Scores

Final

Utah State 78

(21-10, 11-7 WAC)

TX-Arlington 83

(18-12, 11-7 WAC)

    11:30 PM ET, March 14, 2013

    Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    USU 29 4978
    UTA 40 4383

    Top Performers

    Utah State: S. Butterfield 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Texas-Arlington: K. Butler 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Stl

    Texas-Arlington 83, Utah St. 78

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Kevin Butler scored 23 points and had a game-clinching steal and layup in the closing seconds to help Texas-Arlington beat Utah State 83-78 on Thursday night and advance to the Western Athletic Conference tournament semifinals.

    Utah State had a chance to tie with a 3-pointer, but Butler stole a pass with 9 seconds left and streaked down the court to score and secure the victory for the fourth-seeded Mavericks (18-12). On Friday, they'll face ninth-seeded UTSA, which upset top-seeded Louisiana Tech earlier Thursday.

    Butler was 8 of 13 from the floor, including three 3-pointers. Karol Gruszecki added 17 points.

    Jarred Shaw led the fifth-seeded Aggies (21-10) with 20 points, and Spencer Butterfield had 19.

    Texas-Arlington went ahead for good, 72-70, on Shaquille White-Miller's 3-pointer with 3:01 to play. Ben Clifford's 3-pointer with 40 seconds left pulled Utah State within 80-78 before a Butler free throw set up the closing sequence.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USU
    UTA
    Points 78 83
    FG Made-Attempted 25-43 (.581) 31-60 (.517)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 10-23 (.435)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-25 (.760) 11-19 (.579)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 18

    2012-13 Season

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