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Men’s basketball ties for first in Conference-USA

Jhivvan Jackson preps to shoot for a layup.

Jose Bouquett

January 30, 2019

After one of the most memorable weeks in program history, head coach Steve Henson and the UTSA men’s basketball team find themselves tied for first place halfway through the conference schedule. UTSA (12-9, 6-2) began their week by hosting the Charlotte 49ers after a disappointing loss at UAB. The ...

The Green aren’t so mean after all

Guard Giovanni De Nicolao dribbles past some Oklahoma Sooners on his way to the rim.

Jack Myer

January 16, 2019

The UTSA men’s basketball team, seeking their first conference championship since joining Conference USA (C-USA) in 2013, is currently undefeated in conference play and holds the lead in C-USA. Overall, the team got off to a slow start, losing seven of their first 10 games, but they headed into the game...

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...

A look back at some UTSA basketball greats

Young stars Jhivvan Jackson and Keaton Wallace catch a breather. 
Courtesy of Chase Otero/The Paisano

Zach Truesdale

April 4, 2018

The Roadrunners came off a successful season that involved a trip and second-round exit in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). UTSA, like many college basketball programs, has had some ups and downs over the course of their program history. Roadrunner basketball has added some notable...

UTSA men’s basketball downs Southern Miss

Freshman guard Keaton Wallace goes up to the basket for an easy layup. Ellyson Ortega/The Paisano

Ryan Garza

February 28, 2018

Roadrunners stay hot with wins over Southern Miss & LA Tech The Roadrunners were back in action last Thursday when they took on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in their second to last home game of the season. UTSA was firing on all cylinders as they walked away with a 64-56 victory. UTSA came int...

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...

Men’s basketball finishes regular season with win

Freshman guard Giovanni De Nicolao goes to the basket. Photos by David Guel

Bryan Gallardo

March 8, 2017

The UTSA Roadrunners ended their basketball sea- son (13-19, 8-11 C-USA) this past Saturday. Jeff Beverly and Lucas O’Brien made a clear point in the final game that the Roadrunners can defeat anyone. Senior center Lucas O’Brien had his final home game March 4 which resulted in one last w...

Men’s basketball nabs 10th homecourt victory

Chris Herbert

February 15, 2017

The 2016-17 men’s basketball team has lost four out of the last six games and is ninth in Conference USA. The team has learned that defense is its biggest strength. Sophomore center Nick Allen’s words brilliantly summarized the men’s basketball season after the tough, grind-it-out 57-51 victo...

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...

UTSA men’s basketball remains undefeated at home

Freshman guard Giovani De Nicolao dribbles and scans the FAU defense. Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Chris Herbert

January 18, 2017

At the beginning of the 2016-17 season, the men’s basketball team looked as if they were struggling to adapt to first year head coach Steve Henson’s system. The team began at 2-7, and was losing games at a 15-point margin.    Many of those who saw last year’s 5-27 team were expecting a transitional yea...