Tied at halftime, UTA shot 37 percent and missed all 9 of its three-pointers in a 72-58 loss to Tulsa on Tuesday night at the Reynolds Center.
Having lost two straight, UTA (3-4) came out firing and used an 8-0 run to pull out to a 12-5 lead with 15:24 left in the first half.
The Mavs were forceful on the glass early, outrebounding Tulsa (5-2) 11-3 in the first 10 minutes of action.
Tulsa bounced back and hit 5 of 9 from beyond the arc to head into the locker room tied at 31-31.
The Golden Hurricane’s kept their foot on the gas and went on a 29-16 run in the second half. UTA went 10 for 27 from the field and coughed up 16 turnovers.
Junior guard Brian Warren had a team-high 15 points and dished out seven assists. Edric Dennis and Radshad Davis added 10 points apiece.
Up next, the Mavs head home to take on UTRGV on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Oklahoma 73, UNT 57
UOklahoma used strong second half to hand UNT its first loss of the season, 73-57, on Tuesday night at the Llyod Noble Center.
The Mean Green (8-1) were led by junior guard Roosevelt Smart, who scored 11 first half points to pull UNT to within 29-27 at the half.
Oklahoma (6-1) took control midway through the second half as Brady Manek hit a 3-pointer to put the Sooners up by 10.
Ryan Woolridge led UNT with 17 points and five rebounds.
The Mavs struggled from the field, shooting 27 percent from the field as a team.
UNT will look to bounce back when it travels to Indiana State next Wednesday at 6 p.m.