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UT Arlington women shock Georgia State for first Sun Belt victory

Briana Walker scored 21 points to lead the UT Arlington women to their first Sun Belt Conference win, beating Georgia State 67-51 at GSU Sports Arena.

“This is a huge win for this program and for our team,” UTA coach Krista Gerlich said. “Beating someone on their home court who’s on top of the standings is huge.”

The Mavericks (2-18, 1-8 Sun Belt) snapped GSU’s five-game winning streak. The Panthers (10-11, 6-3) came into the game tied for second in the Sun Belt.

Walker made 9 of 11 shots and pulled down nine rebounds. Fellow senior Desherra Nwanguma finished with her fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 15 boards.

UTA overcame a 30-26 halftime deficit and pulled away down the stretch.