Brandon Edwards had 11 rebounds and Jordan Reves five blocked shots for the Mavericks (6-3, 1-0 WAC), who were victorious in their first and last WAC opener. UT-Arlington, after arriving from the Southland Conference, departs for the Sun Belt in 2013.
A 17-5 run over an 8:32 stretch in the second half gave the Mavericks permanent control. Edwards had six points during the surge, which culminated on Karol Gruszecki's 3-pointer that gave UT-Arlington a 54-32 cushion with 10:33 remaining.
New Mexico State leads the all-time series 10-2, but the Mavericks have won the last two meetings.
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.