Scores

Final

UTSA 53

(10-22, 3-14 WAC)

TX-Arlington 69

(19-12, 11-7 WAC)

    11:30 PM ET, March 15, 2013

    Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    UTSA 20 3353
    UTA 33 3669

    Top Performers

    UT San Antonio: J. Hill 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    UT-Arlington: K. Gruszecki 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    Texas-Arlington 69, Texas-San Antonio 53

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Karol Gruszecki scored 19 points, and Texas-Arlington cruised into the Western Athletic Conference tournament final with a 69-53 victory over UTSA on Friday night.

    Gruszecki was 5 of 10 from 3-point range. Jamel Outler added 13 points for the fourth-seeded Mavericks (19-12), who will face No. 3 seed New Mexico State on Saturday with an NCAA tournament bid on the line. NMSU beat seventh-seeded Texas State earlier Friday.

    Jeromie Hill scored 17 for the ninth-seeded Roadrunners (10-22), who couldn't stay hot after knocking off top seed Louisiana Tech on Thursday. UTSA shot just 35 percent from the floor.

    The Mavericks took control early, riding a 15-4 run to a 26-11 lead and maintaining a double-digit advantage the rest of the way. Texas-Arlington led 33-20 at halftime and by as many as 21 points in the second half.

    Texas-Arlington outscored UTSA 34-14 in the paint and scored 15 points off turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTSA
    UTA
    Points 53 69
    FG Made-Attempted 18-51 (.353) 27-53 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-29 (.310) 9-21 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 6-9 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 21

    2012-13 Season

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    Jan 10, 2013 UTA 75, @UTSA 67Recap
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