TX-Arlington 69

(2-6, 0-5 away)

Texas 72

(6-1, 5-1 home)

    Coverage: LHN/WatchESPN

    8:00 PM ET, November 29, 2013

    Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas

    1 2 T
    UTA 41 2869
    TEX 33 3972

    Top Performers

    UT-Arlington: B. Edwards 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Texas: D. Holland 23 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Texas wins by comeback again 72-69 over Arlington

    Associated Press

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The Longhorns have made a habit of late comebacks this season, and Friday night's 72-69 victory over UT Arlington was yet another example.

    Texas (6-1) trailed by as many nine points in the second half, but charged late with a 14-1 run to snag a 65-61 lead at the 4:54 mark. The Mavericks (2-6) played tough the rest of the way, but the Longhorns endured for their fourth second half comeback-victory of the season.

    Demarcus Holland made the biggest play of the game when he ripped the ball away from Reger Dowell and charged down court for a two-handed dunk. It gave Texas a 70-69 lead with 1:03 left. He also had a career-high 23 points and 11 rebounds for his first career double-double.

    The win moved the Longhorns to 9-0 in the all-time series against the Mavericks. Cameron Ridley recorded his third double-double of the year for the Longhorns with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

    The Mavericks' five road losses this season are their worst road start since 2002-03.

    UTA had a chance to tie at the last second on a half-court shot from Stuart Lagerson, but it fell short.

    Reger Dowell, who entered the game averaging 24.6 points per game, scored only 17 points on 6-of-20 shooting. The Mavericks had four players finish the game in double figures, including Brandon Edwards, who totaled 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

    The Mavericks finished the game with 39 rebounds to the Longhorns' 38, becoming the first school to outrebound Texas this season.

    The Mavericks outrebounded Texas 27-17 in the first half and connected on 6 of 15 3-point attempts to the Longhorns' 1-of-10. Dowell, Lonnie McClanahan and Jamel Outler each had 10 points for UTA at the intermission.

    Texas' biggest problem in the first half came at the free throw line, converting on only 8 of 18 attempts.

    The Longhorns were without their leading scorer, junior forward Jonathan Holmes. He missed the game due to a death in his family.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 69 72
    FG Made-Attempted 23-60 (.383) 25-55 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-27 (.333) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 19-37 (.514)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

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