Score: UTA 72, ULM 57
Teams: ULM (8-22, 2-15 SBC), UTA (24-6, 14-3 SBC)
Location: Fant-Ewing Coliseum/Monroe, La.
Monroe, La. – The ULM men’s basketball team could not overcome a hot three point shooting performance from UT Arlington on Thursday night as the Warhawks fell 72-57 to the regular season Sun Belt Conference champion Mavericks.
THE TURNING POINT
-The Mavericks took a one-point lead into intermission on Thursday night but shot 53.3 percent in the second half and held the Warhawks to just 27 second half points in route to the 15-point victory.
-The Warhawks were led in the contest by Travis Munnings’ 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting while pulling down eight rebounds. Nick Coppola added 11 points and had five assists for the Warhawks.
-Marcus Washington stuffed the stat sheet, scoring 12 points while pulling down 10 rebounds for the seniors’ first career double-double. He also matched a career-best with six assists and tied a career-best with three blocks and three steals.
-Freshman Sam Alabakis pulled down career-best eight rebounds for the Warhawks, two more than any game prior to tonight’s game.
-For the ninth time this season, the Warhawks had at least two individuals play 40-plus minutes in a game as Munnings and Coppola each went the distance on Thursday. Coppola did it for the 14th time this season while Munnings has now notched the mark five times.
-The Mavericks had four players in double figures, led in the contest by Jalen Jones’ game-high 23 points. Erick Neal added 12 points and five assists with three steals. Kevin Hervey had 10 points and 12 rebounds while fellow big man Jorge Bilbao had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Mavericks.
-Following Thursday’s contest, the Warhawks close out the regular season home slate on Saturday afternoon when they welcome in Texas State for Senior Day. The matchup with the Bobcats is slated to tip off at 2:00 p.m. following the women’s game.