UTSA basketball previewing what’s to come

Men’s basketball beats Schreiner 93-60 in exhibition match

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor

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UTSA basketball played Schreiner University for the first time in program history, defeating the Mountaineers 93-60 on Wednesday evening. The Roadrunners had five players reach double-digit scoring, led by transfer John Buggs II with 17 in his UTSA debut.

Returners Jacob Germany and Isaiah Addo-Ankrah made the start. Germany finished with 15 points and a game-high nine rebounds, while Addo-Ankrah had 12 points, all coming from the three-point line. UTSA shot the ball 51.5 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from three. Though the exhibition game does not count statistically, the team average of 39.6 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from three looks to be improved. 

The ‘Runners played 13 different players, with 11 contributing to the 93 points. DJ Richards, who played a postgraduate season at Montverde Academy in Florida last season, played a team-high 24 minutes in his UTSA debut, scoring 12 points and adding six rebounds. The Roadrunners outrebounded the Mountaineers 44-21, hopefully foreshadowing what is to come this regular season. 

The official season will kick off for the Roadrunners against hometown rival Trinity at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, at the Convocation Center.