Texas-Arlington wins 73-68 with balanced scoringThursday, Dec 22, 2011
LaMarcus Reed added 15 points for the Mavericks (6-5), while Kevin Butler and Jordan Reeves had 11 points each. The game came on the final night of the Athletes in Action Holiday Classic, hosted by Utah State.
St. Peter’s (2-10) was led by Darius Conley with 22 points, 16 coming in the second half. Conley also had a game-high 12 rebounds.
St. Peter’s opened the second half with a 21-10 run, highlighted by 12 points from Conley in the paint. Conley brought the Peacocks to within a basket of catching the Mavericks, 51-49 with 8:58 to play, before two 3-point shots by Reed helped stop the run.
St. Peter’s was unable to get any closer as UTA nailed nine free throws in the final three minutes.