NCAA Basketball

UT Arlington Mavericks (24-11)


La-Monroe beats UT-Arlington 82-71 in Sun Belt semifinal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) DeMondre Harvey had a career-high 21 points and Louisiana-Monroe advanced to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament final with an 82-71 victory over Texas-Arlington on Saturday.

The second-seeded Warhawks (20-12) conceded the first 12 points of the game but responded with a 27-6 run and led the rest of the way. UL-Monroe faces top-seeded Arkansas-Little Rock (28-4) on Sunday.

Harvey was 9 of 9 from the floor with seven rebounds. Majok Deng had 18 points and Justin Roberson added 16 and eight assists for Louisiana-Monroe, which shot 50 percent from the floor, and 48 percent on 13-of-27 shooting from long range.

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Leaders
Points: K. Hervey18.1
Rebounds: J. Bilbao7.1
Assists: E. Neal6.2
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: E. Neal73.0%
3P%: D. Charles37.9%
Steals: E. Neal1.6
Blocks: K. Hervey0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Sun Belt Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Little Rock 17-3 30-5
Louisiana-Monroe 15-5 20-14
UT Arlington 13-7 24-11
Louisiana-Lafayette 12-8 19-15
Georgia Southern 10-10 14-17
Georgia State 9-11 16-14
Texas State 8-12 15-16
South Alabama 8-12 14-19
Arkansas State 7-13 11-20
Appalachian State 7-13 9-22
Troy 4-16 9-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 78.9 (45)
Rebounds: 14.9 (3)
Assists: 16.9 (13)
FG%: 42.5% (253)
FT%: 69.6% (181)
3P%: 32.6% (273)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 69.1 (105)
Rebounds: 28.9 (11)
Assists: 12.3 (115)
FG%: 39.6% (21)
FT%: 66.3% (25)
3P%: 33.6% (127)
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