Arkansas St. wants to sweep UTA
Texas-Arlington (8-9, 4-5) vs. Arkansas State (6-8, 3-4).
First National Bank Arena, Jonesboro, Arkansas; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
. BOTTOM LINE: Texas-Arlington looks for vengeance on Arkansas State after dropping the very first match in Jonesboro. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 29, when the Red Wolves shot 40.3 percent from the field and went 17 for 19 from the totally free toss line en path to the 83-75 success.
TEAM LEADERS: Arkansas State’s Norchad Omier has averaged 12.2 points and 11.6 rebounds while Caleb Fields has actually put up 12.6 points. For the Mavericks, Shahada Wells has averaged 16.3 points and 2.2 steals while Sam Griffin has put up 13.4 points.
SUN BELT IMPROVEMENT: The Red Wolves have scored 74.1 points per game against conference challengers so far, an improvement from the 61.3 per game they recorded against non-conference challengers.
CREATING OFFENSE: Wells has actually either made or helped on 41 percent of all Texas-Arlington field goals over the last five games. The junior guard has 28 field objectives and 20 assists in those video games.
YET TO WIN: The Mavericks are 0-5 when they score 64 points or fewer and 8-4 when they exceed 64 points. The Red Wolves are 0-6 when they fail to score more than 72 points and 6-2 on the season, otherwise.
RISK BEHIND THE ARC: Texas-Arlington’s Griffin has actually tried 103 3-pointers and connected on 37.9 percent of them, and is 9 of 22 over the previous three video games.
DID YOU KNOW: Arkansas State gets to the line regularly than any other Sun Belt team. The Red Wolves have actually averaged 23.9 complimentary throws per game this season.
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