Scores

Final

TX-Arlington 77

(12-5, 5-0 Sun Belt)

Texas A&M-CC 73

(2-15, 1-4 Southland)

    8:00 PM ET, January 18, 2012

    American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas

    1 2 T
    UTA 40 3777
    AMCC 30 4373

    Top Performers

    UT-Arlington: L. Reed III 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Texas A&M-CC: K. Dvorak 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

    Texas-Arlington 77, Texas A&,M-CC 73

    Associated Press

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- LaMarcus Reed scored 26 points, and Texas-Arlington fought off a furious Texas A&M-Corpus Christi comeback Wednesday for its eighth straight win, 77-73.

    Reed was 6 of 7 from the field, including 3 of 3 on 3-pointers, for the Mavericks (12-5, 5-0 Southland). Kevin Butler added 14 points, and Jordan Reves had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

    Terence Jones scored 17 points for the Islanders (2-15, 1-4).

    UTA started the game on a 24-3 run, capped by two Bo Ingram 3-pointers. The Islanders pulled within 40-30 at halftime on a Chris Hawkins-Mast layup, then tied the game at 47 on a Hameed Ali 3-pointer with 12:49 to play.

    But A&M could never grab the lead. A Myron Dempsey jumper made it 74-73 with 2:04 left, but free throws by Reves and Shaq White-Miller sealed the win.

    With the win, Texas-Arlington is off to its best start in conference play since 1990-91.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTA
    AMCC
    Points 77 73
    FG Made-Attempted 22-43 (.512) 25-49 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 11-16 (.688)
    FT Made-Attempted 26-32 (.813) 12-18 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 25 0

    2011-12 Season

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