UT Arlington fell behind by 18 points in the first quarter and hit just one of their first 17 attempts from 3-point range.
It was not a good Saturday for the Mavericks on the road in a showdown between teams that came into the game unbeaten in Sun Belt Conference play.
Troy (12-4, 5-0 Sun Belt) built as much as a 28-point lead and posted an 85-68 rout of the Mavericks (11-4, 4-1).
UTA trimmed the huge deficit to 10 points in the fourth quarter, but Troy scored the game’s final seven points. The Mavericks wound up shooting 7-of-30 on 3-pointers.
Two separate 9-0 runs for Troy built up a quick 20-point lead for the Trojans, who led 31-13 after one quarter.
Christina Devers led UTA with 16 points, including 11 points in a third-quarter burst. Rebekah VanDijk scored 10 points and fell just one rebound short of her fourth consecutive double-double.
Putting three consecutive road games behind them, the Mavericks return to College Park Center at 7 p.m. Thursday when they welcome Louisiana-Lafayette. UTA will host Louisiana-Monroe at 2 p.m. Saturday.