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Warriors

Warriors

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

May 28, 2020

At the time this article is being written, the Golden State Warriors are currently ranked at the bottom of the NBA, with a 1:1000 chance of winning the NBA Finals. Point guard Stephen Curry, shooting guard/small forward Klay Thompson and power forward Draymond Green are plagued with injuries, and the...

Miami Heat

Miami Heat

Brysen Streeter, Web Editor

May 28, 2020

On July 8, 2010, reigning MVP Lebron James’ “The Decision” changed and shaped the National Basketball Association’s landscape for the entire decade to come. His decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that not only drafted him but is also where he grew up, took power away from organizations...

Women’s basketball falls to the Blazers

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Cade Draughon, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

UTSA women’s basketball (6-21, 2-14 C-USA) fell to the UAB Blazers (18-10, 10-6 C-USA), 51-87, on Feb. 29. Currently, freshman guard Mikayla Woods leads the team in scoring with 15 points per game, while freshman forward Adryana Quezada with 13.7 points per game and junior guard Karrington Donald...

Men’s basketball continues Pod Play

Adrian Rodriguez rebounds the ball and scored with a put-back. Rodriguez made his first career
start against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

The UTSA men’s basketball team (12-16, C-USA 6-9) began their slate of Conference USA (C-USA) Bonus Play games Feb. 27 with a loss against the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Owls, 71-80. C-USA holds the Bonus Play each year to determine the seeding of all teams for the Conference Championships. The...

Men’s basketball heads into C-USA Bonus Play

Jhivvan Jackson shoots the ball over a Louisiana Tech defenders. Jackson has moved into the
all-time leading scorer position.

Cade Draughon, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

UTSA men’s basketball (12-15, 6-8 C-USA) went 1-1 during their final home stand of the regular season, with a win against the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-14, 7-7 C-USA), 72-63, on Feb. 13 and a loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (18-8, 11-3 C-USA), 73-77, on Feb. 15. “Much of our success...

Athlete of the Week: Atem Bior

Atem Bior looks to pass the ball. Bior is wrapping up his final season playing for the ‘Runners.

Julia Maenius, Assistant sports editor

February 19, 2020

Senior forward Atem Bior has established himself as the sixth man for the men’s basketball team since his arrival at UTSA from the land down under. A transfer from the New Mexico Military Institute, Bior has traveled the globe, keeping basketball a constant in his life. “When I was about eight, I would...

Athlete of the Week: Timea Toth

Timea Toth shoots a free throw after being fouled. The Roadrunners dropped this game to the Monarchs, 43-62.

Max Aguirre, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

from Dunakeszi, Hungary, has been a consistent presence on UTSA’s women’s basketball team for four seasons. Standing at 6-foot-1, she provides a great defensive effort for the team, consistently blocking shots and stealing the ball from opponents. Toth started playing basketball in Europe at the age...

Athlete of the Week: Keaton Wallace

Keaton Wallace brings the ball up to make a lay-up. Wallace is the second half of Conference USA’s highest
scoring duo.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

Junior guard Keaton Wallace, part of Conference-USA’s highest scoring duo, continues to lead the team alongside Jhivvan Jackson for the UTSA men’s basketball team. The business finance major has been on the court since the age of four, preparing for his future as a Roadrunner. “I took busine...

Rockets riddled with injuries

Rockets riddled with injuries

Cade Draughon, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

The Houston Rockets currently sit at 28 wins, tied for fifth place in the Western Conference, they are seven and a half games behind first place. The Rockets’ game plan of playing a majority of iso-ball with James Harden and Russell Westbrook at the helm has shown glimpses of success, but the plan...

Athlete of the Week: Deja Cousin

Deja Cousin dribbles the ball up the court to reset the Raodrunners’ offense. The team faced the
UNT Mean Green on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

Senior guard Deja Cousin aided the women’s basketball team for four years. She is a strong shooter and brings a tough defensive presence to the team. The psychology major began playing basketball when she was young, following in her parents footsteps by becoming a collegiate ball player. “I was five whe...

Women’s basketball conference struggles continue

Mikayla Woods drives around defenders to the rim with the ball. During a game
against the University of North Texas on January 23, the ‘Runners fell to the
Mean Green, 55-79.

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

UTSA women’s basketball (6-12, 2-5 C-USA) ended their two-game home stand, 0-2 with losses to both the University of North Texas Mean Green (9-11, 3-5 C-USA), 55-79, on Jan. 23, and the Rice University Owls (13-6, 8-0 C-USA), 62-74, on Jan. 25. Currently, there are three ‘Runners who are each a...

Athlete of the Week: Jhivvan Jackson

Jhivvan Jackson looks on during a game against LA Tech.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

Junior guard Jhivvan Jackson has made his way into UTSA basketball history, holding the third all-time scoring title while he finishes up his third season for the Roadrunners. Jackson first picked up a ball at age four, beginning his long basketball career which eventually led him to become a pivotal com...