Texas-Arlington vs. New Mexico State: Full Game Preview

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Texas-Arlington vs. New Mexico State: Full Game Preview
Texas-Arlington
(17-11, 10-4 away)
New Mexico State
(20-10, 14-1 home)
Venue: Pan American Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas-Arlington K Butler 10.6 J Reves 8.6 S White-Miller 3.5
New Mexico State D Mullings 14.0 B Sy 7.4 T Watson 3.0

On Saturday, New Mexico State welcomes Texas-Arlington at Pan American Center. The game gets underway at 9 p.m. EST and you can see it on AggieVision. The Aggies fell to the Mavericks 68-47 on Dec. 29.

Texas-Arlington is in fourth place in the conference and nipping at the heels of third-place New Mexico State.

In a 78-60 dismantling of Louisiana Tech on Mar. 7, Daniel Mullings put up 23 points and eight rebounds for the Aggies. With 14.0 points per game and 2.2 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Mavericks, Karol Gruszecki finished with 16 points and five rebounds in the 84-55 loss to Denver on Mar. 7. He contributes 2.5 rebounds per game in addition to his 7.9 points per game.

Texas-Arlington StatSmack

  • Even computers respect New Mexico State more. New Mexico State has a better RPI this season than Texas-Arlington (RPI: No. 65 vs. No. 138).
  • Las Cruces isn't as congested as Arlington (population is significantly lower).
  • New Mexico State is ranked higher than Texas-Arlington in the WAC (No. 3 vs. No. 4).
  • New Mexico State is a better shooting team (45.5 percent vs. 40.6 percent) than Texas-Arlington this season.
  • New Mexico State has a stronger schedule than Texas-Arlington this season (SOS Rank: No. 126 vs. No. 187).
  • New Mexico State has more wins over the last 5 years than Texas-Arlington (121 vs. 107).
  • Daniel Mullings is ranked 7th in the WAC in points and 33rd nationally in steals.
  • New Mexico State is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on New Mexico State is 77.9 inches compared to 76.1 inches for Texas-Arlington.
  • New Mexico State has a better record at home than Texas-Arlington this season (13-1 vs. 7-7).
  • Since 1998, New Mexico State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Texas-Arlington (one vs. zero).
UTA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Jordan Reves 29 8 9 1 1 2 2
C+ Brandon Edwards 26 8 8 1 1 1 1
C Kevin Butler 27 11 5 1 1 0 2
C- Cameron Catlett 24 6 3 3 1 0 2
C- Karol Gruszecki 22 8 2 1 1 0 2
C- Greg Gainey 16 7 4 0 1 0 1
D+ S. White-Miller 24 5 1 4 1 0 2
D+ Drew Charles 16 4 2 1 1 0 2
D+ Jamel Outler 18 7 1 1 1 0 1
D Luke Davis 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Kyle McElvain 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Deon Rodgers 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
NMSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Daniel Mullings 0 14 5 3 2 0 3
B- Sim Bhullar 23 10 6 1 0 2 1
B- Bandja Sy 0 12 7 1 1 1 2
B- Tyrone Watson 34 11 5 3 1 0 3
C Renaldo Dixon 18 6 4 1 0 1 1
C- Terrel de Rouen 20 6 2 2 0 0 1
C- K. Ross-Miller 23 5 2 2 1 0 2
D+ T. Nephawe 21 7 5 0 0 1 3
D+ Remi Barry 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Kevin Aronis 10 3 1 0 0 0 0
D B.J West 5 2 3 0 0 0 1
D Matej Buovac 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D- Eric Weary 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
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