Wilson, Hervey lead UT Arlington to win over Ga. Southern (Feb 22, 2018)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Kaelon Wilson had a career-high 23 points and Kevin Hervey added 21 as UT Arlington dominated the second half to even its Sun Belt Conference record, beating Georgia Southern 83-63 on Thursday night.
The victory moves UT Arlington closer to securing a fourth-place finish in the conference. The top four teams receive a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
The Mavericks (17-12, 8-8) are battling with seven other teams for a top-four finish.
UTA trailed for most of the first half until Wilson scored four straight points to end the half and take a 37-33 lead. The Mavericks had a 28-4 run in the final period to easily win the second half 46-30 to pick up their fourth win in the last six games.
UTA will face Georgia State (20-8, 11-4) in Arlington before traveling to Texas State to conclude the regular season.
Montae Glenn and David-Lee Jones Jr. had 12 points apiece for the Eagles (17-11, 8-7).