ARLINGTON (AP) — Kaelon Wilson had a career-high 23 points and Kevin Hervey added 21 as UT Arlington dominated the second half to even its Sun Belt Conference record, beating Georgia Southern 83-63 on Thursday night.

The victory moves UT Arlington closer to securing a fourth-place finish in the conference. The top four teams receive a first-round bye in the conference tournament.

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The Mavericks (17-12, 8-8) are battling with seven other teams for a top-four finish.

Hervey drilled 5 of 8 from behind the arc and grabbed nine rebounds. Erick Neal finished with 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Julian Harris added 10 points.

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UTA trailed for most of the first half until Wilson scored four straight points to end the half and take a 37-33 lead. The Mavericks had a 28-4 run in the final period to easily win the second half 46-30 to pick up their fourth win in the last six games.

UTA will face Georgia State (20-8, 11-4) in Arlington before traveling to Texas State to conclude the regular season.

Montae Glenn and David-Lee Jones Jr. had 12 points apiece for the Eagles (17-11, 8-7).

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