Utahst 29 49 78
Txarlingtn 40 43 83
Date of game: 3/14/2013

Recap: Texas-Arlington vs. Utah State

Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Led by a 23-point effort from Kevin Butler, the fourth-seeded Texas-Arlington Mavericks outlasted the fifth-seeded Utah State Aggies, 83-78, in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at Orleans Arena.

Karol Gruszecki added 12 points for UTA (18-12), which will play Texas-San Antonio in Friday's semifinals. Jordan Reves and Cameron Catlett netted 12 points apiece, with Catlett also handing out seven assists.

For USU (21-10), Jared Shaw tallied 20 points and nine rebounds, while Spencer Butterfield poured in 19 points. Ben Clifford and TeNale Roland each scored 16 points but the two also combined for 10 turnovers.

Although both teams shot greater than 53 percent from the field in the first half, UTA took a 40-29 advantage into intermission by taking 12 more field goal attempts than USU.

The Aggies climbed all the way back to take a 70-69 lead with just over three minutes left in the game, but the Mavericks answered immediately with six straight points to regain the advantage. USU got within one possession in the final minute, but Butler sealed the win for UTA with a 1-of-2 trip to the foul line and a layup down the stretch.

UTA earned extra possessions by winning the turnover battle, 14-6.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into primetime for Week 17

The NFL announced Sunday night that the AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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