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Campus partners with commission to monitor air quality in North Texas. BY J.C. DERRICK The Shorthorn senior staff

AUSTIN - The UT System Board of Regents approved a $1.2 million contract between UTA and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The agreement includes

READ IT FIRST Our Board of Regents coverage was online at theshorthorn.com over the weekend. Were you one of the first to get the news?

the purchase of four air quality monitors that will be placed at undetermined locations on the Barnett Shale, one of the largest natural gas reserves in the U.S. None of the monitors will

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be on UTA property, which President James Spaniolo said was the university’s preference. “We didn’t want to create an appearance of any kind of conflict of interest,” he said. “It’s just what we do through our division for enterprise development. It does work for the state, provides training services and other things.” MONITORS continues on page 3

MORE COVERAGE The Board of Regents also approved a sculpture that will be placed between the Architecture Building and the Nanofab Center. Read about it on page 3.

A public community garden should be completed in March, Spaniolo says. BY J.C. DERRICK The Shorthorn senior staff

AUSTIN - UTA will be greener next month. Friday the UT System Board of Regents gave approval for a community garden to be built at UTA, and Spaniolo said he expects it to be completed in March.

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. shares his game plan for perseverance

The green space will be called the Arlington Community Garden and will be available to the public. “We’re creating the community garden in an urban setting, so I think it’s a win-win,” Spaniolo said. “It’s a great idea and I’m looking forward to seeing what it looks like.” According to the board’s agenda, the garden supports the uniGARDEN continues on page 7

MAVERICK SPEAKERS SERIES

Bill Nye sells out in four hours Those without tickets can wait at 6:30 p.m. March 23 at the Texas Hall box office. BY EDNA HORTON The Shorthorn staff

The Shorthorn: Sandy Kurtzman

Cal Ripken Jr. speaks before a crowd of 2,150 in Texas Hall Thursday night. Ripken joked that he likes pointing to himself as he talked about his book, Cal Ripken, Jr.: My Story.

Ripken: ‘Love will carry you through’ “The secret to your success and happiness will carry you through the bad times. In the bad times, love will carry you through,” Cal Ripken Jr.,

Maverick Speakers Series lecturer

BY JOEL COOLEY The Shorthorn staff

Cal Ripken Jr. spoke about “The Keys To Perseverance” and how to succeed in the game of life. Ripken’s speech was the fourth for this year’s Maverick Speakers Series. He shared his eight points with the 2,150 that attended the speech Thursday in Texas Hall. Ripken is a former Major League Baseball player who holds the record with 2,632 consecutive games played. After going through many hardships on the baseball field, Ripken said he reevaluated success and how to improve his chances of success. One of Ripken’s lessons for achieving success was to go above job descriptions. He

shared a story about when he, as a shortstop, was telling the pitcher what pitches to make — something shortstops don’t normally do. Ripken even showed the special signs he and the catcher created. He said touching his left side meant a fastball to the left and touching his right meant a fastball to the right. Alumna Edrica Boswell said she isn’t a baseball fan but enjoyed the speech. “I loved it. Even if you weren’t a baseball fan, you should listen to his life story,” she said. Ripken also shared a story of when he was younger and said a negative power would come over him and control his RIPKEN continues on page 7

KEYS TO PERSEVERANCE During his speech, Cal Ripken Jr. presented eight keys to perseverance. 1. Have the right approach with a goal in mind 2. Have the will to succeed 3. Have passion for what you do 4. Love to compete 5. Be consistent with what you do daily 6. Have conviction 7. Have strength, both mentally and physically 8. Manage your life and be proactive

Bill Nye’s lecture at Texas Hall sold out in four hours — making it the fastest sellout in Maverick Speakers Series history. University spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan said tickets became available Friday at 8 a.m. on utatickets.com and sold out at 12:01 p.m. She said 2,709 tickets were claimed for the lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 23 at Texas Hall. Sullivan said Bill Nye, upcoming via e-mail 53 Maverick Speakers percent of sales Series lecturer were faculty, staff and students, 33 percent were general public, and the rest were separate school groups and others. History junior Stephanie Knight logged onto the UTA tickets website at 9:30 a.m. to get her ticket. She said she was surprised when she tried to get another ticket for a friend later that evening and saw they were already sold out. She said she will definitely be attending the event and has already cleared her schedule. “I have been a fan since I was a little kid, and I watched his shows in science class,” she said. “As soon as I got my ticket, I requested that night off of work.” Arlington resident Lila Friedlander said her mother heard about NYE continues on page 7

ARLINGTON

City aims for Super Bowl touchdown Host committee, city hope to get Super Bowl L in 2016 despite this year’s setbacks. BY ALI AMIR MUSTANSIR The Shorthorn senior staff

Super Bowl mania may be poised to make a comeback in North Texas. Despite setbacks, like falling ice and seating that wasn’t up to code, the city and North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee are confident the big game will return to Cowboys Stadium, if the NFL owners accept the

invitation from the Cowboys. The Cowboys have to send the invitation, and it isn’t uncommon for cities to make a bid annually, said Tony Fay, North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee communications vice president. He said ultimately it is up to a vote by the NFL owners to determine where the game will be held. “Cowboys Stadium is one of the most amazing structures of its kind in the world,” Fay said. “Seating issues can be worked out, but the structure stays the same.”

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck said the city hopes to bring the Super Bowl back in 2016 for Super Bowl L [50] and every five years after that. He said the application is in the early stages now but will be prepared within a few months. Cluck said the issues surrounding the Feb. 6 game wouldn’t have an impact on the decision to bring the Super Bowl back. He said the NFL commissioner said the city did everything it could to make the event BOWL continues on page 7

The Shorthorn: Aisha Butt

The city and North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee are hoping the Super Bowl will return to Cowboys Stadium, if NFL owners accept the invitation despite the issues regarding the ice, seating and security.


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FRIDAY Misdemeanor Warrant Service At 3:12 a.m. a student was arrested in regards to outstanding warrants following a routine traffic stop at 700 Summit Ave. Traffic stop At 2:41 a.m. a student was arrested in regards to interfering and yelling obscenities at an officer as he issued a rapid-acceleration citation to a nonstudent at 607 Summit Ave. Misdemeanor Warrant Service At 1:48 a.m. a student was arrested in regards to outstanding misdemeanor warrants during a traffic stop at 500 Summit Ave. THURSDAY Hit-and-Run Accident At 10:20 p.m. a student reported that her vehicle had been struck while parked at Lot F10, located south of the Life Science Building at 500 Nedderman Drive. The case is active. Hit-and-Run Accident At 7 p.m. a student reported a hit-andrun accident at Lot 47, located south of the Business Building at 800 Oak St. A student witnessed a vehicle strike another vehicle, causing damage. The driver of the vehicle left the scene without leaving information. The case is active.

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Mercy Dena is spreading the word on issues faced by women in her home country. The urban and public affairs graduate student spoke about gender misrepresentation in the Kenyan parliament at a 40th National Conference for Minority Public Administrators convention, at the Sheraton Hotel and Spa in Fort Worth Sunday. Dena received a Political Science bachelor’s degree in Kenya and has worked on the study from May to Dec. 2010. Her presentation addressed female suppression in Kenya and the lack of effort in improving the roles of women in the country’s government and society. She said women are forced to take lower positions in the East African nation and struggle in education. Kenya ranks 101 in the world for female representation in government, compared to the U.S., which ranks 70. Dena explained that the government is taking small steps to improve the quality of life for women, even though society continues to mistreat them. She said women are forced to work at home which hinders their involvement in the work force, and women suffer mutilation of their genitalia. “If there are no policies to protect women and girls, this kind of marginalization of women and girls will continue,” she said.

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Mercy Dena, urban and public affairs graduate student, presents gender issues in urban affairs at the Conference of Minority Public Administrations Sunday afternoon in Fort Worth. Dena’s presentation addressed gender quotas and women’s representation in Kenya.

Dena said the United Nations is working to promote the involvement of women in government, and the fair representation and treatment of women across the world. She said the country is on the way to improvement, but it will take time before real change is seen. “The drafting of the new constitution allowed an opportunity for gender quotas to be included,” she said. Joanne Lovito-Nelson, insti-

tute of urban studies program director, said the annual conference presents great opportunities for students and professionals to meet and discuss their careers. “For the students, it’s networking,” she said. “They’re presenting to people who will be their peers, and even potential employers.” M.J. Bang, urban and public affairs alumna, said she enjoyed learning more about the work administrators do in urban settings. Bang said she also enjoyed

hearing Dena’s perspective on the issue. The conference began Saturday and runs until Thursday. The Institute of Urban Studies and the School of Urban and Public Affairs will be exhibited during the week at the Sheraton. Those interested in attending the conference can go online at http://www.compaonline.org/. KEVIN CROUCH news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

“If there are no policies to protect women and girls, this kind of marginalization of women and girls will continue,” PERSONAVACATION by Thea Blesener

Mercy Dena, urban and public affairs graduate student

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Spaniolo said it is a misconception to think UTA’s gas wells had anything to do with the contract. “This would have happened whether or not we had any gas drilling,” he said. lisa london, division of enterprise development executive director, said this is not the first time UTA has dealt with the TCeQ . “This was a service contract and we provide a lot of other services for TCeQ. This is one of many contracts we support for them,” she said. UTA will not provide any data analysis, london said, but will provide the TCeQ with data, which will then be passed along to the public. london said she expects the university to hire operators to handle monitor operations. “We’ll hire probably a couple of operators and they will be employees at the university,” she said. “We’ll be required under the contract to do routine maintenance and calibration. it will be a job requiring technical skills to be able to care for the analyzers.” Melanie Sattler, civil engineering associate professor, said the monitors are needed in the North Texas area. Sattler is on a committee tasked with providing recommendations to the Fort Worth independent School district to ensure children are not exposed to hazardous levels of air pollutants. “What we originally wanted to do as a committee was to recommend a set-back distance,” she said. “When we started looking, right now there is not enough information available.” Sattler said Fort Worth has commissioned a study to provide the necessary information regarding air quality. “i think we’ll have a lot better information when the results of that study are finalized,” she said. “That’s supposed to be this summer.” Sattler said the study is being conducted by Ma s s a c h u s e tt s - b a s e d eastern research Group. Spaniolo said the board approved the contract without discussion.

The aim for the structure is to educate students, promote the use of steel.

Libyan forces fire on mourners at funeral CAIRO — Libyan forces fired machine-guns at thousands of mourners marching in a funeral for anti-government protesters in the eastern city of Benghazi Sunday, a day after commandos and foreign mercenaries loyal to longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi attacked demonstrators with assault rifles and other heavy weapons. A doctor at one Benghazi hospital where many of the casualties are being taken said 20 people were killed Sunday. U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said 173 people died — mostly in Benghazi — in three days of unrest from Thursday through Saturday. A Switzerland-based Libyan activist said 11 people were killed in the city of Beyida on Wednesday. The latest numbers brought the toll to at least 204 since Wednesday, although a precise count has been difficult because of Libya’s tight restrictions on reporting.

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AUSTiN — The university will receive a new teaching tool for architecture and engineering students in a piece of outdoor art approved by the UT System Board of regents. Friday the board approved the sculpture that was gifted to the university by the Texas Structural Steel institute. The sculpture sits about 13 feet tall and eight feet wide and will be placed in the plaza area between the Architecture Building and the Nanofab Center on the west side of campus, according to the board’s agenda. Architecture dean donald Gatzke said the sculpture will be a useful teaching tool. “The technical aspects of building construction can seem complex and confusing to students but becomes much clearer with a physical example,” Gatzke said via email. Texas Structural Steel institute donated the sculpture in September, said institute board member Matt Gomez. President James Spaniolo said pieces of outdoor art must be approved by the board. “i think it’s part of the continuing evolution of the

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Protests continue at Wisconsin Capitol MADISON, Wis. — As union supporters moved inside for a sixth straight day of protests at the Wisconsin Capitol, Gov. Scott Walker reiterated Sunday that he wouldn’t compromise on the issue that had mobilized them, a bill that would eliminate most of public employees’ collective bargaining rights. Democratic lawmakers have said they and union members would agree to financial concessions that the Republican governor wants in exchange for workers keeping their collective bargaining rights. But Walker said he wasn’t willing to budge, and he expected the bill to pass as is.

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44 roosters seized in cockfighting raid TYLER — The Humane Society of the United States provided information to the Smith County Sheriff’s Department that led to a cockfighting raid in Tyler. A news release issued Saturday says that authorities seized 44 roosters and detained about 20 people on Friday night. Many of the people were released without being charged because Texas is one of only six states where it’s legal to attend a cockfight, possess birds for cockfighting or possess cockfighting weapons. The Humane Society says it supports a bill by state Rep. Wayne Christian, R-Center, that would close loopholes in existing law. The organization offers rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction of anyone involved in illegal animal fighting.

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The UT System Board of Regents approved this sculpture Friday in Austin to be placed in the plaza between the Architecture Building and the Nanofab Center to assist students in visualizing concepts. The sculpture represents components that go into construction of steel buildings.

stitute provided labor and materials to construct the sculpture. “This sculpture is supposed to represent different components that go into the making of a steel building,” Gomez said. “instructors can take their students out there when they’re explaining how the building is put together and give the students a better idea of how everything works.” Gomez said the sculpture has two purposes. “it’s both a sculpture and a learning tool at the same time,” he said. “it’s to educate students and promote the use of steel.”

university that we’ll see more outdoor art,” Spaniolo said. Gomez said the institute was approached by architecture assistant professor Jerald Kunkel and architecture professor Madan Mehta about donating a sculpture. American institute of Steel Construction was then contacted to attain plans for the sculpture. “it’s not a gift on behalf of AiSC [American institute of Steel Construction]. We have facilitated the process,” said Maria Mnookin, American institute education specialist. “Someone contacted us to start the process and provide a detailed drawing of the sculpture.” Gomez said the Texas in-

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Engineers Week 2011 Highlights Monday, February 21 9 AM – 3 PM 11:30 AM – 1 PM Noon 5 PM 6 PM – 8 PM

Departmental Displays (Nedderman Hall Atrium) Cookout for Engineering Students (NH Atrium) Mr. & Ms. Engineer Crowning Ceremony (NH Atrium) Dirty Dozen Puzzle Entries Due Interview Workshop (100 NH)

Tuesday February 22 10 AM – 3 PM Noon – 1 PM

Career Fair (Atrium) Navy Nuclear Reactor Speaker (100 NH)

Wednesday, February 23 10 AM – 1 PM Research Facility Tours (100 NH) Noon Study Abroad Info Session (100 NH) 1 PM – 4 PM Industry Tours 1 PM – 3 PM Faculty Talks (100 NH) 6 PM Speaker: Marshall Brain, Founder of HowStuff Works.com (100NH)

Details and more activities at www.uta.edu/engineering/eweek2011/

Thursday, February 24 10 AM – 1 PM 7 PM

Student Organization Displays (NH Atrium) Movie Night: Inception (100 NH)

Friday, February 25 Noon – 1 PM

Pie-the-Professor and Pie Eating Contest (NH Atrium)

Saturday, February 26 6 PM

Engineering Awards Banquet (By Invitation Only) (University Center)

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SOFTBALL 2011 Softball Roster PROJECTED LINEUP NO. 9 20 14 8 7 3 22 5 1 11

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NAME POS. Gonzalez, Stephanie CF Office, Charne RF Collom, Rebecca 1B Cantu, Alexis DH Zink, Taylor 3B LeFlore, Erica C Kaiser, Kelsey LF Lyles, Teri P Zink, Courtney 2B Enocken, Courtney SS

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SOFTBALL SEASON OUTLOOK Texas State Bobcats 2010 Record: 27-26, 20-10 SLC 2011 RPI: 92 Player to Watch: 3B Jenna Emery (.297, 5 HR, 25 RBI)

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2010 Record: 29-20, 20-10 SLC 2011 RPI: 96 Player to Watch: IF Jessica Arana (.309, 6 HR, 20 RBI)

McNeese State Cowgirls 2010 Record: 38-27, 17-13 SLC 2011 RPI: 83 Player to Watch: UT Molly Guidry (.347, 8 HR, 32 RBI)

UTA Mavericks 2010 Record: 29-25, 16-12 SLC 2011 RPI: 106 Player to Watch: 1B Rebecca Collom (.317, 9 HR, 30 RBI)

Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders 2010 Record: 35-22, 16-14 SLC 2011 RPI: 112 Player to Watch: OF Hannah Schwarz (.410, 21 RBI, 21 SB)

UTSA Roadrunners 2010 Record: 23-29, 15-15 SLC 2011 RPI: 146 Player to Watch: SS Caitlyn Ivy (.383, 12 HR, 40 RBI)

Central Arkansas Sugar Bears 2010 Record: 25-31, 13-16 SLC 2011 RPI: 205 Player to Watch: DP Shayleen Ristau (.314, 10 HR, 48 RBI)

Nicholls Colonels 2010 Record: 25-22, 16-14 SLC 2011 RPI: 131 Player to Watch: OF Megan Gaspard (.311, 26 R, 16-17 SB)

Sam Houston State Bearkats 2010 Record: 21-28, 13-16 SLC 2011 RPI: 153 Player to Watch: IF Hailey Wiginton (.315, 1 HR, 14 RBI)

Northwestern State Demons 2010 Record: 27-27, 13-17 SLC 2011 RPI: 186 Player to Watch: IF Samantha Roberts (.333, 5 HR, 35 RBI)

Southeastern Louisiana Lions 2010 Record: 11-37, 3-25 SLC 2011 RPI: 238 Player to Watch: IF Katie Duhe (.363, 5 HR, 23 RBI) NOTE: Lamar doesn’t field a softball program.

It’s baseball tim 2011 UTA Softball Schedule DATE TEAM Best Western Marina Grand Invitational Feb. 10 vs. Cleveland State Feb. 11 vs. Loyola-Chicago Feb. 11 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Feb. 12 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Feb. 12 vs. Cleveland State

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2011 Aggie Classic Feb. 18 vs. Wichita State Feb. 18 at Texas A&M Feb. 19 vs. Wichita State Feb. 19 at Texas A&M Feb. 20 vs. Texas Southern

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UT Arlington Classic Feb. 25 vs. Centenary Feb. 26 vs. Creighton Feb. 26 TBD Feb. 27 TBD Feb. 28 vs. Tulsa March 1 vs. Texas State * March 1 vs. Texas State * March 2 vs. Texas State *

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Triple the pitching, triple the fun UTA’s new three-pitcher rotation could keep opponents guessing, says coach Debbie Hedrick. BY RANDY MCVAY The Shorthorn staff

Three is better than two. Last season, sophomore pitcher Teri Lyles and alumna Cara Hulme started all but two of the team’s 54 games. But in 2011, head coach Debbie Hedrick wants to outsmart opposing batters with a lethal three-pitcher rotation, anchored by Lyles. Lyles, the returning Southland Conference Freshman of the Year, is the ace of a pitching staff that added freshmen Callie Collins and Alexis Cantu, who are trying to establish themselves as dangerous options in the rotation. Hedrick is confident in what each pitcher brings to the table. “All three of them have different styles that we can use against different teams,” she said. “If they can all use their strengths, it should be really big for us once we get into conference play. It’s always an advantage when you can throw three different pitchers at a team during a series and keep them guessing.” As the only returning starter, Lyles brings a full season of experience into the 2011 season. She had a 1.78 ERA last season and is picked as a preseason second-team All-SLC selection. Hedrick said Lyles relies on a very good drop curve and the ability to work the ball in and out of the strike zone. Collins, a 2010 Texas Sports Writer Association All-State team member at Rusk High School, has already gotten off to a strong start in 2011. During the first two weekend tournaments, she’s 2-1 with a 2.07 ERA in more than 20 innings. Hedrick said Collins’ pitches have a lot of spin and movement with enough velocity to sneak a fastball past a hitter. Collins said she’s looking forward to contributing any way she can for the Mavericks. “I’m very excited about my role on the team. I just have to do my job and stick to what I know as a pitcher,” she said. “We all complement each other really well, and it’s exciting to see what we can do together.” Cantu, who was also an all-state pitcher at Frisco Wakeland High School last season, is the pitcher who can bring the heat. She mixes power and off-speed pitches to confuse hitters and keep them off balance. But Cantu won’t be limited to producing on the mound. Just as Lyles did in 2010, Cantu will be expected to see a lot of time at the plate as a designated player.

Courtesy: Glen Johnson

Sophomore pitcher Teri Lyles throws during the 2011 Aggie Classic in College Station.

A designated player can hit for a defensive player in the lineup. Lyles batted .285 last season and finished second only to Rebecca Collom with 51 hits. Cantu has already made a name for herself at the plate by hitting two home runs and drawing six walks this season. Cantu feels that being a pitcher helps her at the plate as a hitter. “It helps me a lot,” she said. “When I’m at the plate, I think of what I would throw as a pitcher. It also helps me with seeing spins and pitch movement and seeing the ball better.” Because of the different strengths and styles of each pitcher, Hedrick said she

hasn’t ruled out a two-catcher rotation. She feels that if a certain pitcher/catcher combo can get into a good rhythm together, each pitcher can be more effective. Junior Erica LeFlore is the starting catcher heading into 2011, but Hedrick hopes freshman Rachel Forshaw can make an impact as the second catcher. “When you play 56 games, it’s nice to have two catchers that can help,” she said. “If one pitcher/catcher combo gets really comfortable together, I could possibly keep them paired up during the season.” RANDY MCVAY sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

2011 All-Southland Conference Preseason Softball Team FIRST TEAM Pos. Name C Brittany Tucker 1B Rebecca Collom 2B Caley Jeter 3B Jenna Emery SS Caitlyn Ivy

School Texas A&M-Corpus Christi UTA Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Texas State UT-San Antonio

Class Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

OF OF OF DH P P P

Hanna Schwarz Candice Gauntt Cassie Redman Katie Duhe Shay Ristau Chandler Hall Monika Covington

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Central Arkansas Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Southeastern Louisiana Central Arkansas Texas State Stephen F. Austin

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BASEBALL 2011 Baseball Roster PROJECTED LINEUP

With no Choice in the matter, Mavericks must replace production Michael Choice is gone, but UTA returns its senior catcher and Freshman All-American. BY SAM MORTON The Shorthorn sports editor

Last season, head coach Darin Thomas never put a second thought to who would bat third every day he filled out the lineup card. Without a doubt, it was Michael Choice. Choice started every 2010 game in centerfield, posting a .383/.568/.704 slash line, breaking the school’s home run record and reaching base in every single game. He was walked 76 times, stole 12 bases and only had three errors in a season that is generally argued as the greatest in UTA history. While Choice was rewarded by the Oakland Athletics, who selected him with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, the Mavericks have to figure out a way to replace 16 home runs, 59 RBIs, 67 runs and 138 total bases. Senior catcher Chad Comer said that’s no easy task. In fact, it’s futile to even try. “You can’t replace him, he’s the best athlete I’ve ever been around,” he said. “Guys are going to have to step up and drive in runs.” But as tough as replacing Choice seems, Thomas is grateful that his senior captain, Comer, is around to lead the way in 2011. “No matter who you’re talking about: TCU will miss losing their catcher, Texas will miss losing their catcher,” he said. “There are certain things that you’ve got to have in place. We’ve got a guy that can run a pitching staff, throw people out and keep balls in front of him. He’s hit better every year, and I’m looking for him to have a better year.” Sophomore outfielder Preston Beck, who was tabbed as a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2010, is another leading candidate to be the rock of the lineup. Beck hit .352 with two home runs and 44 RBIs last year while only striking out 28 times in 233 at-bats. Beck, who hit behind Choice in 24 games last season, said while losing a hitter like Choice leaves a hole, losing his leadership only deepens it. “He’ll be tough to replace,” Beck said. “He was a good guy to work with, because he didn’t just help us out at the plate, but he would always give us tips and helped us out in the outfield, too.” The Mavericks return five players who had more than 30 RBIs in 2010, but it gets

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NAME Beck, John Boydston, Adam Day, Lance Dyvig, Cody Garcia, Daniel Hansen, Sam Incaviglia, Philip Jordan, Daniel Krolick, Stephen Lopez, Bryant Merck, Kasey Morales, Michael Morrow, Preston Oberto, Michael Picca, Mark Pinchback, Jake Pritchard, Calan Reynolds, Collin Shorthall, Matt Walker, Brody Weaver, Chase Westbrook, Adam Winn, Kennedy

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2010 Record: 38-22, 23-10 SLC 2011 RPI: 49 Player to Watch: P Carson Smith (10-4, 3.10, 94 K)

Southeastern Louisiana Lions 2010 Record: 40-19, 21-12 SLC 2011 RPI: 51 Player to Watch: OF Jeff Harkensee (.325, 6 HR, 47 RBI)

Lamar Cardinals

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Sophomore outfielder Preston Beck needs to step up and carry the load for the Mavericks in 2011. Beck hit .352 with two home runs last season.

a uncertain after that. Other than second baseman Cody Dyvig, who had 12, nobody else reached double-digits in RBIs as a Maverick last season. They’ve brought in Michael Guerra, a transfer from Blinn College, who hit .390 with seven home runs and 40 RBIs last season, and Preston Morrow from Eastfield College, to help, but production needs to come from the lower parts of the lineup to help compensate. “The bottom and top parts of our lineup are going to get opportunities to drive in runs,” Comer said. “Usually you’ll get to the eighth guy in the lineup and say, ‘well, he bats eighth.’ He has to drive in those

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runs. That’s what we have to do as a team.” With new regulations introducing duller bats, and the lack of a true power hitter, the Mavericks will need to be creative with their at-bats. Aware that runs will be tougher to come by, they know it means playing small-ball, Comer said. “We’re going to see a lot more steals, more bunts, more sacrificing a guy to second with no outs to give two guys a chance to drive him in,” he said. “It’s going to be tougher to score, so we have to make every run count.” SAM MORTON sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

Apr. 3 at Nicholls State * Apr. 5 at Dallas Baptist Apr. 8 vs. Southeastern Louisiana * Apr. 9 vs. Southeastern Louisiana * Apr. 10 vs. Southeastern Louisiana * Apr. 12 vs. Baylor Apr. 15 vs. Mcneese State * Apr. 16 vs. Mcneese State * Apr. 17 vs. Mcneese State * Apr. 19 vs. Houston Baptist Apr. 21 at Central Arkansas * Apr. 22 at Central Arkansas * Apr. 23 at Central Arkansas * Apr. 26 at Houston Baptist Apr. 29 at Stephen F. Austin * Apr. 30 at Stephen F. Austin * May 1 at Stephen F. Austin * May 3 at Louisiana Tech May 6 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi * May 7 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi * May 8 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi * May 13 at Lamar * May 14 at Lamar * May 15 at Lamar * May 17 at Texas A&M May 19 vs. Texas State * May 20 vs. Texas State * May 21 vs. Texas State * May 26 Southland Conference Tournament * May 27 Southland Conference Tournament * May 28 Southland Conference Tournament * *Southland Conference game

Thibodaux, La. Dallas Clay Gould Ballpark Clay Gould Ballpark Clay Gould Ballpark Clay Gould Ballpark Clay Gould Ballpark Clay Gould Ballpark Clay Gould Ballpark Clay Gould Ballpark Conway, Ark. Conway, Ark. Conway, Ark. Houston Nacogdoches Nacogdoches Nacogdoches Ruston, La. Clay Gould Ballpark Clay Gould Ballpark Clay Gould Ballpark Beaumont Beaumont Beaumont College Station Clay Gould Ballpark Clay Gould Ballpark Clay Gould Ballpark San Marcos San Marcos San Marcos

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Texas State Nicholls Southeastern Louisiana Sam Houston State Texas State Northwestern State Stephen F. Austin

2010 Record: 35-26, 16-27 SLC 2011 RPI: 116 Player to Watch: P Eric Harrington (8-3, 5.02 ERA)

Northwestern State Demons 2010 Record: 36-21, 22-10 SLC 2011 RPI: 64 Player to Watch: P Luke Irvine (7-4, 2.91 ERA)

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 2010 Record: 34-20, 20-12 SLC 2011 RPI: 91 Player to Watch: P Tyler Herriage (8-4, 2.89 ERA)

McNeese State Cowboys 2010 Record: 31-27, 16-17 SLC 2011 RPI: 123 Player to Watch: SS Jace Peterson (.353, 4 HR, 49 RBI, 35-40 SB)

Sam Houston State Bearkats 2010 Record: 19-36, 11-22 SLC 2011 RPI: 198 Player to Watch: DH Chris Andreas (.376, 7 HR, 41 RBI)

UT-San Antonio Roadrunners 2010 Record: 22-28, 13-20 SLC 2011 RPI: 141 Player to Watch: 2B Ryan Hutson (.348, 14 HR, 43 RBI)

UT-Arlington Mavericks 2010 Record: 29-31, 19-14 SLC 2011 RPI: 126 Player to Watch: OF Preston Beck (.352, 2 HR, 44 RBI)

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 2010 Record: 20-33-1, 11-22 SLC 2011 RPI: 203 Player to Watch: 1B Trey Hernandez (.361, 17 HR, 63 RBI)

Nicholls Colonels

2011 All-Southland Conference Preseason Baseball Team FIRST TEAM Pos. Name C Aaron Munoz 1B Trey Hernandez 2B Braeden Riley 3B Kyle Kubitza SS Jace Peterson

NO. 19 13 24 7 6 18 10 4 20 3 35 29 38 21 23 2 37 34 40 17 33 36 41

POS. LF 1B RF 2B C SS 3B DH CF

Texas State Bobcats

LOCATION Houston Houston Houston

at Houston at Houston at Houston

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NAME Walker, Ryan Vaughn, Jordan Beck, Preston Guerra, Michael Comer, Chad Payne, Jesse Nephew, Brian McCall, Greg Orr, Nick

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2011 UTA Baseball Schedule DATE Feb. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 20

NO. 11 25 5 32 16 12 9 15 26

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

2010 Record: 27-29, 15-18 2011 RPI: 151 Player to Watch: OF Bear Comer (.372, 30 RBI, 16-23 SB)

Central Arkansas Bears 2010 Record: 19-35-1, 10-22-1 SLC 2011 RPI: 215 Player to Watch: 1B Blake Roberts (.341, 6 HR, 38 RBI)

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Education would take a backseat Plans to reduce federal aid would hurt students President Barack Obama said America’s success depends on what students get from higher education. if such success is reliant on higher education, then cutting the funds that would afford students that education would be counterproductive. Obama and Republicans in Congress both revealed budget proposals that would cut Federal Pell Grant funds. in the Republicans’ plan, the maximum grant awarded would be cut by $845. Obama’s plan is just as unforgiving with a proposal to end Pell Grants for summer semesters. Higher education in Texas is getting hit from both sides. The Texas Legislature is considering a budget plan that would cut 41 percent of TEXAS Grant funds that would affect tens of thousands of students in Texas. it’s time for UTA to err on the side of caution and provide a net for students, as the federal government and the state are leaving higher education behind. The Financial Aid Office should locate other forms of aid besides grants and loans students are eligible for. Students ought to contact the Financial Aid Office in Davis Hall Room 252 or at 817-272-3561. Obama’s vision for winning the future is tested by state and federal budget shortfalls. “Over the next 10 years, nearly half of all new jobs will require education that goes beyond a high school education. And yet, as many as a quarter of our students aren’t even finishing high school,” he said in the State of the Union address earlier this year. “The quality of our math and science education lags behind many other nations. America has fallen to ninth in the proportion of young people with a college degree. And so the question is whether all of us – as citizens, and as parents – are willing to do what’s necessary to give every child a chance to succeed.” Cutting funds that help out the eight million students who benefit from Federal Pell Grants isn’t a necessary step for the government to take. in fact, it’s counterproductive to what Obama said he wants for the United States. Millions of students are greatly invested in the funds they already enjoy from the government. They can’t be deserted now. — The Shorthorn editorial board

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research will elevate uta to tier one Access to neuroimaging equipment would help departments

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recently authored a Student Congress resolution in favor of increasing focus on neuroimaging access as a path to Tier One. As a psychology major and research assistant for psychology assistant professor Timothy Odegard, it came to my attention that we should set ourselves apart through improvement of our research infrastructure. Currently, UTA researchers are pursuing diverse neuroimaging research investigating all ages from children with dyslexia to memory declines in the elderly. These are some of the important things that can be studied through brain imaging. The researchers represent a diverse group of individuals from departments like Bioengineering, Psychology, Linguistics and the College of Education and Health Professions. With neuroimaging as a major funding priority for both the national Science Foundation and the national institutes of Health, there could be more money available for institutions with improved facilities. Unfortunately, researchers at UTA must pay to use imaging equipment at other institutions. This results in federal funding funneling to other institutions. Our current process is time consuming

shannon bates bates is a psychology senior and guest columnist for the shorthorn. Join the discussion by commenting at theshorthorn.com. and expensive, and it complicates the process of actually conducting research because schedules must be coordinated with facilities miles away. This process drastically limits the ability of UTA researchers to acquire the preliminary data to successfully compete for the federal dollars needed to sustain neuroimaging research and catapult UTA to Tier One. Why doesn’t Arlington have a scanner easily accessible for research use when it could do so much for our research? Well, good question. Why would an investment in neuroimaging be good for the future of the university? it would increase the ability of the

university to train science and engineering students in tools of the future. Master’s and doctoral students need training opportunities that prepare them for their futures. All signs point to neuroimaging as something that is here to stay. it would allow also the university to provide necessary infrastructure to better justify funding. One recent national institutes of Health grant submission from a UTA investigator had a price tag of $3.1 million. Justification of such a large federal expenditure requires considerable amounts of preliminary data. it would allow the university to better compete for highly sought after faculty for our university. The university should strive to provide its students and faculty with the equipment for success. The recent completion of the Engineering Research Building allows exploration into more opportunities for improvement. Seeking Tier One status means we will need to stand out. We need to act like a Tier One school and look like a Tier One school before we receive the designation. Tier One should follow our research as something of an overdue recognition, not simply precede the best that is yet to come.

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Sexual assault: Something no one should go through Editor’s note: CBS News reported Tuesday that Lara Logan, the organization’s chief foreign correspondent, was separated from her crew and sexually assaulted on Feb. 11 while covering Egypt protests and celebrations after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s stepped down. What happened to Lara Logan in Egypt was terrible. A sexual assault is an experience that no one should ever have to go through. The worst part is that it happens every day. it’s not just something that journalists experience in other countries, but it’s a horrible crime committed in neighborhoods throughout the world and even here in our own town. What i think can be learned from Logan’s experience is that you can never be too careful, especially if you are in the media. Women in the media are constantly surrounded by crime. That’s what’s

Editor-in-chiEf Dustin L. Dangli E-mail editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

in the news, unfortunately. As a communication major, i expect to one day be involved with the media myself. i can only hope that i will be able to anticipate danger and be prepared to enter into dangerous areas if needed. For now, i can be safe by not walking alone at night and knowing how to respond to dangerous situations. i think it’s important that every student knows how to contact the UTA Police or local authorities if they need help. i hate what happened to Logan, but we can all learn from her experience. i know from personal experience how much something like this can affect your life. i hope crimes like this, both at home and overseas, will not continue to happen. Logan is a brave individual who should never have had to suffer such a crime.

— Britney Taylor is a public relations senior

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Logan won’t be the last female reporter sexually assaulted What happened to Lara Logan was a sad and scary tragedy. it proves no matter how far women have come to gain respect from the opposite sex in America, it can mean absolutely nothing on the other side of the world. As a female reporter, i’m reminded that my gender can be easily exploited or overpowered in the dangerous situations that a journalism career sometimes entails. i’m praying for peace in Egypt and for the healing of Logan and her family. The scariest thought is knowing that she won’t be the last female reporter this will happen to if reinforced protection isn’t provided for female reporters sent into situations where mobs are likely to break out.

— Christine nicholson is a reporter and editor for UTA Radio and UTA news

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the lecture through Facebook. They both thought it would be something fun, so they decided to get tickets. Friedlander said she was surprised at how fast they sold. “We got up early to get them. We thought maybe they would sell out fast, but we weren’t sure. We had no idea they would go that fast,” she said. This was the fastest sellout of the series since it began, because everyone is looking forward to the lecture, said Seth Ressl, Greek Life and University Events director. “He is a speaker that the uni-

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versity is really excited about, and students are really excited about,” he said. Sullivan said anyone who was unable to get a ticket can still come to the event, since some people reserve tickets and are unable to use them. She said to go to the Texas Hall box office at 6:30 p.m. the night of the event. “We will release open seats before the 7:30 p.m. lecture begins, and patrons will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis,” she said via e-mail. Cindy Moore has a daughter who attends classes at UTA and her husband is an alumnus. She said they try to attend all the Maverick Speakers Series events. Moore said she used to watch Nye with her children, and even when

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versity’s sustainability initiative, while also providing a teaching tool for students. The School of Urban and Public Affairs will study the garden’s effect on property values and social effects. The agenda also said the garden was designed by students in the School of Architecture. UTA contributed about half an acre of land to the project, which will be located west of and adjacent to the Southwest Environmental Education Training Center at 406 Summer Ave. Larry Harrison, Mechanical Operations and Grounds director, said a lot of thought went into the garden’s location. “The community garden thought has been going on for a couple of

years,” he said. “We visited several sites at UTA to come up with the best place to put it, and we believe we have that place.” Harrison said the city’s involvement has already been significant. “We already have more than 100 volunteers from the community who will be helping to manage the project,” Harrison said. Officially, the garden will be managed jointly by UTA and the City of Arlington. The city is supplying up to $50,000 to fund the project, and another $7,000 annually for water. “It’s another example of the university working with the city,” Spaniolo said. “We’re providing the land, the city’s providing the cost.” Last year the city and UTA collaborated with First Baptist Church of Arlington to start construction on College Park.

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thoughts and actions. He said he would often get angry and throw fits on the field. His father told him to use that anger as energy to do push-ups, bat swings and run, he said. “The secret to your success and happiness will carry you through the bad times. In the bad times, love will carry you through,” he said. Ripken also emphasized that competing with one’s self, setting goals and being honest will lead to self-growth and self-control. Instead of letting events control someone, he or she needs to challenge conventional thought and think how he or she can make situations better, he said. Ripken explained that people can either sit back or be proactive. They should not accept the fact that they don’t have any control. “You can’t have long-term success until you’re willing to be prepared and to work for it,” he said. Arlington resident Brandon Roberts said Ripken hit home with all eight points of his lecture. “I loved it. It’s good to hear someone you idolized when growing up,” he said. “It’s good for kids and adults. Especially when you’re trying to get a leg up and develop your mind.” After the presentation, fans rushed the stage to get autographs, which Ripken stayed and signed for about an hour. Roberts left Texas Hall with a baseball autographed by Ripken.

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they were older she continued to watch the show. She said she was unable to get the three tickets she wanted for the event and she probably won’t go to the box office before the lecture to see if she can get seats. “I didn’t realize the massive following he has,” she said. “I doubt that anyone will give up their seats — they will probably hand them over to a friend.” The Maverick Speakers Series is in its third season and has included speakers such as chef Rick Bayless, journalist Lisa Ling and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

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a success. “A big reason the Super Bowl was played here was that iconic stadium,” Cluck said. “The stadium will still be there in five years. People will still want to play there.” The NFL owners would likely make a decision at the end of this year, because they are still focusing on the 2015 game, said Brett Daniels, Dallas Cowboys corporate communications senior director. He said this year’s game was an overall success. “I think the teams that participated and owners that came to town had a great experience,” he said. The city and Cowboys are also preparing plans to ensure major issues from Super Bowl XLV would not happen next time. Daniels said a thorough review of the process for adding temporary seating would be done. Cluck said adding seats should be started at least six months before the game to ensure safety. Daniels said the Cowboys have reached out to HKS Architects, the company that designed the stadium, to find ways to prevent ice buildup and subsequent falling ice. Cluck said despite having few traffic issues, some people had to wait in security lines for more than two hours when entering the stadium. He said more security personnel should be present to speed up the process. “We had some issues along the way,” Daniels said. “We learned to do better.” ALI AMIR MUSTANSIR news-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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Houston sweeps UTA to start season

Mavs lose momentum, fold 66-57 at Texas Hall

Mavs tame Lions in overtime, 68-66

UTA never led for a full inning in its season-opening series at Houston, dropping all three games by a combined 30-9 score at Cougar Field in Houston. Houston wasted no time jumping all over UTA, tagging junior starter Collin Reynolds for five runs in the first inning Friday night en route to a 15-5 loss. Sophomore outfielder Preston Beck went 5-for-13 on the weekend, and had a hit in every game to extend his hit streak to 23 games. Beck said there wasn’t one specific reason the Mavericks struggled this weekend. “You can’t score anyone if there isn’t a runner, you can’t get batters out if you fall behind,� Beck said. “We’re all accountable.�

GAME BALLER Rashima Jenkins, SE Louisiana: Jenkins finished with 18 points, five assists and five rebounds after scoring 12 points in the second half to lead Southeastern Louisiana to a comeback win over UTA. GAME FLOW 1st Half: 29-17 UTA The Mavericks started the game on a 17-5 run and looked to have control since the Lions only had two field goals with 8:33 left in the half. Then the Lions started hitting shots to cut the lead to 21-17, but the Mavericks ended the half on an 8-0 run.

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Team wins three, loses two in Classic The Mavericks beat Wichita State twice and Texas Southern this weekend, but lost both games to Texas A&M in the 2011 Aggie Classic in College Station. “[Texas] A&M is ranked No. 23 and we challenged them really well,� head coach Debbie Hedrick said. “It says a lot about this team, especially when you can have two good games in a row against them.� Senior first baseman Rebecca Collom continued to terrorize pitchers this weekend, going 10for-17 with four doubles and a home run. Collom is now hitting .444 on the season. Collom started a comeback against Wichita State with a solo home run and a go-ahead RBI double as the Mavs cruised. — Randy McVay

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Senior forward Shalyn Martin and a Lions defender look to the referee for a call as they fight for possession during the UTA’s 66-57 loss against Southeastern Louisiana Saturday in Texas Hall.

UTA blew a 12-point halftime lead to drop to ninth in the conference. BY TRAVIS DETHERAGE The Shorthorn staff

It looked like smooth sailing when the Mavericks went into halftime with a 12-point lead against a Southeastern Louisiana team that had lost eight of nine games. But after only scoring 17 points in the first half, the Lions scored 49 second-half points to stun the Mavericks with a 66-57 comeback Saturday in Texas Hall. The Lions used a full-court press for the entire second half that took the Mavericks out of their offensive rhythm. It forced 13 Maverick turnovers and gave the Lions opportunities for easy baskets.

Head coach Samantha Morrow said the team showed a lack of effort coming out of halftime. “We didn’t execute our game plan,� she said. “I felt like they just out-played us, and they wanted to win more than we did.� Morrow said the full-court press used to cause turnovers didn’t catch them by surprise. “We had some unforced turnovers, maybe about four or five, and they created some,� she said. “But no, it didn’t fool us.� The Mavericks missed 27 shots in the second half and missed 32 shots in the paint. Senior forward Shalyn Martin, who finished with 21 points, said the offense rushed its shots in the second half. “They weren’t doing anything defensively to cause us problems on offense,� she said.

2nd Half: 66-57 SE Louisiana The Lions opened up the second half with a full-court press that gave the Mavericks problems for the majority of the half. The Lions rode that press to take their first lead with 10:06 to play and never looked back. The Mavericks never regained the lead. After the Lions went up by five less than two minutes later, the Mavericks would never get within four. IT WAS OVER WHEN... The Lions made three straight free throws to go up by eight with 31 seconds left in the game.

“They were just getting a lot of easy looks offensively.� Senior guard Tamara Simmons said the team came out flat to start the second half. “We were prepared as far as the coaches telling us what we need to do,� she said. “To an extent, I feel like we were doing the best we could, but I don’t know why they had so much success offensively.� With only four games left, the Mavericks find themselves on the outside looking in as far as the Southland Conference Tournament hopes go. They sit in ninth place and a Wednesday trip to topranked McNeese State looms. TRAVIS DETHERAGE sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

Brandon Edwards tipped in a missed layup to seal the win. BY JOSH BOWE The Shorthorn senior staff

The Mavericks are developing a taste for the theatrical. For the second consecutive game, UTA pulled out a nail-biter, winning an overtime battle over Southeastern Louisiana, 68-66, Saturday in Hammond, La. Freshman forward Brandon Edwards tipped in a missed layup by freshman guard Shaquille White-Miller with 2.7 seconds left in overtime to get the victory. “I just did what I do best and that is go after the ball and rebound,� Edwards said in a press release. “I was in the right place at the right time. I just tried to play with energy today and it paid off for us.� Edwards only played 18 minutes, but head coach Scott Cross felt he made the most of them, playing clutch defense down the stretch. “He did a lot of good things defensively,� he said. “He had a huge block and then he comes up big in crunch time and hits two free throws.� The two free throws pulled the game within one at 47-46 with less than 13 minutes to play. The teams exchanged blows until the final minutes when junior forwards Bo Ingram and LaMarcus Reed converted back-to-back drives to the basket giving UTA a 63-60 lead with 2:40 to go in regulation. The Mavericks then failed to score down the stretch as the Lions tied the game on a free throw. Sophomore forward Cameron Catlett nailed a gamewinning jumper at the buzzer, but it was waved off after officials viewed the instant replay and deemed he didn’t shoot in time. They called a shot clock violation since the shot clock and game clock were almost matched. Catlett finished the game

with 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting. “He came along in the second half,� Cross said. “He made some plays and got a couple of assists.� Reed finished a point behind Ingram for the scoring lead on Saturday, 13-12, but Cross said Reed might have played his best overall game of the season. Along with his 12 points, he finished with a career-high 14 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and only one turnover. He also shot 4-of-5 from the field. “I think this game shows his toughness. For one, he has an ankle injury, doesn’t miss any practice and is right back in there,� Cross said. “He was hobbled by it, but he still played his best all-around game of the year.� Reed’s rebounding efforts helped the Mavericks dominate the boards, 48-29. The team’s defense returned to its stifling self by holding the Lions to 32.3 percent shooting, including a 1-for-6 mark in overtime that helped UTA seal the win. “We did play great defense and we rebounded, and those are two huge things,� Cross said. But the other factor Cross has in his formula for winning, turnovers, were a problem again. UTA committed 22 turnovers, compared to SLU’s nine. The discrepancy in turnovers explains why the game was so close despite the Mavericks out-shooting the Lions 47.9 percent to 32.3 percent. The Lions had 14 more shot attempts (62 to 48). Cross said the Mavericks will continue to work on turnovers, but right now just wants his team to keep bringing the energy like they did Saturday. “The biggest thing is our guys have to continue to play with energy,� he said. “We’re going to be in every game, we’ve got to play at a high energy level for 40 [minutes].� JOSH BOWE sports-editor.shorthorn@uta.edu

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