Texas-Arlington vs. New Mexico State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Texas-Arlington vs. New Mexico State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Texas-Arlington 66
(17-12, 10-5 away)
New Mexico State 69
(21-10, 15-1 home)
Venue: Pan American Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, March 09, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Texas-Arlington 23 43 66
New Mexico State 38 31 69
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas-Arlington K Butler 14 G Gainey 9 S White-Miller 8
New Mexico State B Sy 19 S Bhullar 12 D Mullings 5

On Saturday, Mar. 9, New Mexico State took on Texas-Arlington and just barely got by the Mavericks 69-66 in WAC action. New Mexico State was up 38-23 at the half and then held on in the second half to get the victory. The season series between the two teams is now tied at 1-1. The Aggies got the win with eight points and 12 rebounds from Sim Bhullar. Bandja Sy scored 19 points and added four rebounds. For the Mavericks, Kevin Butler got a team-high 14 points and five rebounds. Next up for New Mexico State (20-10, 14-4 WAC) is Idaho (12-17, 7-11 WAC) on Thursday, Mar. 14 at home.

New Mexico State Game Notes

  • The Aggies have won six close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, New Mexico State is 29-25 in close games.
  • New Mexico State has won 88 percent of the time this season (15-2) when its field goal percentage has been 45.5 percent or better.
  • The Aggies have won 86 percent of the time this season (12-2) after recording six or more blocks.
  • NMSU has won every game this season (10-0) after holding an opponent to under 37.9 percent field goal percentage.
  • NMSU has won 93 percent of the time this season (14-1) when opponents record two or fewer blocks.
  • This season New Mexico State has won 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Bandja Sy has 19 points or more, 75 percent of the time (6-2) when Sim Bhullar has four free throws made or more, and 83 percent of the time (5-1) when Daniel Mullings has five assists or more.
  • The Aggies set a season high for free throws made (25).
  • The last time NMSU recorded at least 25 free throws made was Mar 08, 2012 against Fresno State.
  • The Aggies have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the 16th game at home this season--NMSU has a 12.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Bandja Sy and K.C. Ross-Miller) accounted for 44.9 percent of the points.
  • Sim Bhullar accounted for 34.2 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Bandja Sy has led the team in scoring in eight out of 31 games this season.
  • Sim Bhullar has led the team in rebounding in eight out of 31 games this season.
  • Bandja Sy has six straight double-digit point games.
  • Sim Bhullar recorded the third double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Renaldo Dixon.

Texas-Arlington Game Notes

  • The Mavericks have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Texas-Arlington is 30-33 in close games.
  • Shaquille White-Miller recorded a team season high in assists with eight.
  • The top two rebounders (Greg Gainey and Jordan Reves) accounted for 44.4 percent of the rebounds.
  • Kevin Butler has led the team in scoring nine times in 29 games this season.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Kevin Butler.
  • Karol Gruszecki has four straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Greg Gainey.
UTA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AGreg Gainey20991001
BKevin Butler291451404
BS. White-Miller28728003
BBrandon Edwards12621101
BJordan Reves35970113
B-Karol Gruszecki251141112
CDrew Charles19700001
CJamel Outler8310000
DCameron Catlett21011001
-Deon Rodgers3010001
NMSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Sim Bhullar348120143
B+Bandja Sy371943006
BDaniel Mullings281145214
B-Remi Barry26971001
B-Terrel de Rouen17800200
C+K. Ross-Miller231241004
C-Renaldo Dixon18230012
D-Kevin Aronis16000000

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