UTSA MBB finishes 1-2 in 210 San Antonio Shootout

Roadrunners defeat UIW 68-62 in tournament finale

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor

San Antonio – UTSA MBB drops the first two games in the 210 San Antonio Shootout and finishes with their lone win on Monday night against UIW, finishing the event 1-2. The tournament took place Nov. 25-28 at the Convocation Center.

The Roadrunners dropped the first two games to Grambling State and Dartmouth, falling to 5-3 overall on the season. The four teams in the tournament suffered a loss, with Grambling State and UIW finishing 2-1, while Dartmouth joined UTSA at 1-2.

The tournament opened on Friday night, with UTSA starting off with Grambling State. The Tigers (5-3) held the ‘Runners to 19 first-half points. UTSA couldn’t keep up with GSU’s 35 first-half points, making just 7.69 percent of their threes. 

The Tigers shot a higher percentage from all three levels in the first and second half to pull off the 75-55 blowout victory. Japhet Medor scored a team-high 12 points, making 4 of 6 shots from the field. 

Jacob Germany’s season-high 27 points weren’t enough as the Roadrunners lost to Dartmouth on Sunday evening. Despite trailing in the first half again, UTSA pulled itself back into the game and managed to push it into overtime. Dartmouth pulled away 78-77.

The two teams outscored the other by seven points in each half, and each team had similar stats in the box score. The Big Green scored one extra point than UTSA to land with a 2-6 season record.

Aside from Germany’s dominant 27 points, DJ Richards and Erik Czumbel had 13 points off the bench. Isaiah Addo-Anrah (11) made it a total of four ‘Runners in double figures scoring. Germany also became the 18th Roadrunner in program history to surpass the 1,000-point scoring mark.

A double-double from Germany on Monday night gave UIW their only tournament loss, UTSA winning 68-62. The ‘Runners took advantage of the Cardinals (4-5) poor shooting night to get their lone tournament victory. 

After having a 6-point lead at the half, the teams went back-and-forth in the second half, including 12 lead changes in the game. 

UTSA had double the amount of bench points from UIW, having 16 to the Cardinals’ eight. John Buggs III (14) and Medor (11) went a combined 6 of 11 from beyond the arc, edging out the Cardinals in the tournament finale. 

The Roadrunners will have a lengthy break due to finals week. UTSA will then travel to Albuquerque to play New Mexico at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10.