Warren, Dennis lead UT-Arlington past Northern Iowa 74-65
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Brian Warren tossed in 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Edric Dennis added a double-double as UT-Arlington pulled away in the second half to beat Northern Iowa 74-65 on Saturday night.
David Azore nailed all eight of his free throws and scored 16 for the Mavericks (2-0), while Dennis finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Radshad Davis added nine points and 11 rebounds. UTA had a 37-29 edge on the boards.
AJ Green topped the Panthers (1-1) with 17 points, while Isaiah Brown scored 15 but missed all five of his 3-point shots.
Brown had 10 first-half points to help Northern Iowa take a 33-32 lead into intermission. Warren buried a jumper 1:14 into the second half to put the Mavericks up 34-33 and they never trailed again. The Panthers managed to pull even at 39-all on Green’s jumper with just under 17 minutes to play, but the Mavericks got back-to-back 3s from Bryant and Dennis in a 14-4 run to push the lead to 10 with 11:36 remaining. UNI got no closer than six points the rest of the way.