ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Kevin Hervey scored 23 points and Erick Neal added 20 and they took over late to lead UT Arlington past North Texas 65-60 on Saturday night for the Mavericks’ fifth straight win.
Hervey broke a tie at 60 on a jumper with 23 seconds left to put UT Arlington (7-1) up for good at 62-60. Just seconds prior, Shane Temara tied at 60 for the Mean Green.
Before Temara’s bucket, Neal scored on a layup with 54 seconds left for a 60-58 lead. Neal added a pair of free throws with three seconds left to secure the win.
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Hervey added eight rebounds and Neal had a season-high five steals, five rebounds and three assists. Johnny Hamilton finished a rebound shy of his third double-double of the season with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Temara led North Texas (4-5) with 15 points and a career-high 14 rebounds and Roosevelt Smart scored 14.