Utah State vs Texas-Arlington

Texas-Arlington 83, Utah St. 78

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kevin Butler scored 23 points and had a game-clinching steal and layup in the closing seconds to help Texas-Arlington beat Utah State 83-78 on Thursday night and advance to the Western Athletic Conference tournament semifinals.

Utah State had a chance to tie with a 3-pointer, but Butler stole a pass with 9 seconds left and streaked down the court to score and secure the victory for the fourth-seeded Mavericks (18-12). On Friday, they'll face ninth-seeded UTSA, which upset top-seeded Louisiana Tech earlier Thursday.

Butler was 8 of 13 from the floor, including three 3-pointers. Karol Gruszecki added 17 points.

Jarred Shaw led the fifth-seeded Aggies (21-10) with 20 points, and Spencer Butterfield had 19.

Texas-Arlington went ahead for good, 72-70, on Shaquille White-Miller's 3-pointer with 3:01 to play. Ben Clifford's 3-pointer with 40 seconds left pulled Utah State within 80-78 before a Butler free throw set up the closing sequence.

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Utah State Aggies
J. Shaw, F358-134-590320
B. Clifford, F265-62-231316
M. Jean, F200-11-22211
S. Butterfield, G386-95-561119
M. Davis, G290-34-41554
T. Roland335-103-541116
J. Stone181-10-22012
M. Lopez10-00-00000
Totals 25-4319-2530101578
 58.1%76% 
Texas-Arlington Mavericks
K. Butler, F328-134-650423
J. Reves, F295-62-640112
K. Gruszecki, F276-161-132217
C. Catlett, G255-102-217212
S. White-Miller, G251-30-02533
B. Edwards192-50-05134
G. Gainey162-50-02004
J. Outler141-12-22025
D. Charles131-10-22223
Totals 31-6011-1927171983
 51.7%57.9% 
Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
San Diego St14-427-926
Boise St.14-425-940
Colorado St.13-527-729
Wyoming11-725-1071
Utah St.11-718-13144
Fresno St.10-814-17183
UNLV8-1018-15114
New Mexico7-1115-16172
Air Force6-1214-17240
Nevada5-139-22306
San Jose St.0-182-28336

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.15-525-1053
Ga. Southern14-622-9113
UL-Monroe14-624-14132
UL Lafayette13-722-14143
UT-Arlington10-1016-15185
App. St.9-1112-17250
S. Alabama9-1112-21275
UALR8-1213-18276
Texas St.7-1314-17236
Arkansas St.6-1411-18277
Troy5-1510-19313
 
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MEMP 81
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