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UTA awaits Texas Hall's curtain call

Decades of basketball stage fright at quirky venue give way to new arena, spotlight

Updated: January 20, 2012, 11:04 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- When UT-Arlington basketball coach Scott Cross walks off the Texas Hall court -- or more accurately, the Texas Hall stage -- after Saturday's final game in the building, he won't be reminiscing about the quirky arena that has been the Mavericks' home for more than 40 years.

"If the place was burning down, I'd call the fire department, but I wouldn't help put it out," Cross said.

He laughed, but only slightly. Cross can't wait to move his coaching staff and ...

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