TROJANS VS. MAVERICKSWHEN 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22
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LAST MEETING UALR 72, UTA 70 (Jan. 4 at Arlington, Texas)
ALL-TIME SERIES Tied 1-1
RADIO KABZ 103.7
AND ONESUTA won the only previous meeting between the teams in Little Rock. That game was the only loss in a 9-1 start to the nonconference season in 2007. ... Texas-Arlington features NCAA Division I transfers Reger Dowell (Oklahoma State) and Jamel Outler (Texas Tech). ... UALR won the first meeting this season on a buzzer beater by Josh Hagins.
BURN UNITA victory today would pretty much lock UALR into no worse than the fifth seed at next month's Sun Belt Tournament. A loss would nearly lock UALR out of a top three finish.
KING PRIAM'S KEYSWelcome back: We don't have any confirmation that Will Neighbour is a go for Saturday's game. Guess this is just wishful thinking. But if UALR is to make a late run in conference play, Neighbour is the key.
Free time: UALR needs to out free throw UTA. The Mavericks are 1-10 this season when making fewer free throws than their opponent.
Threes under 35: UALR has gotten better at defending the 3. UTA shoots 35 percent for the season but made just 21 percent in Thursday's loss at Arkansas State. UALR needs to keep UTA's three-point percentage below 35 percent.
Get to the 70s: If UALR gets to 70 points, its chances of winning go up. UTA is 5-0 this season when holding an opponent to less than 70 points. UTA has five more victories when the opponent scores between 70-79.
PREDICTIONSOmni Rankings: UTA by 1
Las Vegas Line: UALR by 3
Real Time RPI: UALR 76, UTA 69
Jeff Sagarin Ratings: UALR 70, UTA 69
CBS Sports: TBA
The Sports Network: TBA