NCAA Tournament March Madness

#116 UT Arlington

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Projection: likely out

UT Arlington has had a season that has them on the outside looking in when it comes to an at-large bid for the NCAA tournament. Despite showing some potential—hanging tough with New Mexico and narrowly losing to a very competitive Texas Tech—their record doesn't help them stand out from the pack. Key losses to fellow mid-tier competitors like Texas State, at Tarleton State, and especially a late-season upset at Cal Baptist hurt their resume substantively. Even with some solid wins like beating Seattle twice and handling Utah Valley with comfort, the lack of marquee victories leaves their chances dependent on an automatic bid by winning their conference tournament, which based on their performance, seems like a significant challenge. Their offense has had moments of high efficiency, but the inconsistency, particularly on defense, where they have struggled against more potent opponents, suggests they aren't quite ready to make noise in the Big Dance.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6Oral Roberts291W75-71
11/16@New Mexico23L82-80
11/22Alcorn St289W82-69
11/25Texas St169L73-66
11/29Abilene Chr192W86-71
12/2@Grand Canyon45L76-69
12/16(N)Air Force288W76-73
12/21@Texas Tech38L77-66
12/23@North Texas87L78-52
1/4@Tarleton St112L78-76
1/6@SF Austin165L92-73
1/11Utah Valley174W83-69
1/20@Abilene Chr192L78-67
1/27Grand Canyon45L67-61
2/1@Southern Utah254W76-68
2/3@Utah Tech281W87-66
2/8@Cal Baptist196L64-63
2/10SF Austin165W71-63
2/15Tarleton St112L80-78
2/22Southern Utah254W90-85
2/24Utah Tech281W89-78
3/2@Utah Valley174W78-65
3/7Cal Baptist196W71-57
3/14(N)SF Austin165W109-78
3/15(N)Tarleton St112W87-84
3/16(N)Grand Canyon45L89-74