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Neal has career-high 38, UTA rallies to beat Appalachian St.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Erick Neal had a career-high 38 points and Kevin Hervey added 18 points with 14 rebounds to lead UT Arlington to an 89-77 comeback victory over Appalachian State on Thursday night.

The Mavericks drilled 10 of 16 (63 percent) from beyond the arc with Appalachian State making just 8 of 31 from distance.

Neal was 11 of 19 from the floor, hitting five from distance, and making 11 of 12 free throws. Hervey was 6 of 8 from the line as the Mavericks made 29 of 38 free-throw attempts. Appalachian State made 13 of 16.

Nathan Hawkins added a career-best 19 points for UTA (14-10, 5-6 Sun Belt Conference).

Appalachian State held a 39-35 halftime advantage. UTA took its first lead, 58-57, since early in the game when DJ Bryant made two free throws with 8:10 left. Neal drained a 3 and followed with a layup as the Mavericks took the lead for good 63-60 with 6:24 left.

The Mavericks made 16 free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

Ronshad Shabazz led the Mountaineers (9-15, 4-7) with 31 points, one shy of his career high.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo App. St. 9-15 393877
home team logo UT-Arlington 14-10 355489
Team Stats
away team logo App. St. 9-15 80.6 PPG 39.1 RPG 12.8 APG
home team logo UT-Arlington 14-10 65.9 PPG 39.4 RPG 11.4 APG
Key Players
2
R. Shabazz 18.4 PPG 2.7 RPG 2.6 APG 44.8 FG%
5
E. Dennis 15.5 PPG 4.5 RPG 1.8 APG 35.7 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB