Jones scores 23, UT Arlington beats Louisiana-Monroe 71-55 (Jan 21, 2017)

BY AP • January 21, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jalen Jones matched a career high with 23 points Saturday and UT Arlington held Louisiana-Monroe without a field goal for the final 10 minutes for a 71-55 win.

The Mavericks (14-5, 4-2 Sun Belt) closed the game on a 19-2 run. The Warhawks (6-13, 0-6) missed their final 13 shots from the field and scored their last points on Jordon Harris' pair of free throws with 6:13 left.

Jorge Bilbao added 13 points and a career-best 15 rebounds for UT Arlington. Kevin Hervey added 14 points and seven rebounds.

Harris made 5 of 9 from 3-point range and led Louisiana-Monroe with 19 points. Nick Coppola scored 11.

Jones gave the Mavericks the lead for good at 54-53 on a jumper with 10:05 left, 14 seconds after Travis Munnings' 3-pointer gave the Warhawks their last lead and last field goal.

Louisiana-Monroe had its largest lead at 22-16 in the first half.

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