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UT Arlington beats Top 25 team first time in program history

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Hervey scored 15 points and UT Arlington beat a Top 25 team for the first time in program history, shocking previously unblemished No. 12 Saint Mary's 65-51 on Thursday night.

The Mavericks (8-3) had gone 0-28 against ranked opponents dating to their first try in February 1967 before their big upset at McKeon Pavilion, where the Gaels had won eight straight and 23 of 24.

But Saint Mary's (6-1) never clicked against the scrappy UTA team while returning from a break for final exams for its first game since a win at Stanford on Nov. 30.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Dec 5
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (57)8-01,6132
2UCLA (2)9-01,47811
3Kansas7-11,4584
4Baylor (6)8-01,4379
5Duke8-11,3895
6Kentucky7-11,2741
7North Carolina8-11,2343
8Gonzaga8-01,1988
9Indiana7-11,10313
10Creighton8-01,00310
11Louisville7-190114
12Saint Mary's (Cal.)6-089912
13Xavier7-17847
14Virginia7-17586
15West Virginia6-172925
16Butler8-069118
17Wisconsin7-265517
18Purdue6-248515
19South Carolina8-047620
20Arizona6-232016
21Florida7-128524
22Cincinnati7-1258-
23Notre Dame8-0197-
24Oregon7-217523
25Iowa State5-29519

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