Texas Arlington tops 100 points for first time in 4 years (Jan 23, 2017)

BY AP • January 23, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jalen Jones hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points, Kevin Hervey added 21 points, and Texas-Arlington won its third-straight game 108-71 over Louisiana Lafayette on Monday night.

The Mavericks (15-5, 5-2 Sun Belt), who topped 100 points for the first time since 2013, shot 40-for-70 from the field (57.1 percent) and hit 13 3-pointers. They also won the rebounding battle 52-36 and had 27 assists on their 40 field goals.

UT-Arlington led 40-31 at halftime and stretched it to double figures on a Jones 3 one minute into the second half. Jones' basket sparked a 13-0 run and a 20-point Mavericks lead.

The Ragin Cajuns (13-7, 3-4) never made a serious run, and two Faith Pope free throws put UT-Arlington up 30, 99-69, with 2:15 remaining.

Bryce Washington finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Louisiana-Lafayette. P.J. Hardy added 14 points and Johnathan Stove finished with 12 for the Ragin Cajuns.

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