Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

The LA Lakers have three of the leagues five oldest players and six of the leagues 12 oldest players. The teams average age is 30.0, which is the sixth oldest roster in history.

Los Angeles Fakers: Biggest bust in NBA history

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor April 12, 2022

As of April 5, the Los Angeles Lakers are officially out of not just the playoffs, but the play-in tournament as well. The NBA playoffs start on April 16, where the top 10 teams in each conference make...

Houston upsets Arizona, books trip to Elite Eight

Houston upsets Arizona, books trip to Elite Eight

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor March 29, 2022

The University of Houston Cougars (32-5) seeded fifth in the South Region upset the number one seeded University of Arizona Wildcats (33-3) in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship regional semifinal...

Villanova takes advantage of Michigan’s mistakes, winning 63-55

Villanova takes advantage of Michigan’s mistakes, winning 63-55

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor March 29, 2022

The University of Michigan Wolverines (19-14) faced off against the Villanova Wildcats (28-7) in the Sweet Sixteen Thursday, March 24, in a rematch from the 2018 Final Four, where the Wildcats beat the...

James Moore shoots a three-pointer during Villanovas Sweet Sixteen matchup against the University of Michigan on Thursday, 24. Moore was Villanovas second leading scorer during the regular season, but suffered a torn achilles during Villanovas Elite Eight victory over Houston on Saturday. How Villanova navigates his absence is one of the key stories heading into the Final Four.

Villanova wins South Regional Bracket and advances to Final Four winning 50-44

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor March 29, 2022

After winning their games in the Sweet Sixteen Thursday, March 24, the No. 2 seed Villanova Wildcats (29-7) played the No. 5 seed Houston Cougars (32-5) in the Elite Eight, with the winner advancing to...

Lachlan Bofinger soars through the air to throw down a dunk during UTSAs opening round game against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles during the first round of the Conference USA Mens Basketball Championship. Bofinger, a freshman from Sydney, Australia, started five of UTSAs six regular season games and averaged 3.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game this year. Photo courtesy of Conference USA

The game of missed opportunities: UTSA loses dramatically in C-USA first round 67-64

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor March 22, 2022

After beating Rice in dominant fashion three days prior, UTSA men’s basketball (10-22) flamed out in the first round against the Southern Miss. Golden Eagles (7-25) 67-64. In a game that was there for...

The UTSA Roadrunners celebrate in the aftermath of upsetting the UTEP Miners in the first round of the Conference USA Womens Basketball Championship. Photo courtesy of Conference USA

UTSA women go 1-1 in C-USA tournament

Luke Lawhorn, Assistant Sports Editor March 22, 2022

Though the Roadrunners (7-22) were seeded last in the west division of the Conference USA tournament, they upset UTEP (14-15) in overtime 58-57, and hung tight with Old Dominion (22-8) losing 65-45. Despite...

Karen Aston looks on during a game earlier this season. Aston has coached the team to a 6-20 record so far this season, an improvement over last seasons 2-18 record in Kristen Holts final season.

Women’s basketball drop game to UAB 57-50

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor March 1, 2022

The UTSA women’s basketball team (6-20, 3-12 C-USA) dropped a seven-point game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers (15-12, 8-8 C-USA)last Wednesday, Feb. 23. The Roadrunners closed...

Erik Czumbel drives to the hoop against UTEP earlier this season. Czumbel drained a career-high four three-pointers in the loss to Western Kentucky.

Men’s basketball loses to Western Kentucky with six games left in season

Maddie Cortez, Staff Writer February 15, 2022

The UTSA men's basketball team (8-18, 1-12 C-USA) came up short six points to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (14-11, 6-6 C-USA) on Saturday, Feb. 12. Playing on Roadrunner territory, the teams finalized...

Jacob Germany goes up for a layup during a game against IUPUI earlier this season. Germany put up a career-high 26 points and notched his seventh double-double of the season in UTSA’s loss this weekend to WKU.

Athlete of the Week: Jacob Germany

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor February 15, 2022

Seven-foot southpaw Jacob Germany is hard to miss on the court. Since joining the UTSA men’s basketball program in 2019, Germany has established himself as the Roadrunners’ big man, bringing a strong...

Christian Tucker knifes into the lane for a layup during a game against UTEP earlier this season. The freshman from Chandler, AZ, has appeared in 19 games for UTSA this season with five starts.

Men’s basketball drops two more games, bringing losing streak on the road up to nine

Ryder Martin, Sports Editor February 8, 2022

The UTSA Roadrunners (8-16, 1-10 C-USA) dropped two more games on the road to Conference USA opposition this past week, sending the team into the basement of the conference standings. The ‘Runners first...

Elyssa Coleman rises up in the paint to put up a shot during a game against UIW earlier this season. Coleman currently leads the Runners with a 1.1 shots blocked per game.

Women’s basketball falls to North Texas 57-70

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor February 8, 2022

The UTSA women’s basketball team (5-16, 3-7 C-USA) dropped a 57-70 decision to North Texas on Saturday, Feb. 5 in the Convocation Center. The Roadrunners faced the Mean Green after a five-point, 49-44,...

Jacob Germany fights off a swarm of UTEP defenders to pull down a rebound during a game against the Miners last week. Germany has enjoyed a standout junior season and is currently averaging 16 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.

Men’s basketball splits the week at home

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor February 1, 2022

The UTSA men’s basketball team (8-14, 1-8 C-USA) split their week at home with a seven-point win over FIU and a close loss to Florida Atlantic. After a stretch of away games, the Roadrunners returned...

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