Texas–Arlington Mavericks men's basketball

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Texas–Arlington Mavericks
2014–15 Texas–Arlington Mavericks men's basketball team
Texas–Arlington Mavericks athletic logo
University University of Texas at Arlington
Conference Sun Belt
Location Arlington, TX
Head coach Scott Cross (9th year)
Arena College Park Center
(Capacity: 7,000)
Nickname Mavericks
Colors

Orange, Blue, Black, and White

                        
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament appearances
2008
Conference tournament champions
2008
Conference regular season champions
2004, 2012

The Texas–Arlington Mavericks men's basketball team is an NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Sun Belt Conference. Home games are played at College Park Center, located on University of Texas at Arlington's campus in Arlington. The team appeared in the 2008 NCAA tournament, losing against the #1 seed Memphis in the first round, although Memphis was later forced to vacate the win due to infractions committed by the program.

History[edit]

The Mavericks are one of the founding teams of the Southland Conference, which began with five institutions on March 15, 1963.[1] Although only 15 of 54 seasons have resulted in an overall winning record, 5 of the past 6 seasons have winning records. The team won an outright regular season championship in 2012, along with a tie for the 2004 regular season champion and a 2008 conference tournament championship that led to their first NCAA Tournament appearance.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Until February 2012, the Mavericks played at Texas Hall, which is a 3,300 seat theater on the campus. The teams played on the stage, and fans could watch the game from either the theater seats or the bleacher section.

A new arena called the College Park Center with a seating capacity of 7,000 hosted the final four regular season home games for the team in 2012.[3][4] The facility is located on the eastern side of the campus along with new housing, parking, and retail developments.

Coaches[edit]

The Mavericks have had 7 coaches, listed below, in their 51-year history. Scott Cross is the current coach.

  • Tom Tinker - 1959-1966 (7 seasons)
  • Barry Dowd - 1966-1976 (10 seasons)
  • Bob LeGrande - 1976-1987 (11 seasons)
  • Jerry Stone - 1987-1988 (1 season)
  • Mark Nixon - 1988-1992 (4 seasons)
  • Eddie McCarter - 1992-2006 (14 seasons)
  • Scott Cross - 2006–present (entering 8th season)

Postseason results[edit]

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Mavericks have appeared in the NCAA Tournament once. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2008 First Round Memphis L 63–87^

^Memphis win vacated for NCAA infractions

NIT results[edit]

The Mavericks have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) two times. Their record is 0–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1981 First Round South Alabama L 81–84
2012 First Round Washington L 72–82

CIT results[edit]

The Mavericks have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2013 First Round Oral Roberts L 76–84

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Tom Tinker (Independent) (1959–1963)
1959-1960 Tinker 6-18
1960-1961 Tinker 11-12
1961–1962 Tinker 6-18
1962–1963 Tinker 8-17
Tom Tinker: 31-65 (.323)
Tom Tinker (Southland Conference) (1963–1966)
1963–1964 Tinker 4-21 1-7 T-4th
1964–1965 Tinker 10-14 3-5 4th
1965–1966 Tinker 9-13 1-7 5th
Tom Tinker: 23-48 (.324) 5-19 (.208)
Barry Dowd (Southland Conference) (1966–1976)
1966–1967 Dowd 14-12 4-4 T-2nd
1967–1968 Dowd 6-20 2-6 5th
1968–1969 Dowd 8-18 3-5 4th
1969–1970 Dowd 8-16 4-4 T-2nd
1970–1971 Dowd 8-18 3-5 4th
1971–1972 Dowd 14-12 5-3 T-3rd
1972–1973 Dowd 13-13 8-4 3rd
1973–1974 Dowd 7-18 2-2 2nd
1974–1975 Dowd 6-20 2-6 5th
1975–1976 Dowd 6-21 1-9 6th
Barry Dowd: 80-168 (.323) 34-48 (.415)
Bob LeGrande (Southland Conference) (1976–1987)
1976–1977 LeGrande 3-24 1-9 6th
1977–1978 LeGrande 10-17 3-7 4th
1978–1979 LeGrande 11-16 1-9 6th
1979–1980 LeGrande 14-13 3-7 6th
1980–1981 LeGrande 20-8 7-3 T-2nd NIT First Round
1981–1982 LeGrande 16-12 6-4 3rd
1982–1983 LeGrande 9-19 3-9 7th
1983–1984 LeGrande 5-23 1-11 7th
1984–1985 LeGrande 12-16 3-9 6th
1985–1986 LeGrande 12-18 2-10 7th
1986–1987 LeGrande 10-18
Bob LeGrande: 122-184 (.399) 30-78 (.278)
Jerry Stone (Southland Conference) (1987–1988)
1987–1988 Stone 7-22 4-10 T-6th
Jerry Stone: 7-22 (.241) 4-10 (.286)
Mark Nixon (Southland Conference) (1988–1992)
1988–1989 Nixon 7-21 4-10 7th
1989–1990 Nixon 13-16 6-8 5th
1990–1991 Nixon 20-9 11-3 T-2nd
1991–1992 Nixon 16-13 11-7 5th
Mark Nixon: 56-59 (.487) 32-28 (.533)
Eddie McCarter (Southland Conference) (1992–2006)
1992–1993 McCarter 16-12 10-8 T-3rd
1993–1994 McCarter 7-22 4-14 10th
1994–1995 McCarter 10-17 7-11 T-7th
1995–1996 McCarter 11-15 7-11 T-7th
1996–1997 McCarter 12-15 8-8 T-4th
1997–1998 McCarter 13-16 8-8 T-5th
1998–1999 McCarter 10-16 8-10 T-7th
1999–2000 McCarter 15-12 11-7 T-4th
2000–2001 McCarter 13-15 11-9 T-4th
2001–2002 McCarter 12-15 9-11 T-7th
2002–2003 McCarter 16-13 13-7 3rd
2003–2004 McCarter 17-12 11-5 T-1st
2004–2005 McCarter 13-15 7-9 8th
2005–2006 McCarter 14-16 7-9 7th
Eddie McCarter: 179-211 (.459) 111-127 (.466)
Scott Cross (Southland Conference) (2006–2012)
2006–2007 Cross 13-17 8-8 T-5th
2007–2008 Cross 21-12 7-9 7th NCAA First Round
2008–2009 Cross 16-14 9-7 5th
2009–2010 Cross 16-14 8-8 7th
2010–2011 Cross 13-16 7-9 9th
2011–2012 Cross 24–9 15–1 1st (West) NIT First Round
Scott Cross (Western Athletic Conference) (2012–2013)
2012–2013 Cross 19–14 11–7 T-4th CIT First Round
Scott Cross: 122-96 (.560) 65-49 (.570)
Scott Cross (Sun Belt Conference) (2013–present)
Total: 620–795 (.438)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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