NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — LaMarcus Reed scored 16 points and Texas-Arlington rallied from a 15-point deficit to keep the nation’s second-longest winning streak alive with a 51-47 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday night.
The Mavericks won their 16th in a row in a matchup between the top two teams in the Southland Conference West Division by holding Stephen F. Austin to 15 points and 19-percent shooting in the second half.
Bo Ingram added 13 points and Jordan Reves had nine rebounds and six blocks for Texas-Arlington (20-5, 12-0), which reached 20 victories for the second time in school history. The other came in 2007-08 when it went 21-12 and reached the NCAA tournament.
The Mavericks trailed 32-19 at halftime, their lowest-scoring half of the season.
Taylor Smith had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Lumberjacks (14-11, 8-4), who struggled against Texas-Arlington’s full-court press in the second half.