SAN ANTONIO - If you haven't noticed, there's a great college basketball story going on over on Loop 1604. The UTSA Roadrunners are giving their fans some big time thrills this season.
The Roadrunners had the second-best comeback in Division 1 history. They were down 18 with under 4:43 minutes to go, and came back to beat Old Dominion at the buzzer. An amazing comeback!
Then they lost in overtime to Western Kentucky in a thriller, and then blew a four-point lead late against Marshall, went to overtime, and pulled out another crazy win on the road.
It's all possible because Jhivvan Jackson and Keaton Wallace have combined for 147 points in the past two games. Coach Steve Henson is glad he's got those guys on his team.
“In Marshall's case, they scored on the first three possessions of overtime, but we were scoring on the other end and were able to withstand that,” explained Henson. “Keaton and Jhivvan just kept making play after play after play -- and came out of there feeling great about that win.”
“Me and Jhivvan -- we knew before coming in as freshmen. We knew we wanted to do something special here at UTSA, and our hard work is starting to pay off,” said Wallace. “We're getting the things that we aspired to do, so it's paying off.”
Get out and see them! They are at home against FIU on Thursday at 7pm at the Convocation Center.
Wallace, Jackson spark UTSA comeback 116-106 win in OT
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Keaton Wallace scored a career-high 45 points, Jhivvan Jackson added 30 and each knocked down contested 3-pointers in overtime as UTSA rallied from 18 points behind to defeat Marshall 116-106 Saturday night, clawing past the Thundering Herd into a three-way share of first place in Conference USA.
Wallace hit four 3-pointers and Jackson, who scored a career-high 46 in UTSA's overtime loss to Western Kentucky on Thursday, added 30 with five 3-pointers. He hauled down nine rebounds and Wallace seven for UTSA (13-10, 7-3).
C.J. Burks scored 31 points to lead Marshall (13-10, 6-4). Jon Elmore added 29 points including a four-point play to force overtime. The Herd was trailing 92-88 when a turnover gave them possession with 3.1 seconds left. Elmore raced downcourt, lofted a high 3-pointer from the left wing and was hit on the arm while shooting. The 3-pointer swished through, as did the foul shot.
The teams traded the lead on the first six possessions of OT before Jackson hit a 3 to open a cushion.
The win moves the Roadrunners into a share of first in C-USA with North Texas and Old Dominion and came on coach Steve Henson's birthday.