Men's Basketball

UT Arlington men pour it on early to bury Texas State

UT Arlington’s Drew Charles, left, pictured earlier this season against Arkansas-Little Rock, scored 14 points on Tuesday night.
UT Arlington’s Drew Charles, left, pictured earlier this season against Arkansas-Little Rock, scored 14 points on Tuesday night. Special to the Star-Telegram

Jalen Jones scored 17 points and UT Arlington cruised to a 65-53 road win over Texas State on Tuesday night.

The Mavericks doubled up Texas State in the first half, taking a 32-16 lead into the intermission and pushing the advantage to 52-23 with under eight minutes to play.

The Bobcats were down by 20 points with 2:12 left, but had a late rally to outscore UT Arlington 12-4 and set the final margin. D’Angelo West was fouled on a field-goal attempt behind the 3-point line and converted all three attempts and Austin Evans dunked with seven seconds left.

The Mavericks climbed into a three-way tie for third place in the Sun Belt Conference with Arkansas State and Louisiana-Monroe.

Drew Charles and Erick Neal scored 14 and 10 points, respectively, for UT Arlington (16-7, 7-5). Kavin Gilder-Tilbury scored 13 points to lead Texas State (9-12, 3-9).

 

UT ARLINGTON (16-7): Bilbao 1-4 1-3 3, Neal 4-7 0-0 10, Charles 4-6 2-2 14, Wilson 2-13 0-2 4, Jones 6-13 4-4 17, Eubanks 1-3 1-2 3, Hawkins 1-1 0-1 3, Austin 0-0 2-2 2, Pallas 0-1 0-0 0, Pope 4-7 1-3 9. Totals 23-55 11-19 65.

TEXAS ST. (9-12): Gilder-Tilbury 5-11 2-2 13, Gant 2-7 2-2 6, Naylor 2-5 2-2 6, Black 0-7 3-4 3, Montalvo 0-7 0-0 0, Conley 2-6 1-4 5, Josephs 0-1 2-2 2, McCrea 1-3 2-2 4, Julien 0-0 0-0 0, West 2-4 3-3 9, Malveau 0-2 0-0 0, Roberson 1-2 1-3 3, Evans 1-1 0-0 2, Ramlal 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-56 18-24 53.

Halftime—UT Arlington 32-16. 3-Point Goals—UT Arlington 8-25 (Charles 4-6, Neal 2-4, Hawkins 1-1, Jones 1-5, Eubanks 0-1, Pope 0-2, Wilson 0-6), Texas St. 3-17 (West 2-4, Gilder-Tilbury 1-4, Black 0-1, Malveau 0-1, Conley 0-2, Montalvo 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—UT Arlington 42 (Bilbao 7), Texas St. 36 (Conley, Gant 6). Assists—UT Arlington 15 (Neal 3), Texas St. 9 (Black 3). Total Fouls—UT Arlington 20, Texas St. 19. A—3,408.

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