Men’s basketball remains perfect at home

UTSA defeats Prairie View A&M 82-75

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor

Japhet Medor recorded 28 points on Tuesday night to guide UTSA basketball past Prairie View A&M 82-75 at the Convocation Center. John Buggs III added 18 points leading the ‘Runners to a 4-1 overall record, the best for the men through the first five games of a season since 2010.

The Panthers (3-2) sent UTSA to the foul line 31 times, with Medor attempting 20 free throws. The ‘Runners making 74.2 percent of their foul shots, along with shooting 45.8 percent from three, led to the seven-point victory. 

UTSA took their first lead with an Isaiah Addo-Ankrah three-pointer to make the score 8-6. The Roadrunners held that lead for the next five minutes; however, free throws by the Panthers gave the game its second lead change. Addo-Ankrah cashed in another three to regain the UTSA lead. Though the teams would tie again, Prairie View A&M could never get ahead of the ‘Runners. A pair of made free throws by Medor carried UTSA to a 36-32 halftime lead.

With more free throw makes and three-pointers from Buggs III, Addo-Ankrah and DJ Richards, the ‘Runners were able to build a 15-point lead in the second half. The Panthers would chip away the lead, but it was too late to give UTSA any panic.

Medor managed to knock down 16 of his 20 free throws, which is the most by any Roadrunner since Keaton Wallace made 15 in the 2019 season. Addo-Ankrah went 4-7 from the three, tallying up 13 points. The ‘Runners had little scoring from the bench, with 68 of the 82 total points coming from the starting lineup.

UTSA is set to host the 210 San Antonio Shootout Nov. 25-28 at the Convocation Center. The schools participating will be Dartmouth, UIW and Grambling State. The Roadrunners first matchup will be against Grambling State at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 25.