Scores

Final

Fresno State 79

(2-3, 0-1 away)

UTSA 83

(3-2, 0-0 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 22, 2011

    Moby Arena, Fort Collins, Colorado

    1 2 T
    FRES 31 4879
    UTSA 48 3583

    Top Performers

    Fresno State: J. Wills 26 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

    UTSA: S. Franklin 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast

    Texas-San Antonio 83, Fresno St. 79

    Associated Press

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Melvin Johnson sank four free throws in the final 23 seconds as Texas-San Antonio held off Fresno State 83-79 Tuesday night in the consolation bracket of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

    Johnson and Kannon Burrage finished with 14 points apiece. Stephen Franklin added 12 for Texas-San Antonio (3-2), which nearly blew a 17-point halftime lead.

    The Roadrunners, coming off their first NCAA Tournament appearance, got 38 points from their bench.

    Jonathan Wills scored 20 of his career-high 26 points in the second half for Fresno State (2-3). Kevin Olekaibe had 18 points despite 6-of-23 shooting.

    Jeromie Hill put Texas-San Antonio ahead 61-41 with a 3-pointer with 15:15 left in the second half. The Roadrunners went cold, and with Wills heating up, Fresno State outscored them 29-12 and were within 73-70 after a 3-pointer by Olekaibe with 4:31 left. But Johnson's free throws helped seal the win for Texas-San Antonio.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FRES
    UTSA
    Points 79 83
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 26-52 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-28 (.286) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-30 (.767) 24-31 (.774)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 20

    2011-12 Season

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