Scores

Final

New Mexico St 47

(6-7, 0-1 WAC)

TX-Arlington 68

(6-3, 1-0 WAC)

8:00 PM ET, December 29, 2012

College Park Center, Arlington, Texas

1 2 T
NMSU 24 2347
UTA 37 3168

Top Performers

New Mexico State: D. Mullings 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Texas-Arlington: K. Butler 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Texas-Arlington 68, New Mexico St. 47

Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kevin Butler scored 18 points and Drew Charles added 12 to lead Texas-Arlington to a 68-47 victory against New Mexico State on Saturday night.

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.

Daniel Mullings had 21 points and Sim Bhullar 14 points and five blocks for the Aggies (6-7, 0-1).

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
UTA
Points 47 68
FG Made-Attempted 17-51 (.333) 27-61 (.443)
3P Made-Attempted 2-18 (.111) 6-19 (.316)
FT Made-Attempted 11-23 (.478) 8-15 (.533)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 21

2012-13 Season

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