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Golf Cart Parade is hole-in-one A shorter route ends parade in the middle of campus, earning it more attention. BY JOAN KHALAF The Shorthorn senior staff

The annual Golf Cart Parade thrived with creativity Wednesday for the third year in a row. “Just look at that,” said Seth Ressl, Greek Life and University Events director, pointing to Beta Theta Pi fraternity’s golf cart in which members dressed as superheroes. The event was part of Homecoming week and included a parade of 35 organizations’ golf carts, a pep rally and a cannon firing. Organizations threw candy and flyers to get bystanders’ attention. The parade is a growing tradition, said Eric Johnson Residence Hall events manager. “This is the biggest one I’ve seen,” he said. “They’re becoming more imaginative and creative.” The line of carts started in Lot 40 and ended on the Central Library mall. UTA Cheer member Haley Cole said the event was better than last year, which ended in front of Texas Hall. The undeclared sophomore said that because of the location, more

Senior Guard Marquez Haynes breaks record


MORE COVERAGE Page 2 • Golf Cart Parade photos • Advance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged event Page 6 • Coverage of Wednesday’s Homecoming basketball game Online • Video coverage of the Golf Cart Parade • More Homecoming photos

people knew about it. “It’s right here in the middle of everyone’s classes,” she said. “There were more people cheering with us.” Communication senior Dan Cruz said he wishes the organizations would just hand out candy instead of throwing it. “There’s some kind of psychological block about picking candy up off the ground,” he said. “I just can’t do it.” Trinity Hall Council themed its cart with The Lonely Island’s song “I’m on a Boat” that included a golf cart decorated like a PARADE continues on page 2


Job fair informs over 1,500 attendees someone’s hand and not fill out applications online is gold for me,” alumna Caryle-Anne Towner said. Towner graduated from BY LORRAINE FRAJKOR UTA with a Bachelor of Arts The Shorthorn staff in communications and public More than 1,500 current stu- relations. Within the past two dents and alumni looking for in- months, Towner said she has ternships or a change of career filled out 100 to 200 applications, and path attended out of those, the Spring she has only 2010 Job Fair been to three Online at on Wednesday interviews. in the “I wish I ick Activities would have Center. gone to more Career SerGet an interview from an employer career fairs vices hosted at the job fair? Go online to our Web before I gradover 100 emsite for interview tips and find out uated,” she ployers — inhow to get business attire for free. said. cluding 24 W h i l e Hour Fitness, most of the Farmers Insurance, Geico, the Internal Rev- career booths were handing out enue Service and the U.S. Secret pens, pencils, bags, key chains Service — who talked to stu- and candy, Mouser Electronics dents and gave them informa- had a table full of back-scratchtion about their organization. FAIR continues on page 4 “Every opportunity to shake

More than 100 employers participated and utilized new methods to draw students.

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Senior guard Marquez Haynes dunks during the Mavericks’ 75-71 victory over Lamar on Wednesday at Texas Hall. Haynes broke UTA’s single season scoring record of 599 points, previously held by Sam Norton during the ’83-’84 season, with 605 points as of Wednesday.

BY CLINT UTLEY The Shorthorn sports editor

Senior guard Marquez Haynes made UTA basketball history in the Mavericks’ 75-71 win over Lamar on Wednesday night in Texas Hall. Haynes scored 21 points and broke the UTA single season scoring record to lead the Mavs (16-10, 8-5 Southland Conference) over the Cardinals. Three other Mavericks, senior forward Tommy Moffitt, senior

Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity members perform a dance routine for the New Member Showcase on Wednesday night at Greek Row. The choreographed routine ended with the performers in their undergarments and a repeated chorus of “Sig Ep!”

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• This week, the university is about all things Homecoming. Space is limited in the paper, but coverage rolls over onto the Web site with a Homecoming gallery featuring photos of the Golf Cart Parade, Homecoming basketball game and Boom at Noon to name a few. • The Greeks showcased their new members with skits and dancing on Wednesday evening. Visit the Web site for an exclusive story. • The webcast, The Shorthorn After Dark, includes footage from the men’s basketball win over Lamar, Golf Cart Parade and firing of the Carlisle Cannons at the Boom at Noon. • Visit the Web site to view user-submitted photos from homecoming events around campus. Submit your own at The Shorthorn: Michael Minasi

guard Brandon Long and sophomore guard LaMarcus Reed III, scored in double figures. Moffitt and Long each scored 16 and Reed had 10. The first half didn’t look too promising for the Mavs or Haynes. UTA was held to 36 percent shooting from the floor and Haynes registered only one point in the first 20 minutes.

HAYNES HIGHLIGHTS Senior guard Marquez Haynes recordbreaking season highlights • Most 30-point games in a season (7) • Most points in a two-year career (1,101)

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UTA Police release GPS bulletin, anti-theft tips Police say practicing prevention reduces the opportunity for thefts. BY CHASE WEBSTER The Shorthorn staff

UTA Police posted a bulletin Wednesday warning students of eight motor vehicle burglaries that occurred on campus. Along with the bulletin posted in MavMail, police will also publish preventative tips in Tuesday’s TrailBlazer, university spokesperson Kristin Sullivan said.

“It’s definitely something we want the university to be aware of,” she said. Five GPS units were reported stolen from cars on Feb. 9, and three more on Feb. 16. The suspects broke the cars’ windows and removed the GPS units, leaving other valuable items in the vehicles. Police are remaining vigilant in terms of future thefts but are not close to making any arrests, said Assistant Police Chief Rick CRIME continues on page 3

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Rows of parked golf carts sit waiting to be transformed back into the regular street appearance after their role in the Homecoming Golf Cart Parade Wednesday afternoon. Thirty-five golf carts were used and decorated by various organizations around campus.

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Danny Woodward, special assistant to the president, announced the different students organizations’ carts as they drive by in front of Ransom Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

Creativity Test: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. UTA/Fort Worth Center Santa Fe Station. For information, contact Megan Topham at 817-272-5988 Study Abroad Drop-in Advising and Info Table: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. University Center booth, near Starbucks. For information, contact Kelsi Cavazos at 817-2721120 or Modeling and Control in Multiscale Manufacturing: 11 a.m.noon. Free. 601 Nedderman Hall. For information, contact Stathis Meletis at 817-272-2398 or Image-based Robot Control: the Multiple View Geometry Approach: 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. 203 Nedderman Hall. For information, contact David Kung at 817-272-3627 or kung@cse.uta. edu Department of Biology Colloquium Series: 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Free. 124 Life Science Building. For information, contact Ellen Pritham at 817-272-2872 Business Alumni Quarterly Event: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Humperdink’s Restaurant and Brewery. For information, contact Colt Bearden at


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Alpha Tau Omega fraternity members participate in the Homecoming Golf Cart Parade on Wednesday on the UC mall.

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boat and a pool toy dolphin in the golf cart’s back. Biochemistry freshman Ana Pina said the council wanted to be in the parade to show that they’re involved. “We wanted to show that we have fun and that we’re cool because we’re on a boat,” she said. The Staff Advisory Council used a sustainable electric golf cart to support the university’s initiative to “go green.” EXCEL Campus Activities’ goal for the parade

was bringing more attention to their group, said EXCEL Vice President Sondra Showels. Their golf cart had Superman symbols, but instead of an ‘S’, they had an ‘E’. “Our theme is ‘saving students from boredom, one event at a time’,” the nursing junior said. English sophomore Austin Mills said he thinks he came into the wrong part of the parade, because it was more eventful at the end. “It was less than stellar,” he said. “We were in front of the UC and all they were doing was just shooting candy.”

Allan Saxe, political science associate professor, emceed the past two years, but wasn’t able to this year because he was donating blood. “I would have by far been the best announcer,” he said. “The rest would have been boring.” Ressl said the carts allow organizations to show their character to the campus. “It’s something they can put their stamp on,” he said. “It’s something to be enthusiastic about.”

TODAY’S HOMECOMING EVENTS 7 p.m. Homecoming Step Show, Texas Hall 8 p.m. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Rosebud Theatre

Thirty-seven plays in 108 minutes may sound impossible. But that is just what The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged accomplishes. From Hamlet to The Tempest, the Homecoming week performance will showcase all of Shakespeare’s plays. The comedic show will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, 11 p.m. Friday WHEN AND and 8 p.m. WHERE Saturday in the Rosebud What: The Theatre. Complete OriginalWorks of ly written by William the Reduced Shakespeare Shakespeare Abridged C o m p a n y, The ComWhere: Rosebud Theatre plete Works of William When: 8 p.m. Shakespeare Thursday, 11 Abridged p.m. Friday incorporates and 8 p.m. improvisaSaturday tion and spontaneity, Admission: and turns Free old-school iambic pentameter into a modern-day parody. Communication adjunct lecturer Melanie Mason is working with the Alumni Association to put on the performance. “The entire play is put on by three male actors,” Mason said. “All the actors are UTA alumni.” The play Americanizes Shakespeare’s message using football, purposely bad Scottish accents and rap to entertain audiences of all ages. The actors will use props and wigs to portray the alternative versions of Shakespeare’s work. Theatre Arts Associate Professor Joe Chapa and alumni Steven Morris and Anthony Bowling will star in the play. “It is a wonderfully fun performance,” Mason said. — Hannah Dockray The Athletic Department reminds the crowd to support the Mavs at their game against Lamar University on Wednesday during the Homecoming Golf Cart Parade.

JOAN KHALAF The Shorthorn: Raziq Brown

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fainting in the Business Building on 701 West St. EMS transported her to Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. The case was cleared. Theft An officer 7:37 p.m. took a report of a stolen laptop from a student at the Central Library on 702 Planetarium Place. The case is active.

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13 spots open with learning group Requirements to be a Peer Academic Leader include a cumulative 2.5 GPA. By JuStin ShaRp The Shorthorn staff

The application deadline to become a Peer Academic Leader for the fall 2010 semester is March 5. PALs, students who work with freshman interest groups, are groups of freshmen students with similar majors. Members of these groups are located together in campus housing to provide support and academic assistance to each other. Each group has a PAL who lives close to the students, usually in the same hall. The College of Science has created two new freshman interest groups that are more specific to fields of scientific study in psychology, biology/ health profession majors. Biology and psychology are the two largest departments in the College of Science. Lori Norris, science special programs coordinator, said students who participated in the program showed improved retention of material from the fall to spring semester and performed better in classes. “The FIGs are another way to support our students,” Norris said. “Based on talking with students who have participated in the science FIG, it has been beneficial to not only grades, but also in adapting to college life.” She added that there’s a huge disconnect between high school and college, in both the workload and the level of personal responsibility, and that the freshman interest group program helps freshmen survive their first year. Biochemistry sophomore Rebecca Denney was in the science freshman interest group and has applied to be a PAL for the fall. She said that being in a

freshman interest group helped greatly. “We were all in the same biology class, so we had study groups together,” she said. “Everyone in my FIG became like family.” Denney said she has high hopes for next semester, both for herself as a PAL and for the new students in her freshman interest group. “I hope they get to know and depend on each other and become like a family the way I did with my group,” she said. The College of Science freshman interest group was originally for students interested in teaching math and science. Matthew Hendricks, Student Success Programs associate director, said that this was in order to help students apply for a scholarship provided by government grants. The scholarship was set up to stimulate interest in teaching degrees in those fields but wouldn’t be available until the students’ junior year. Students still received academic support for science if they didn’t go into the teaching program, but not the scholarship. “Now, we’re better able to tailor the program and seminar course to provide as personalized of a program as we can for each student,” Hendricks said. There are 13 spots available for the fall semester – two in science, eight in engineering and three in nursing, he said. Qualifications for PALs include a history of academic success, a 2.5 cumulative GPA, recommendations from professors and an interest in teaching as discovered through the two-day interview process in which applicants will participate in various activities under observation. JuStin ShaRp

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Mary Vaccaro speaks at the Focus on Faculty Speaker Serieson Wednesday afternoon in the Parlor on the sixth floor of the Central Library. Vaccaro spoke on the use and exchange of drawings in Renaissance art.

Professor shows slice of museum Mary Vaccaro displayed slides of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By Rachel SnydeR The Shorthorn staff

Mary Vaccaro gave about 80 people an inside look at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, while showing slides of famous 16th century artworks such as Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” The event was held Wednesday in the Central Library and was the last Focus on Faculty for the year. Focus on Faculty is a speaker series that primarily features faculty doing awardwinning research. The art and art history associate professor spoke about how artists worked in the 16th century and showed slides of famous museums and art around the world. She focused on how drawings were used and exchanged in Renaissance art.

Vaccaro was highlighted for tant to the Library dean for receiving the Outstanding Re- marketing and external relasearch Achievement or Creative tions, invited Vaccaro to speak, set up and publicized Accomplishment the event. Award from the “I thought it She said Vaccaro President’s Convowas the only profescation for Academic was interestsor from the ColExcellence in 2009. ing to know lege of Liberal Arts Vaccaro teaches to speak this year a drawing class on she handled campus and primar- Michelangelo’s and she tries to have representation from ily studies Italian drawings.” all the colleges on artists. campus for Focus on She has lectured tommie Wingfield Faculty each year. at the Metropolitan library assistant to Vaccaro showed Museum of Art, as the dean for marphotos from the well as museums keting and external store room in the in Italy, England, relations Metropolitan MuFrance and Japan. seum of Art, where She said she looked at works of art in mu- she was allowed to research artseums and sometimes deter- ists’ work. “She made a well-prepared mined which artist did unattributed paintings by looking at presentation,” Wingfield said. “I thought it was interesting to the style of artist’s work. “The award was a great know she handled Michelanhonor, it looks at faculty across gelo’s drawings.” the university so it was a pretty big deal,” Vaccaro said. Rachel SnydeR Tommie Wingfield,

Gomez. Students need to be aware of the issues and help police prevent crime, he said. “We wanted to issue a warning in crime awareness to the public because this is not just a UTA problem,” he said. The FBI published a report stating GPS unit thefts increased from 3,700 to 24,700 from 2006 to 2008. This is due to the sudden popularity of the devices, said James Hawthorne, Arlington Police Department Deputy Chief. “GPS are a fairly new phenomena,” he said. “There weren’t that many thefts several years ago because people didn’t have them. Now they’re more popular and people leave them in plain view.” Laptops, purses, cell phones and GPS units are very tempting for would-be criminals walking by a vehicle, he said. The crime awareness bulletin and TrailBlazer prevention tips have not been available until Wednesday due to the nature of the crimes, Sullivan said. “We get the bulletin out as soon as possible when it’s a violent crime,” she said. “The crime awareness bulletin is coming out now because there’s not an immediate threat to a person.” Most of the devices stolen were windshield-mounted and had not been hidden by the owners of the vehicle. The visibility of GPS units increases the opportunity for thieves to break into a car. The only way to reduce crimes is to reduce the opportunity for crimes to happen, Hawthorne said. “Your momma used to say, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’” he said. “Practice prevention, and it takes away the need for the call.” chaSe WeBSteR


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Reaccreditation to be announced in July planning to study at UTA beNational Architectural cause the school has divisive Accrediting Board visited programs.” UTA Saturday to Wednesday. Guillot said the team found By ShamBhu Sharan The Shorthorn staff

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The UTA 2010 Job Fair features over 50 companies looking for prospective employees, interns and possible careers for students.

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ers to give to interested students. “It’s popular, and what we’re known for,” said Cherie Ayala, Mouser Electronics human resources spokeswoman. “It’s something different that gets our name out there.” Criminal justice senior Kim Stovall said she attended the job fair because she was looking for a career change. She looks to find a government job or possibly pursuing teaching certification. “Everyone should attend job fairs,” she said. “With this economy, additional networking is needed, especially for upcoming graduates.” The job fair gave students and alumni the opportunity to see different jobs that they may have

never even thought about before, Towner said. Mouser Electronics recruiter Teresa Lewis said there was a nice variety of employers. “The last one was too focused on engineer and accounting careers,” she said. “This one had a good mix of marketing, accounting, economics, sales and information technology.” One thing that could possibly reap more turnout at future careers fairs would The Shorthorn: Rasy Ran be include more communications and public rela- Right: Remington College analyst Wesley Costa speaks with interdiscitions related employers for plinary studies senior Stephen Turner, not pictured, Wednesday during people working toward a the job fair at the Maverick Activities Center. liberal arts degree, Towner said. “I think a job fair is very important because it shows the university is trying to help students out to get jobs,” accounting junior Luke Neitzel said.

“With this economy, additional networking is needed, especially for upcoming graduates.” Kim Stovall, criminal justice senior

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Members of the National Architectural Accrediting Board left the university on Thursday afternoon after presenting the preliminary reaccreditation report to the School of Architecture students, faculty and staff. Team chair Frank Guillot read the report his five-team members prepared and said the report will be edited and reviewed back and forth between him and the school over the next several months. He will present his report to the NAAB. “The final determination will be made in July, and then the school will be notified immediately,” Guillot said. Guillot said the report stated that the school met several expectations, such as a diverse student body, outstanding faculty research, sustainability and meeting weekly office hours. The school did not meet a few conditions such as program preparation, professional development and curriculum course details. Guillot said Architecture Dean Donald Gatzke and Architecture Program Director Bijan Youssefzadeh are great assets for the school. “The overall tone of our visit was exceptional and rewarding,” Guillot said. “We’d like to give the deepest appreciation to the students who shared their concerns with the entire team for the commitment to follow their education and they desire to become a good citizen of the architecture community.” Architecture senior Marisol Hoyt attended the meeting for the first time and learned about the reaccreditation process. “Reaccreditation means a lot for me,” Hoyt said. “I am

the students highly diverse, enthusiastic, motivated, talented and engaged. Architecture sophomore Christopher Laskoski said he loved the team’s presentation. “I am looking forward to seeing more diversity as professional point of view,” Laskoski said. “The school is in good standing and I hope the school will be reaccredited.” Gatzke said he was very pleased by the findings of the team. “They reinforced what we think are the key issues for a design school to focus on, and the areas of concern are really very easy to address,” he said. “The success of this visit is what happens when everybody — faculty, students, staff and administration — do their jobs in the very best way they can. It’s truly a complete team effort.” Gatzke said the team remarked on the diversity of the school and the range of ideas, teaching strategies and content of the curriculum. “The team’s comments indicated that the school continues to make progress at a rapid pace,” he said. NAAB team member Joseph Mashburn said the school has a great long history. “You are blessed to be here,” Mashburn said. “I encourage all students to take advantage of the faculty.” David Shove-Brown, another NAAB team member, encouraged students by working hard until they reached their goal. “You need to keep working and doing great things,” Brown said. “Feel confident you have done the work. Be familiar with your strength.”


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Check out The Shorthorn on Friday for the baseball season outlook and previews of the weekend’s games. Thursday, February 25, 2010

The ShorThorn

Haynes breaks single season scoring record Game


Men’s basketball

Ut arlington 75, lamar 71

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East Stephen F. Austin Southeastern Louisiana Northwestern State Nicholls McNeese State Central Arkansas

SLC 9-4 7-6 5-8 4-9 4-9 2-11

Overall 19-7 15-11 10-16 9-18 9-18 8-19

West Sam Houston State UT Arlington Texas A&M Corpus Christi UTSA Texas State Lamar

SLC 12-1 8-5 8-5 7-6 6-7 5-8

Overall 20-6 16-10 14-13 17-9 12-15 14-15

Women’s basketball East Central Arkansas Stephen F. Austin Northwestern State Southeastern Louisiana McNeese State Nicholls


SLC 10-3 10-3 6-7 4-9 2-11 1-12

Overall 20-6 15-9 13-13 10-16 6-20 4-21

West SLC Lamar 11-2 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 10-3 UTSA 9-4 UT Arlington 7-6 Texas State 6-7 Lamar 2-11

Overall 21-6 18-8 15-11 12-14 9-16 6-18

women’s basketball

Mavericks lose rematch against Lamar, 79-73 Three Mavericks finished in double figures for the women’s basketball team, but Lamar’s late run on Wednesday night in Beaumont, Texas defeated the Mavericks, 79-73, after being down most of the second half. After being up 66-56 with 4:28 left in the game, Lamar (21-6, 11-2 Southland Conference) went on a 17-2 run to take a 73-69 lead with 23 seconds left to escape with a victory. The run overshadowed the Mavericks (12-14, 7-6 SLC), who shot 46.8 percent from the field. Junior guard Tamara Simmons, who led all Mavericks with 23 points, had a chance to tie the game with a 3-pointer with a minute left, but missed. Lamar’s junior forward Jenna Plumley finished with 30 points. Senior guard Meghan Nelson finished with 21 points, but only had five points in the second half. Junior forward Shalyn Martin was one rebound away from her ninth double-double of the season. She finished with 16 points. Lamar started off the game with a 13-5 run. The Mavericks went on a run 14-2 run to take a 19-15 lead with 10:14 left in the first half. The Mavericks were able take a 40-37 lead in to halftime. The difference in this game was Lamar’s bench, which had 26 points compared to the Mavericks’ 11. Head coach Samantha Morrow said her team has to challenge themselves in order to finish out the season strong. “We know how good we can play, and we know how bad we can play,” Morrow said. “I like the good team that shows up and wears our uniforms. I don’t like that team that steals our uniform and comes out and doesn’t have emotion and is more worried about offense rather that defense.” — Travis Detherage

The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley

Senior guard Brandon Long slams into Cardinals center Coy Custer as he shoots during the second half of the Mavericks’ victory on Wednesday in Texas Hall.

Reed’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer capped a 7-0 Maverick run over the final 4:09 of the first half to close Lamar’s lead to 34-28. Long said head coach Scott Cross didn’t say much to the team at halftime. “Actually he didn’t say nothing at halftime,” Long said. “That’s what did it. He didn’t go over any plays. He just told us to sit down, close our eyes and visualize how we wanted to play in the second half and what we could do better. And it worked.” The Mavs went on a 17-2 run to open the second half. Haynes had two dunks in the opening minute of the second half to spark the run. UTA shot 62 percent from the floor in the second half. The scoring record fell at the 8:09 mark of the second half. Haynes knifed through the lane and scored on a layup to give him his 16th point of the night – good enough for 600 on the season and one more than Norton’s record from the ’83-’84 season. Haynes said he wasn’t even thinking about the record during the game. “I thought about it before the game,” he said. “I just played so bad in the first half and I knew that the difference in the game was my play. We were down six, [at halftime] and if I play like I’m capable of playing, we’re winning.” Haynes said he needed to have a bigger impact in the second half. “That’s all I was concentrating on - stepping up as a senior and coming back and winning this game,” he said. UTA led by as many as 14

Lamar Player Nabors Custer Mathis Miles Minor Lopez Wesley Harris Brown Nwevo Totals

FG-FGA REB 5-11 14 5-15 11 3-7 4 4-14 7 3-8 1 0-0 2 0-0 1 2-6 5 0-0 0 1-3 2 23-64 48

PTS 14 14 8 14 9 0 0 7 0 5 71

MIN 37 29 14 38 32 4 4 28 4 10 200

UTA Player Moffitt Reed Haynes Gentry Long Parker Williams Awange Catlett Reves Totals

FG-FGA REB 7-12 8 3-8 3 6-13 4 0-1 4 5-10 3 2-2 1 0-2 0 0-0 0 1-2 5 1-1 0 25-51 31

PTS 16 10 21 4 16 4 0 0 2 2 75

MIN 23 38 31 40 30 5 19 14 19 14 200

Records: Lamar (14-15, 5-8 SLC), UTA (16-10, 8-5 SLC)

points and held Lamar to 37 percent shooting from the floor in the second half. Cross credited the Mavs’ second-half turnaround to Moffitt’s halftime speech in the locker room. Cross praised Haynes’ night and career after the game. “He is the most deserving guy of every honor because of how hard he works, how coachable he his,” Cross said. “He struggled as bad as he’s ever struggled in that first half, but most players just fold and they’re done. That’s why he’s so special. He came out and he was relentless.” Aside from Cross, another local head coach was at the game, Wade Phillips of the Dallas Cowboys. Phillips said Haynes is a tremendous athlete. “I’d heard a lot about him, but in the first half, I thought ‘Wow, I’m not sure,’” Phillips said. “Then all of the sudden, that second half, he just exploded.” Clint Utley

Haynes points by game breakdown Haynes has scored 30 or more points seven times this season, including a 38-point effort against UT-San Antonio. DATE 11/14 11/18 11/21 11/24 11/30 12/4 12/5 12/20 12/22 12/30 1/2 1/5 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20 1/23 1/25 1/30 2/3 2/6 2/10 2/13 2/17 2/20 2/24

OPPONENT Dallas Baptist N Texas E Washington UT-Permian Basin @Houston Baptist North Dakota @SIU-Edwardsville @Baylor Texas Wesleyan @Michigan St UT-Dallas Utah Valley Texas State @Lamar UT-San Antonio @S.F. Austin Sam Houston State Houston Baptist @Texas State TAMU-CC Northwestern State @McNeese State @UT-San Antonio SE Louisiana @C Arkansas Lamar

PTS 30 29 32 19 18 22 30 16 31 20 17 23 18 25 38 22 23 32 21 20 32 12 13 22 19 21

The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley

Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips, right, is interviewed by’s Pete Tenny on Wednesday during halftime of the Mavericks’ game against Lamar at Texas Hall. Phillips is from Beaumont and has been seen at several Lamar basketball games. Phillips’ wife graduated from Lamar and his wife’s first cousin is Lamar men’s basketball head coach, Steve Roccaforte. Phillips said he still pulls for the hometown team and was glad to see UTA win.

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