Men’s basketball gets to 400 victories

The UTSA Roadrunners basketball team has a lot to be thankful for after Tuesday night’s 80-55 victory over McMurry. The win was the 400th win in school history. It was the seventh record put up by the Runners in the last two games. In their previous match up against East Central, the Runners set a major school record scoring 136 points. McMurry kept the game close for the first few minutes of the opening half but got no closer than one point behind UTSA. The Runners used an 11-3 run in the span of five minutes to take an 18-9 lead with 10:57 remaining. The Runners went into the half with a 38-25 lead. The Runners picked up where they left off by opening the second half on a 9-3 run. That run helped propel the Runners to a 20-point lead with 8:09 left in the game. From there the Runners just padded the lead with help from the bench to take an 80-55 win. “I am glad to be a part of it,” Head Coach Brooks Thompson said of the 400th win. “There were a lot of wins before I got here, and hopefully we can build a tradition rich basketball program here.” Thompson said. Leading the Runners on the stat sheet were Devin Gibson with 14 points, two blocks, and six steals, Josh Bonney with nine total rebounds, and Omar Johnson with 13 points and four assists. McMurry was led by guard Jonathan Walker with 16 points and center Brett Johnson with 12 total rebounds and three blocks. The team sits at 2-2 heading into a month-long road trip that will have them play everywhere from Annapolis to Houston.Now the Runners will get to celebrate the 400th win by taking a month long vacation to Annapolis, Kansas City, Houston, and Edinburg.