STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP)Lue Williams’ 21 points helped Tarleton State defeat UT Arlington 70-63 on Thursday to open Western Athletic Conference play.

Williams also contributed three steals for the Texans (7-6). Tiger Booker scored 15 points, going 4 of 7 and 7 of 11 from the free throw line. Shakur Daniel shot 2 of 4 from the field and 6 for 10 from the line to finish with 11 points.

The Mavericks (5-9) were led in scoring by Kyron Gibson, who finished with 15 points. Chendall Weaver added 11 points for UT Arlington. In addition, Brandon Walker had 10 points and six rebounds.

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Both teams play again on Saturday. Tarleton State visits Abilene Christian and UT Arlington hosts SFA.

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