UTSA loses fifth straight to No. 24 FAU

Luke Lawhorn, Sports Editor

San Antonio – Despite a hot five minute-run from the Roadrunners, UTSA was cold from the floor, losing their fifth straight game to No. 24 FAU 83-64 on Thursday evening in the Convocation Center.

The Owls came into the match as the first-ever ranked opponent to play in the Convocation Center, and their defensive dominance showed in their 19-point victory. 

FAU went into halftime up by 16 points. UTSA opened the second half on a 14-4 scoring run, closing the deficit to just six points. 

The Owls started getting second chance points, while the Roadrunners began missing shots. FAU went on a 19-0 run opening the door to the 19-point victory.

UTSA (7-13, 1-8 C-USA) has developed a theme of giving up big runs to opponents, often determining the game’s outcomes. 

“We got to offset those runs by getting some buckets of our own,” UTSA coach Steve Henson said. “In some of those cases, that’s just not happening.”

UTSA guard Japhet Medor was sidelined in Thursday’s matchup against the Owls, leaving a shortage in the ‘Runners’ offense. Medor suffered a foot sprain in yesterday’s practice. 

“He’s had some other foot injuries in the past; this one’s a little different,” Henson said. “The X-Ray came back negative; he just didn’t feel good enough to go.” 

Medor is coming off a 30-point game against the overtime loss to Rice on Tuesday. 

UTSA managed to get 13 points from each Jacob Germany and DJ Richards. The two combined for 9-of-27 from the field.