Txarlingtn 39 32 71
Idaho 30 38 68
Date of game: 2/14/2013

Recap: Idaho vs. Texas-Arlington

Moscow, ID (Sports Network) - Kevin Butler drained all seven of his 3-point attempts for a career-high 23 points, as the Texas-Arlington Mavericks held off the Idaho Vandals, 71-68, in Western Athletic Conference action at Cowan Spectrum.

Brandon Edwards added 11 points for UTA (13-9, 8-5 WAC), which has won a season-high three straight games.

For Idaho (9-15, 5-9), Stephen Madison scored 25 points and was also red-hot from beyond the arc, making 5-of-5 from deep. Kyle Barone tallied 21 points and 10 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the season, while Mansa Habeeb chipped in 11 points for the Vandals, who have lost three in a row.

UTA trailed by six less than four minutes into the game, but it ended the first half 6-of-10 from 3-point range and took a 39-30 lead into the break.

Idaho opened the second half on a 17-6 run to take a 47-45 lead on a Connor Hill 3-pointer at the 14:23 mark, but UTA answered immediately with a 7-0 spurt to regain its advantage. The Vandals came back once again, tying the game, 59-59, with less than nine minutes left. Greg Gainey converted a layup for the Mavericks less than a minute later, and they never again surrendered the lead. Idaho shot just 1-of-8 from the field in the final five minutes.

UTA held on to win despite its foul trouble, as it was outscored from the free-throw line, 25-10.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Kyle Busch's chances of making the Chase

Kyle Busch won Sunday's road course race in Sonoma, California, but he still has a long way to go to become eligible for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Extra Points: Bennett is far down on Seahawks' list

NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it's tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.

Mackanin to remain Phillies interim manager

Pete Mackanin will remain interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Report: Thunder sign Singler to extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly retained restricted free agent forward Kyle Singler with a five-year contract extension.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.