The Mavericks will open their conference play against Arkansas State University at College Park Center, while the Lady Mavericks will face the Red Wolves in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Head coach Shereka Wright’s picks include returning university staff members and new staffers from across the nation.
Before Shereka Wright made her return to the Lone Star State, she coached for seven years in the Southeastern Conference at both Vanderbilt University and the University of Alabama.
A Texas High School Hall of Fame member, Wright joins the program after spending the last two seasons at Vanderbilt.
Athletic director Jim Baker knew what Krista Gerlich was capable of when he selected her to lead the UTA women’s basketball program in 2013.
The former Lady Mavericks head coach spent her collegiate basketball career at Texas Tech from 1989 to 1993 and was a shooting guard on the 1993 national championship-winning Lady Raiders.
The NCAA basketball season ended during the recruiting contact period, and not being able to invite recruits to campus has posed the biggest challenge in pursuing new prospects.
A 10-24 record in the 2019 season helped the Wings clinch the second pick in the draft, and multiple trades over the offseason netted the team the fifth, seventh and 21st selections.
The team put up a record of 21-11 and 14-4 in league play, which saw them in contention for the Women’s National Invitation Tournament for the second year in a row.
UTA’s season ends with a 21-11 overall record, 14-4 in league play, and awaits a potential bid to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
On Wednesday, NCAA president Mark Emmert announced that attendance would be limited at the 2020 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments due to the progression of COVID-19 in the U.S.
The Lady Mavericks advance to the quarterfinal of the Sun Belt Women’s Basketball Championship to face the University of South Alabama at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The senior forward secured All-Sun Belt First Team honors after being named player of the week five times throughout the regular season.
The No. 3 Lady Mavericks face No. 10 Texas State University in the first round at 6 p.m. Tuesday at College Park Center.
This game marked the team’s seventh ever 100-point game, and their 14 successful 3-pointers surpassed the previous program record.
The top teams are consistently staying in their spots, but there was a little bit of movement in the middle of the men’s and women’s tables.
The women's basketball team defeated Texas State University 69-49 on Feb. 22 at College Park Center. Senior forward Marie Benson led the team with 20 points and 15 rebounds. The Lady Mavericks have just two home games left in the regular season.
The Lady Mavericks will continue their final homestretch against Georgia State University on Thursday at 7 p.m. at College Park Center.
New teams are in this week’s top spots for men’s and women’s basketball in the Sun Belt Conference. Upset victories and convincing wins contributed to major shake ups in these new power rankings.
As a result of the trade, the Wings will receive a 2020 fifth pick, a 2020 seventh pick via Seattle and a future first round pick.
The women's basketball team fell 80-62 against Coastal Carolina University on Feb. 8 at College Park Center. Senior guard Aysia Evans led the team with 24 points. The Lady Mavericks wore pink for UTA Beats Cancer Day.
Though the team matched the Chanticleers’ physicality in the first quarter, head coach Krista Gerlich attributed the loss primarily to lacking offensive aggression.
The Lady Mavericks will take on Coastal Carolina University at College Park Center on Feb. 8, with a win putting them back in contention for the Sun Belt Conference title.
Check out The Shorthorn sports desk's predictions for the Sun Belt Conference basketball matchups, along with special guest picker associate news editor Angelica Perez.