JONESBORO – The last weekend of the women’s basketball regular season brought no relief to the state of Arkansas.
ASU’s losing streak reached 10 games with two losses to Texas-Arlington at First National Bank Arena. UTA picked up a 60-40 win on Friday night and finished sweeping four of the season with the 75-64 victory on Saturday.
The Red Wolves (9-11, 4-10 Sun Belt) will travel to the conference tournament in Pensacola, Fla., As the No. 5 seed in the West Division. ASU will play Friday, seeded No. 4 East, South Alabama (12-12, 9-9 Sun Belt).
ASU failed to lead after Friday’s first quarter game and only led briefly in the first quarter on Saturday. UTA (13-6, 11-4 Sun Belt) maintained a double-digit lead in the second half on Friday and held off the Red Wolves for the second half on Saturday.
Down 44-32 at halftime, the Red Wolves were followed by no less than 17 in the third quarter before rallying. Mattie Hatcher sank two 3 points while Jada Stinson and Seynabou Thiam added five points apiece as ASU shot 62-54 to finish the quarter.
The Red Wolves scored the first four points of the fourth quarter, then went scoreless for more than two minutes as the Lady Mavs pushed their lead back to 10. UTA led by at least six the rest of the season. game.
“I thought we had a fight,” said ASU head coach Matt Daniel. “We made some adjustments to try…
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