Halftime Report

Fortunes may be turning around for Southern Utah after losing four in a row. After one quarter, neither squad has the contest in the bag, but Southern Utah leads 39-37 over the Mavericks.

With eight games having already gone down to the wire, it's been a real nail-biter of a season for Southern Utah, and they're locked in yet another close battle with the Mavericks. Maybe Southern Utah will pull away, but we predict a narrow margin.

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Southern Utah Thunderbirds @ UT Arlington Mavericks

Current Records: Southern Utah 9-17, UT Arlington 13-13

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We've got another exciting WAC matchup on schedule as the UT Arlington Mavericks and the Southern Utah Thunderbirds are set to tip at 8:00 p.m. ET on February 22nd at College Park Center. UT Arlington has been getting the ball to fall more lately as they've increased their point totals each of their last three games.

UT Arlington was handed a two-point defeat in their last contest, but they sure didn't let that happen against the Vaqueros on Saturday. The Mavericks were the clear victor by a 89-70 margin over the Vaqueros.

Meanwhile, Southern Utah's recent rough patch got a bit rougher on Saturday after their fourth straight defeat. They fell just short of the Wolverines by a score of 78-75. For those keeping track at home, that's the closest loss Southern Utah has suffered since January 13th.

The victory got the Mavericks back to even at 13-13. As for the Thunderbirds, they have not been sharp recently as the team's lost five of their last six matches, which put a noticeable dent in their 9-17 record this season.

Looking forward to Thursday, UT Arlington is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by nine points. Those interested in the spread don't face an easy decision since they are 17-7 and Southern Utah is 9-4.

UT Arlington was able to grind out a solid victory over the Thunderbirds in their previous matchup on February 1st, winning 76-68. Will UT Arlington repeat their success, or do the Thunderbirds have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.


UT Arlington is a big 9-point favorite against Southern Utah, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is 156.5 points.

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Series History

UT Arlington and Southern Utah both have 1 win in their last 2 games.

  • Feb 01, 2024 - UT Arlington 76 vs. Southern Utah 68
  • Feb 23, 2023 - Southern Utah 86 vs. UT Arlington 76