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Friday, March 3, 2017

basketball teams

Maverick basketball teams head into championship tournaments as top contenders next week

Three of UTA's basketball teams are heading into conference championship tournaments as No. 1 seeds and the fourth as at least a No. 3 seed.

The men's basketball team officially claimed the Sun Belt Conference regular season title after Thursday night's 72-57 win over ULM in Monroe, La. The Mavs are the top seed in next week's Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Championship Tournament in New Orleans. UTA has a first-round bye and will begin tournament play on Friday, March 10.

The Lady Mavs notched a 83-47 victory over ULM Thursday and are guaranteed at least a top-3 seed in the SBC women's tourney. The team's first game is in the quarterfinals Thursday, March 9.

Both UTA teams play Louisiana Saturday, March 4, in Lafayette, La. Tip-offs are 5 p.m. for the women and 7:15 p.m. for the men with both on ESPN3.

Tickets available online for the SBC tournament

The Movin' Mavs and Lady Movin' Mavs wheelchair basketball teams both secured No. 1 seeds going into the National Wheelchair Basketball Intercollegiate Championships Thursday-Saturday, March 9-11, in Whitewater, Wisc. The Lady Movin' Mavs, the returning women's champion, is 12-1 for the season. The men's team is 13-1.

Fareed Zarakia

Tickets still available to see Fareed Zakaria

Claim your tickets to see CNN host and economic and political columnist Fareed Zakaria when he discusses "The Politics and Culture of the Global Economy" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, at College Park Center for the Maverick Speakers Series.

VIP packages include a private dinner and photograph with the speaker. Preferred seating has front-of-the-line access to the venue. The lecture is free for students, faculty, and staff and costs $5 for community members.

Send questions for Zakaria to or through social media via #maverickspeakers.

Mark calendars for SAC Benefits Fair

Join the Staff Advisory Council at the 10th annual Benefits Fair on Wednesday, March 15, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom. Mix and mingle with your fellow Mavericks while enjoying door prizes, free food, and more. Some on-site services require pre-registration. LEARN MORE.

Enrollment open for Spring Into Motion activity challenge

  Spring into Action physical challenge  

Sign up by April 10 for Spring Into Motion, a four-week physical activity challenge designed for UT System employees. Activity can be tracked via the challenge online platform, the Spring Into Motion mobile app, or through a fitness tracker. Begin logging your daily results on Monday, April 3. LEARN MORE.

Network maintenance to disrupt service early Sunday

The Office of Information Technology will perform maintenance on the campus network infrastructure 2-6 a.m. Sunday, March 5, that may cause intermittent disruptions. LEARN MORE.

Coming Up

  coming up  

Through Sunday, March 5—'West Side Story'

March 1-31—Women's History Month

Saturday, March 4—Film: 'Hidden Figures'

Saturday, March 4—Benefit Powwow

Tuesday, March 7—Real Talk, Real Issues: College Student Mental Health

Tuesday, March 7—Choral Concert

Thursday, March 9—Voter Registration

Monday, March 20—College of Business Executive Dinner

Wednesday, March 22—Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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