UT-Arlington Men’s Basketball team took over the Sunbelt conference top spot this past weekend, and they’ve taken a few steps to get there, literally. “Take the Stairs” has become more than just a part of the teams work out, its become a lifestyle. Head Coach Scott Cross has developed a philosophy that reminds the team daily that nothing worth working for comes easy.
UT Arlington made history last Tuesday, November 29th. The Mavericks experienced their first victory against their parent school, University of Texas 72-61. Students made the 4 hour journey down I-35 to the Frank Erwin Center to witness the rematch first hand. Kevin Hervey led the way for UTA (5-3) with a double-double of his own, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 boards.
Kory Kelch & Emily Arcement
UTA Men’s Basketball kicked off their 2016-2017 season with a win. The perfect way to finish the annual Homecoming Week for the University. Star forward Kevin Hervey made his return onto the court after last years season ending knee injury.
Kaelon Wilson came off the bench in the first quarter after starter Drew Charles fouled twice within the first five minutes. Wilson would finish with 19 points, shooting 8 of 8 from the floor, a UTA single game record.
Jalen Jones and Kevin Hervey lead the charge in the second hold, holding off the tigers in an 89-82 victory. Hervey finished his homecoming night with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
The team will have their first road trip against the University of Minnesota Monday Night and will be the first of three games in five nights on the road.
Emily Arcement, UTA News
UT Arlington had their annual Maverick Hoops Media Day to kick off this 2016-2017 season at the College Park Center. In addition to both teams and head coaches present they were accompanied by the UTA Cheer and Dance with mascot, Blaze. Both head coaches talked about the preparation for the season and opinions on the preseason rankings. The start of the season sparks the highly anticipated return of Projected Player of the Year, Kevin Hervey. The junior forward was ranked among the nation’s best players 18 points and 9 rebounds prior to a season-ending knee injury.
Lady Mavs continued their competitive play this past weekend starting off quickly with a 3 set win Friday Night against University of Louisiana Monroe. Saturday’s match was UTA Senior Night honoring seniors Kaitlyn Granger and Cassidy Wheeler and the team kept their winning ways. Taking the match in 3 sets for the second consecutive night.
Move over Arlington, IHOP there’s a new Pancake House in town and its conveniently located on UTA Greek Row. Delta Delta Delta Sorority is hosting their annual fundraising event, Delta House of Pancakes for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Learn about the passion behind these dedicated women raising funds to find a cure.
With purchasing your DHOP ticket you can receive unlimited pancakes while contribute to this amazing cause.
UT Arlington Mavericks took on the University of Little Rock Warriors Friday October 7th. Arlington won the first set, while Little Rock tied it up in the next. Arlington managed to pull out a win after two consecutive sets.
The following day, Saturday October 8th, the Mavericks took on Arkansas State, and lost 3 sets in a row.
Leaving home Asuncion, Paraguay 3 years ago for Arlington, Texas has been a major adjustment for senior tennis player Angeles de los Rios. Fortunately UTA has been the best place for her develop and thrive within her game.
UT Arlington basketball has risen to the spotlight in recent years for thier relentless effort on the court, but it’s what they do after the whistle blows that sets them apart. Coach Scott Cross and Krista Gerlich believe as a student athlete, not only is it important to lead on the court but also the community.