Completing the 2021-2022 season with 19.9 points per game, the graduate guard has dribbled past injuries and adversity to be a First Team All-Sun Belt player. His next move is to enter the 2022 NBA Draft.
The men’s basketball team got eliminated in the first round Thursday, losing to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The team's 67-64 defeat against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette marked their final Sun Belt game, as they will move on to the Western Athletic Conference for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The Mavericks will be competing in their final Sun Belt Conference Tournament as members of the conference.
The No. 9 seed Mavericks will face the University of Lafayette on Thursday to kickoff its Sun Belt tournament run.
Men’s basketball snap their two-game winning streak, and the defeat produced the Mavs’ lowest-scoring total in a Sun Belt Conference game.
For the Mavericks to find success in their last home games, they will need to finish strong in close games, keep up their 3-point shooting and take advantage of their opponents’ losing streaks.
The Mavericks took an early lead but turned the ball over 17 times in the game. They play University of Louisiana at Lafayette at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Shutting down their opponents’ offense and defending against 3-pointers will help the Mavericks bring home two more wins and take their Sun Belt Conference record to above .500.
Graduate guard David Azore scored 36 on the night, the fourth time this season he has scored 30 or more points in a game.
With a current record of 5-5 in conference play, the Mavericks could improve their record by collecting a pair of wins in their next games.
During halftime, UTA retired former guard Marquez Haynes’ No. 0 jersey. Haynes played for the Mavericks from 2008-2010.
The NCAA granted an additional year of eligibility for winter-athletes at the end of the 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19. Now, the players show appreciation to the extra year.
To win against Texas State, the Mavericks should limit the Bobcats’ scoring duo, capitalize on their 3-point success rate and grab more rebounds.
The men’s basketball team went into halftime with a 35-26 lead but left defeated with a score of 75-70. UTA will return to the court Saturday to play University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
For the Mavericks to find success in their upcoming games, they should expect the return of a star player, improve their 3-point shooting and continue to lead in offensive rebounds.
Both teams are set to play again Thursday at 7 p.m., with the men’s team playing at Arkansas State University and the women’s team playing at home against Texas State University.
The Mavericks broke UC Santa Barbara's 20-game home winning streak, forcing turnovers and holding the Gauchos to their lowest scoring total of the season.
The Mavericks gave up the ball 14 times in the first 20 minutes of the match, closing out the game with 28 turnovers, the most since 2012.
The Mavericks will return to the court Tuesday against Abilene Christian University and the Lady Mavericks are slated to go against the University of Houston on Wednesday.
Adding seven new players to the roster and leveraging senior guard David Azore’s experience for his final season, the Mavericks are ready to return to the court.
Carrying over their impressive defensive performance from last season and leveraging the talents of their seven new players could help the Mavericks start strong.
Hoiberg committed to UTA in April for his final year of collegiate eligibility since the university was the most aggressive in recruiting him, he said.
Montez Young Jr., Waxahachie High School forward, led his team to the regional finals during his senior season and verbally committed to the Mavericks in March.