It’s a non-conference contest on the college hardwood when the Sun Belt locks up with the Pac-12 up in the Pacific Northwest. The UT Arlington Mavericks are on the road as they travel to face the #14 Oregon Ducks Sunday evening. UT Arlington was upended 80-73 on the road by Nevada Tuesday night in their last contest. Oregon turned back #13 Memphis 82-74 in the Phil Knight Invitational Tuesday night in their last game. This marks the first time that the two teams have met on the hardwood as Division I programs.
UT Arlington Mavericks Seek Bounceback WinUT Arlington battled but ended up with their first loss of the season as they fell on the road to Nevada. The Mavericks look to earn a bounceback victory in their trip here to the Pacific Northwest against a good Oregon team. UT Arlington gave up an 11-0 run in the first half to trail by 10: they cut the deficit to three at halftime. The Mavericks’ last lead came at 43-42 three and a half minutes into the second half but gave up a 9-2 run to trail by six. UT Arlington got no closer than three the rest of the way. The Mavericks shot only 34.4 percent from the field, including 11 of 36 from three-point range, and clanked nine of 27 free throw attempts in the game. Radshad Davis led the way for UT Arlington with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
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The Mavericks are 144th in scoring offense as they put up 76.7 points per game on the season. UT Arlington is 77th in rebounding with 42.3 boards a night and tied for 27th by dishing out 18 assists per game. The Mavericks are solid on the defensive end, ranking tied for 99th in the nation by allowing 63 points per game on the year. Jabari Narcis leads the team with 11 points plus eight rebounds per contest. TiAndre Jackson-Young chips in nine points plus 3.3 boards a contest while Jordan Phillips adds seven points a night. David Azore (10.3 points, 4.3 boards), Radshad Davis (11 points, 6.7 rebounds), Brian Warren and Sam Griffin each average at least seven points a night. UT Arlington shoots 41.2 percent from the field on the year. The Mavericks knock down an average of 11.7 three-pointers a night while sinking 32.7 percent from beyond the arc. UT Arlington is solid at the charity stripe as they cash in 70.7 percent of their attempts this season.
Oregon Ducks Shoot to Remain UnbeatenOregon ran their record to 3-0 as they took care of Memphis in the Phil Knight Invitational with a solid performance. The Ducks try to maintain their early-season success at home as they prepare to face UT Arlington in this contest. Oregon led by as many as 12 in the first half and held a six-point advantage at intermission. In the second half, the Ducks were down 49-48 just over four minutes into the second half before going on a 9-0 run to take the lead for good. Oregon didn’t see their lead drop below four the rest of the way. The Ducks shot 48.3 percent from the field, including nine of 23 from three-point range, to help overcome 18 turnovers and 12 missed free throws in the contest. Shakur Juiston led Oregon with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
The Ducks are 34th in the nation in scoring offense as they average 86.3 points per game this season. Oregon is grabbing 39.3 boards a night (147th in the nation) while they are tied for 27th in assists by handing out 18 dimes a night. The Ducks are 184th in scoring defense as they allow 68.7 points per game. Payton Pritchard leads the team with 19 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game this season. Anthony Mathis puts up 17 points a night, Shakur Juiston contributes 12.7 points, 6.3 rebounds plus 4.3 assists a night while Chris Duarte chips in 10 points a game. Francis Okoro, Will Richardson and Addison Patterson are solid secondary scorers. Oregon is shooting a solid 53.3 percent from the field as a team this season. The Ducks are draining 7.7 triples a night while shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc. Oregon is shooting a mediocre 65.7 percent from the free throw line as a team this season.
The top trends for this contest according to Covers.com:
- Mavericks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games
- Ducks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games
- Ducks are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
- Ducks are 11-0 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record