miami TV: MASN, FSN-FL
Los Angeles 9/18 8:05 PM ET
Chicago Cubs TV: SNet LA, CSN-CHI, MLB N
Cleveland 9/18 8:10 PM ET
Houston TV: STO, CSN-HOU
Milwaukee 9/18 8:15 PM ET
St. Louis TV: FSN-WI, FSN-MW, MLB Net
Arizona 9/18 8:40 PM ET
Colorado TV: FSN-AZ, ROOT-RM
Philadelphia 9/18 9:10 PM ET
San Diego TV: CSN-PHI, FSN-SD
Seattle 9/18 10:05 PM ET
LA Angels TV: ROOT-NW, FSN-W
Full Scoreboard
Thursday, September 18Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Week 3Full Scoreboard
Thursday
Tampa Bay 8:25 PM ET
Atlanta TV: CBS, NFL Network
Sunday
San Diego 1:00 PM ET
Buffalo TV: CBS
Tennessee 1:00 PM ET
Cincinnati TV: CBS
Baltimore 1:00 PM ET
Cleveland TV: CBS
Green Bay 1:00 PM ET
Detroit TV: FOX
Indianapolis 1:00 PM ET
Jacksonville TV: CBS
Oakland 1:00 PM ET
New England TV: CBS
Minnesota 1:00 PM ET
New Orleans TV: FOX
Houston 1:00 PM ET
NY Giants TV: CBS
Washington 1:00 PM ET
Philadelphia TV: FOX
Dallas 1:00 PM ET
St. Louis TV: FOX
San Francisco 4:05 PM ET
Arizona TV: FOX
Kansas City 4:25 PM ET
Miami TV: CBS
Denver 4:25 PM ET
Seattle TV: CBS
Pittsburgh 8:30 PM ET
Carolina TV: NBC
Monday
Chicago 8:30 PM ET
NY Jets TV: ESPN
Full Scoreboard
Thursday, September 18Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard