Leading by as many as 17 points midway through the second half, UT-Arlington saw its advantage evaporate as Fordham slowly chipped away. The Rams tightening the gap to 73-72 on Mandell Thomas' bucket with 1:12 left. But the Mavericks hung on and Erick Neal sealed the win with 4-for-5 shooting from the free throw line over the final 40 seconds.
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