Streaking UTA stuns No. 12 St. Mary's
MORAGA, Calif. — Kevin Hervey scored 15 points and UT Arlington beat a Top 25 team for the first time in program history, shocking previously unblemished No. 12 Saint Mary's 65-51 on Thursday night.
The Mavericks (8-3) had gone 0-28 against ranked opponents dating to their first try in February 1967 before their big upset at McKeon Pavilion, where the Gaels had won eight straight and 23 of 24.
But Saint Mary's (6-1) never clicked against the scrappy UTA team while returning from a break for final exams for its first game since a win at Stanford on Nov. 30.
Erick Neal added 13 points and eight assists in UTA's seventh straight victory.
Jock Landale had a rare poor shooting performance, limited to 14 points on 3 of 10 from the floor and the Gaels had a season-low 11 assists.
IOWA 78, NO. 25 IOWA STATE 64: At Iowa City, Iowa, Peter Jok scored 23 points and Iowa upset Iowa State to end a three-game losing streak against its instate rival.
Iowa shot 59 percent in the first half, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range, and jumped ahead by as much as 46-29. The Cyclones (6-3) slowly chipped away at that deficit in the second half, but a 7-0 run by the Hawkeyes after Iowa State got to 60-53 finished them off.
Matt Thomas scored 14 points to lead the Cyclones, who were just 8 of 30 from 3-point range.