By Nick Veronica
Shannon Evans had 24 points and five rebounds to lead UB past Texas-Arlington, 74-68, Tuesday night in the Bulls’ first game since hanging tough with No. 1 Kentucky.
UB led at halftime, 35-31, and never trailed in the second half while improving to 2-1. Teams shot nearly identical percentages from the field — 38.9 for UB, 38.8 for UT-Arlington — but the Bulls were able to get to the free-throw line 31 times, hitting 24.
Erick Neal scored 15 points off the bench to lead the Mavericks, whose reserves outscored their starters, 43-25.
Xavier Ford led UB with eight rebounds while playing 20 minutes off the bench.
Starters: UB – Lamonte Bearden, Shannon Evans, Jarryn Skeete, Will Regan, Justin Moss.
Next: UB hosts Montana State at 7 p.m. Friday.