NCAA Game Summary - Texas-San Antonio vs. San Jose State
(Tuesday, March 12)
Final Score: Texas-San Antonio 67, San Jose State 49
Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - Jeromie Hill registered a double-double with
21 points and a game-high 10 rebounds as he helped guide the Roadrunners of
Texas-San Antonio to a 67-49 win over the San Jose State Spartans in the first
round of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at Orleans Arena.
Also scoring in double figures for the ninth-seeded Roadrunners (9-21), who
now advance to the quarterfinals on Thursday where they will battle top-seeded
Louisiana Tech, were Kannon Burrage with 20 points, Edrico McGregor 14 on a
perfect 7-of-7 shooting, and Michael Hale III with 10 points to go along with
five rebounds and five assists.
The eighth-seeded Spartans (9-20) were paced by LaVanne Pennington who dropped
in 21 points, but shot just 1-of-9 behind the 3-point line. Chris Cunningham
pitched in with 12 points and a team-best nine rebounds in the setback.
UTSA opened the contest on a 5-0 run and then held the Spartans to single
digits until there was less than five minutes remaining in the period. Despite
shooting only 37.0 percent from the floor over the first 20 minutes of action,
the Roadrunners enjoyed a 28-16 lead at the break as SJSU connected on an
abysmal 26.9 percent.
In the second half UTSA left no doubt as it connected on an impressive 62.1
percent from the floor, en route to the 18-point victory.
San Jose State finished the night shooting a mere 32.1 percent from the field,
including 2-of-21 beyond the arc, as the team closed out the campaign on a 14-