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The Paisano

UTSA women’s basketball falls to Texas Tech

Late surge from Roadrunners not enough to overcome turnovers
Courtesy of UTSA Athletics

LUBBOCK – UTSA sophomore guard Sidney Love’s 18 points were not enough to overcome the Big 12 Conference power Texas Tech, falling 58-63 on Monday night at the United Supermarkets Arena.

Coming into this matchup, the Roadrunners 3-1 record was their best since 2012. Looking to build off a two-game road win streak, UTSA would need a strong performance to leave Lubbock with a win against the undefeated Raiders. 

After jumping out to an early 9-3 lead, the Roadrunners allowed a 7-0 run from the Raiders. UTSA trailed by seven points after the first quarter. 

The Roadrunners were outscored 13-10 in the second frame. 18 first-half turnovers kept the ‘Runners at a distance despite playing fairly similar to the Raiders. UTSA trailed by 10 points at the half while shooting 52% from the floor. 

UTSA’s first-half turnovers continued in the second half, yet managed to chip away at the Texas Tech lead. With 1:30 remaining in the third quarter, UTSA had cut the deficit to three. The Raiders scored on their next three possessions to head into the fourth quarter up 50-42. 

Senior guard Kyra White dropped 10 points in the final 10 minutes to single-handedly keep the ‘Runners in the game. UTSA could not stop turning the ball over, tallying six fourth quarter turnovers to put the Roadrunners at 31 for the game, their most all season. 

UTSA’s final two possessions resulted in turnovers to allow Texas Tech to escape with a 63-58 win.

The Roadrunners will complete their four-game road trip with a matchup against Sam Houston State. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. Saturday at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.

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Rylan is a psychology major in his junior year at UTSA, and is entering his second semester as a writer for The Paisano. As a major fan of both the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners, Rylan is also very supportive of the San Antonio Spurs and all UTSA Athletics which can be shown in his commentary writing pieces. Aside from watching sports, Rylan enjoys watching horror movies, playing video games and playing intramural sports.

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