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Athlete of the Week: Giovanni De Nicolao

Giovanni De Nicolao cheers on his team before the game starts. Jack Myer/The Paisano

Jack Myer

March 6, 2019

Giovanni De Nicolao is graduating from UTSA this spring, meaning his tenure with the UTSA Roadrunners is coming to an end. De Nicolao is from a city in northern Italy called Padua, which is 5,674 miles away from San Antonio. With his agility on the floor and precision at the hoop, De Nicolao has dazzled...

Men’s basketball off to rough start

Adokiye Iyaye jumps for a layup.

Ryan Garza

November 14, 2018

The men’s basketball team got off to a not-so-hot start, losing their home season opener to Division II St. Edwards on last second free throws. The ‘Runners look to redeem themselves by taking on an NCAA basketball powerhouse at home: the Oklahoma Sooners. UTSA found themselves in a hole to start...

UTSA men’s basketball falls to FAU

George Willborn III goes up and under for a layup. Chase Otero/The Paisano

Frankie Leal

January 18, 2018

Roadrunners find themselves on a three game losing streak   The UTSA men’s basketball team lost a heartbreaker against Florida Atlantic University (FAU) on Saturday afternoon. The Roadrunners came into Saturday afternoon’s matchup against Florida Atlantic University (FAU)  fresh off back...

UTSA basketball season in full swing as 2018 begins

UTSA mens basketball huddles together during a timeout.

Zach Truesdale

January 10, 2018

Both men’s and women’s basketball teams involved in C-USA play   As the spring semester begins, so does conference play for the UTSA men’s and women’s basketball teams. The men’s team began the new year with a 2-2 record in conference play, beating LA Tech and Rice, with losses to Sou...

UTSA men’s basketball gears up for 2017-2018 season

Sophomore Giovanni De Nicolao attempts a floater. Chase Otero/The Paisano

Frankie Leal

November 7, 2017

What to look for in Henson’s second season as head coach Two years ago, UTSA men’s basketball had their worst season in program history. The 2015-2016 squad finished the season with a dismal 5-27 record, and their three wins in conference play placed them dead last in Conference-USA. Following t...

Athlete of the week: Giovanni De Nicolao

Chase Otero, The Paisano

Carlos Hughes

February 8, 2017

Giovanni De Nicolao is a very crafty and skilled player whose play has been a driving force for the UTSA men’s basketball team this year. The freshman point guard is third on his team in scoring, averaging 8.5 ppg and first in assists (averaging 2.8 a game). Born in Padua, Italy, Giovanni De Nicol...