Warren lifts Texas-Arlington over Appalachian St. 78-68

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brian Warren had 22 points as Texas-Arlington beat Appalachian State 78-68 on Saturday.

Edric Dennis had 14 points and six assists for Texas-Arlington (12-12, 8-3 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Tiandre Jackson-Young added 10 points. Andres Ibarguen had 10 points and nine rebounds for the hosts.

Texas-Arlington posted a season-high 24 assists.

Ronshad Shabazz had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Mountaineers (8-16, 3-8). Tyrell Johnson added 11 points.

Justin Forrest, the Mountaineers’ second leading scorer entering the contest at 16 points per game, had 7 points on 3-of-10 shooting.

The Mavericks improve to 2-0 against the Mountaineers on the season. Texas-Arlington defeated Appalachian State 82-72 on Jan. 10. Texas-Arlington takes on Arkansas-Little Rock on the road on Thursday. Appalachian State matches up against Coastal Carolina at home next Saturday.