Coogs need a win
SCOUTING THE MAVERICKS
UT Arlington enters Monday’s contest with a 5-2 overall record. The Mavericks are riding a 3-game winning streak with victories over San Francisco (80-73), Incarnate Word (97-49) and Oral Roberts (80-62). The Mavs have also had an 11-day break between games.
Cierra Johnson, who scores 13.6 points per game, leads UTA offensively. Claire Chastain ranks second on the squad with 10.6 points per night. The Mavericks score 80.0 points per game on 48.4 percent shooting from the field and a 42.6 percent mark from beyond the 3-point line. The Mavs’ mark from beyond the arc ranks them first in the Sun Belt and eighth in the nation. On the defensive end, UTA allows opponents to shoot 37.6 percent from the field and 34.9 percent from beyond the 3-point line which leads to 62.4 points per game.
On the glass this season, the Mavericks are outrebounding opponents 35.0-33.9. UTA has been led on the boards this season by Katie Ferrell who pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game.
What’s the deal? I thought we were suppose to be passable this year since we gave the coach an extension through 2022. The team was picked 3rd in preseason which I presume is a borderline bubble tournament team. I admit I haven’t followed women’s hoops since Chandi Jones was here a million years ago, but just curious why we are so mediocre in year 5 of coach’s program.
Tougher schedule this year, but the big issue is we can’t shoot. Percentages are down across the board.
Why didn’t Alyssa Okoene play?
Not sure, but she played today.