Scores

Final

UTSA 78

(11-3, 1-0 C-USA)

McNeese State 69

(5-10, 0-1 Southland)

    4:00 PM ET, January 9, 2010

    Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    UTSA 28 5078
    MCNS 32 3769

    Top Performers

    UT San Antonio: D. Gibson 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    McNeese St: P. Richard 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Texas-San Antonio 78, McNeese St. 69

    Associated Press

    LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Morris Smith IV scored 22 points and Devin Gibson added 21 to help Texas-San Antonio defeat McNeese State 78-69 in the Southland Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.

    The Roadrunners (11-3, 1-0), who are off to their best start since 2001-02, shot 68 percent from the field in the second half (17 of 25).

    After Diego Kapelan's 3-pointer tied the game at 60-60 with 3:54 left, Texas-San Antonio answered with seven straight points. Omar Johnson put the Roadrunners ahead 67-60 on two free throws with 1:46 to play.

    The Cowboys (6-9, 0-1) led 32-28 at halftime, but missed three 3-pointers leading to six straight points by the Roadrunners. Gibson's jumper with 15:11 put Texas-San Antonio up 34-32, and they wouldn't trail the rest of the way.

    Kapelan and Patrick Richard scored 15 each for the Cowboys, who lost their fourth straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTSA
    MCNS
    Points 78 69
    FG Made-Attempted 27-55 (.491) 26-62 (.419)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-16 (.625) 10-24 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-17 (.824) 7-8 (.875)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 7 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 7

    2009-10 Season

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