BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Jordan Reves made a layup and blocked a shot in the closing seconds as Texas-Arlington opened the season with a dramatic 62-60 victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Friday night.
The Mavericks found themselves down 60-59 with 34.6 seconds left. The Roadrunners applied full-court pressure, which was broken by a Shaquille White-Miller pass to Jamel Outler. Taking it hard to the basket, Outler passed up a good shot for a better one, passing it to Reves under the basket. The senior center laid the ball in for the win.
Outler led Texas-Arlington in scoring with 15 points. Reves had 13 points and 14 rebounds. Junior forward Brandon Edwards also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.
Javonte Maynor scored 14 points to lead Cal State Bakersfield and Stephon Carter scored 12.
Vernon Davis has long been a fan favorite in the D.C. area since his University of Maryland days. The 34-year-old is almost always well-dressed and respectful to the media.
More recently, he has been outspoken about his interest in acting after his football career. A true renaissance man who just so happens to be a force in the National Football League.
In April, NBC Sports Washington ran into Davis at the Team USA Awards where he was serving as guest speaker.
He took his smooth nature to a whole new level Tuesday while vacationing in Ocean City, Md. with his girlfriend Kayla.
Dressed in all white on the beach, Davis proposed in an epic way.
Check out the whole video produced below. We won't spoil it for you, but there were skydivers involved. Take a look:
Davis will suit up for his third season with the Redskins when training camp opens July 26 in Richmond.
Friday night marks the first second-half game of Major League Baseball's 162-game season.
The Washington Nationals begin 5.5 games out of the first-place Phillies and host the second-place Braves for a three-game series before traveling to Milwaukee.
One big piece to Dave Martinez's staff who has been missing since June 8 is Stephen Strasburg. The right-hander was activated from the DL and will start on the mound Friday night.
Ryan Zimmerman was also activated but is not in Martinez's starting lineup.
Prior to experiencing inflammation in his right shoulder during a June 8 start that forced him out of the game early, Strasburg saw flashes of dominance throughout his 13 starts owning a 3.46 ERA with 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
Zimmerman hasn't played since May 9 due to a strained right oblique. With the emergence of Matt Adams, it will be interesting to see how Martinez uses both guys throughout the summer.
Here is a look at Friday night's official lineup:
According to Byron Kerr, Zimmerman is still happy to be back, despite not being in the starting lineup.
Catch the Nationals hosting the Braves Friday at 7:05 p.m. on MASN2.