Cross Becomes All-time Wins Leader at UT Arlington

Head coach Scott Cross encourages the Mavericks after a score late in the second half of the 99-64 win over East Texas Baptist on Monday at Texas Hall. As Cross continues to seach across the nation for more recuits, four have already signed national letters of intent to join the team next season. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Scott Cross now sits alone as UT Arlington’s all-time winningest coach after the Mavericks stormed back to beat Georgia State 85-70 Wednesday night in the Sun Belt opener at College Park Center.

Cross improved to 163-130 in his 10th season as head coach, surpassing Eddie McCarter (162-199) who coached from 1992-2006. Cross played for and was an assistant under McCarter.

Of the top five seasons in UT Arlington history, Cross has coached three of those teams, including the top two.

The Mavericks have gone to the postseason three times under his watch, including back-to-back trips in 2011-12 and 2012-13. That marked the first consecutive postseasons in program history. Over that two-year span, only two of Texas’ 21 Division I programs had more wins than the Mavericks’ 43.

UT Arlington had only one postseason trip in the 46 years prior to Cross’ arrival. He’s the only men’s basketball coach in school history with a winning record.


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