ARLINGTON – Josten Crow drove for a layup with 15 seconds left and Gilberto Clavell added a free throw with four ticks remaining as Sam Houston held off a late UT-Arlington rally to win 67-64 in a Southland Conference men’s basketball game at Texas Hall Saturday night.
The Bearkats never trailed in the game, going up 39-24 at halftime and leading by as many as 18 points early in the second half.
Fifteen points down with 10:29 to play, UTA turned up the defensive pressure, holding the Bearkats without a field goal until Crow’s basket with 15 secons to play. The Mavericks had cut the margin to two points, 64-62, before Crow’s score.
Clavell ended the game with 25 points and 10 rebounds for Sam Houston as the Bearkats upped their record to 12-5 for the season. The Kats are unbeaten (4-0) in Southland action.
Marcus Hayes led UTA with 25 points. The Mavericks stand 8-9 for the season and 1-4 in league action.
Sam Houston out-boarded the Mavs 41-32. Ashton Mitchell, in foul trouble most of the game, scored seven points while Drae Murray scored six. Crow had five points and seven rebounds.
The Bearkat men will bring their four-game Southland winning streak back to Johnson Coliseum Wednesday night to play host to Lamar at 7 p.m.