By Andrew Nelson, Contributor
Every suited Maverick scored on the way to a highlight-filled 100-75 season opening rout of the Central Arkansas Bears Sunday afternoon. Devin Patterson and CJ Carter both led the Mavs with identical stats of 22 points and seven assists each. Mike Rostampour contributed a double-double to the Maverick cause with 13 points and 14 rebounds.
Wichita State transfer Jake White started his first game as a Maverick Sunday, with nine points and 11 rebounds before leaving the game midway through the second half with an apparent foot injury.
The Mavericks received 29 points off their bench, and a total of 38 from new additions to the roster.
“I thought our returning players did a good job of setting the tone today for us, and some other guys came in and did some nice things,” Head Coach Derrin Hansen said after Sunday’s game.
The efforts of the returning players was also supported by newcomers: Tre ‘Shawn Thurman had seven points in his first game as a Maverick.
“He (Thurman) got his hand on the ball, he was good around the rim, and kept people up front, so Tre ‘Shawn did a lot of things for us, he’s very versatile,” Hansen said. “He’s going to play a big role for us, and he’s just gotten better every single day in practice.”
Junior transfer Randy Reed had ten points and seven rebounds also in his first game as a Maverick.
“I thought Randy Reed was very good for us off the bench,” Hansen said.
Mavs hit the road to play Seattle Wednesday and Marquette of the Big East on Saturday.