February 10 was a night to remember for Kevin Hervey as he broke the school record for career rebounds. Hervey not only broke the record that night but he also led the team to a win with 33 points. The Mavericks battled against Texas State University while celebrating Military Night at the College Park Center. This game was key for UTA since the Bobcats were one spot ahead of them in the conference standings. With this win the Mavericks have placed themselves in the top four of the Sun Belt standings, and are looking at a first round bye in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
On February 1st and 3rd the UTA Men’s Basketball team had two games against their conference foes. Erick Neal had an amazing game leading the Mavericks to a strong performance. On Saturday the Mavericks had to turn to other options for offense and some unexpected teammates stepped up. Davion Turner and Johnny Hamilton helped the team inch closer to a top four seed in the Sun Belt Conference tournament.
With a new year comes new goals for students around UTA’s campus. Numerous students answered the infamous “what’s your New Years resolution” question. Grades, more sleep, and getting fit are at the top of a lot of students’ resolution lists. It’s easy to set goals but some students have trouble maintaining their expectations. One UTA personal trainer talks about the weight room attendance in effect to students’ New Years resolutions.