UTA hosts CIT game Wednesday

March 17, 2013

The University of Texas at Arlington, which failed in its bid to get a Texas team into the NCAA Tournament late Saturday night, will host a postseason tournament game this week.

The Mavericks will play Oral Roberts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night in the College Insider.com Postseason Tournament at College Park Center.

The game will mark the second consecutive postseason tournament for UTA, which played in the NIT last season. The school has played in a postseason tournament four times.

UTA (19-13) lost to New Mexico State 64-55 Saturday night in the WAC title game. If the Mavs can beat ORU (18-14), it will mark just the fourth 20-win season in school history. The schools have met six times, with each team winning three games. UTA won the last meeting in 2002.

Tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at www.utatickets.com or by calling (817) 272-9595.