ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Kevin Hervey hit four 3-pointers and had 16 points, Nathan Hawkins added 15 points and UT Arlington snapped a three-game skid Monday night with an 88-67 win over NAIA member St. Francis (IL).
Jorge Bilbao contributed 11 points, while Faith Pope and Kaelon Wilson had 10 apiece for UT Arlington (2-3), which hit 53 percent of its 60 shots from the field. Pope also hauled in eight rebounds.
The Mavericks broke away with a 17-2 run fueled with three of Hervey's 3-pointers to make it 32-15 with seven minutes left in the first half and protected the double digit advantage the rest of the way.
St. Francis got a tip-in from Landus Anderson 45 seconds into the game to take its only lead, 2-1.
Jo Jo Ballestero led the Fighting Saints with 15 points, Jorden Thornton added 12 and Anderson finished with 10.