Men's Basketball

Late 3s help Longhorns survive UTA in overtime

UTA junior forward Jorge Bilbao battles for a rebound in the first half against Texas center Cameron Ridley.
UTA junior forward Jorge Bilbao battles for a rebound in the first half against Texas center Cameron Ridley. AP

Connor Lammert and Eric Davis made 3-pointers late in overtime, enabling Texas to defeat UT Arlington 80-73 Tuesday night.

Lammert made his 3, assisted by Isaiah Taylor, with 1:12 remaining. Lammert then provided the assist for Davis’ 3-pointer with 31 seconds to go.

Taylor led Texas with 21 points, including five free throws in overtime. Javan Felix added 18 for the Longhorns.

Kevin Hervey led UTA with 15 points and 15 rebounds, and Drew Charles added 12 points.

Texas (3-3) missed two shots in the final 46 seconds of regulation, an open 3-pointer by Lammert and a driving attempt by Taylor.

In between those two efforts, UTA (5-2) missed one, a layup by Erick Neal.

UTA put together two long scoring runs in the first half — 9-0 and 11-0 — to take a 31-27 lead at the break. The Mavericks led by 10 after their second scoring streak.

Texas went scoreless for more than four minutes during the first Mavericks push. The Longhorns outdid themselves during the second UTA run, failing to score for more than seven minutes.

The common denominator during both scoreless stretches was a sagging, aggressive UTA defense that forced Texas to shoot from the perimeter. Fourteen of the Longhorns’ 26 shots in the first half were 3-pointers, and they converted just four.

TIP-INS

UTA: Hervey, a sophomore forward, has scored in double-figures in all seven games this season, including a career-best 27 points in a win at Rice on Sunday. ... The Mavericks, picked to finish eighth in the 11-team Sun Belt Conference by the league’s coaches, won games last week at Ohio State and Memphis in a span of four days.

Texas: Longhorn guard Kendal Yancy was cleared to play Tuesday after missing three straight games with a concussion. Yancy, a junior reserve, played in the second half and made a 3-pointer. ... The Longhorns are 11-0 all-time against UTA.

NEXT UP

UTA hosts North Texas on Thursday.

Texas hosts Samford on Friday.

TEXAS-ARLINGTON (5-2) — Bilbao 2-4 4-6 8, Hervey 5-17 5-6 15, Neal 2-16 2-2 7, Charles 4-10 2-2 12, Jones 2-6 4-6 9, Eubanks 1-1 0-0 2, Hawkins 0-2 0-0 0, Wilson 2-5 4-4 8, Pallas 2-4 1-1 5, Pope 3-5 0-0 7. Totals 23-70 22-27 73.

TEXAS (3-3) — Lammert 3-9 0-0 9, Ridley 3-5 1-3 7, Taylor 4-8 13-17 21, Holland 2-3 1-2 5, Felix 7-15 0-0 18, Mack 2-5 0-0 5, Yancy 1-2 0-0 3, Davis Jr. 2-5 0-0 6, Roach Jr. 2-4 2-3 6, Cleare 0-0 0-0 0, Ibeh 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 26-56 17-26 80.

Halftime—Texas-Arlington 3, Texas 27. End Of Regulation—Tied 67. 3-Point Goals—Texas-Arlington 5-29 (Charles 2-6, Pope 1-2, Jones 1-4, Neal 1-9, Hawkins 0-1, Hervey 0-7), Texas 11-31 (Felix 4-11, Lammert 3-8, Davis Jr. 2-4, Yancy 1-2, Mack 1-4, Taylor 0-1, Roach Jr. 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Texas-Arlington 46 (Hervey 15), Texas 33 (Ridley 10). Assists—Texas-Arlington 14 (Hervey, Pope 3), Texas 15 (Taylor 6). Total Fouls—Texas-Arlington 25, Texas 22. A—9,646.

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