UTA silences record crowd, beats Texas State in double OT

Brian Warren scored 30 points Saturday afternoon to silence the largest crowd in the history of Strahan Arena, leading UT-Arlington past the Texas State Bobcats, 84-77, in double overtime.

It was the sixth win in seven games for the Sun Belt Conference’s streaking Mavericks, who are playing in their first season under head coach Chris Ogden.

Guard Nijal Pearson produced 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals for the Bobcats, who were playing in front of an announced home crowd of 6,581.


UTA 10-12, 6-3
Texas State 17-5, 6-3


“I’ve said it all year, and our guys have heard it all season, that we want to be playing our best basketball in February and March. Well, this is a pretty good start to that stretch we’ve emphasized for so long … I’m so proud of these guys.” — UTA coach Chris Ogden