UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball

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UTSA Roadrunners
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University University of Texas at San Antonio
First season1981
All-time record434–389 (.527)
Head coach Steve Henson (4th season)
Conference C-USA
Location San Antonio, Texas
Arena Convocation Center
(Capacity: 2,650)
Nickname Roadrunners
ColorsNavy Blue, White, and Orange [1]
              
Uniforms
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NCAA Tournament Appearances
1988, 1999, 2004, 2011
Conference Tournament Champions
1988, 1999, 2004, 2011
Conference Regular Season Champions
1991, 1992, 2004

The UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball team represents the University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, US. Originally competing as an NCAA independent in 1981–82, the Roadrunners moved to the Trans-America Athletic Conference in 1986–87, then moved to the Southland Conference in 1991–92, [2] [3] then moved to the Western Athletic Conference in 2012-2013, [4] then moved to Conference USA in 2013–2014 [5] where they are currently a member. UTSA plays its home games at the on-campus Convocation Center, and is coached by former NBA player Steve Henson.

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UTSA has won four conference tournaments and three conference regular season championships. [6] The team has made a total of four NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship appearances in its history. In the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, the Roadrunners defeated SWAC Champion Alabama State, 70–61 in the opening round before falling in the second round to Ohio State. The victory over Alabama State marked the first time in school history that a Roadrunner team won an NCAA tournament game in any sport. As a relatively young Division I program, the team has made no other appearances in post-season tournaments.

Postseason history

NCAA Tournament results

The Roadrunners have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–4.

YearRoundOpponentResult
1988 First RoundIllinoisL 72–81
1999 First RoundConnecticutL 66–91
2004 First RoundStanfordL 45–71
2011 First Four
First Round
Alabama State
Ohio State
W 70–61
L 46–75

CIT results

The Roadrunners have appeared in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) on time. Their record is 1–1.

YearRoundOpponentResult
2018 First Round
Quarterfinals
Lamar
Sam Houston State
W 76–69
L 69–76

Players

Retired jerseys

UTSA has retired two jerseys in program history. [7]

UTSA Roadrunners retired jerseys
No.PlayerYears
23 Devin Brown 1998–2002
30 Derrick Gervin 1981–1985

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UTSA Roadrunners football

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2011 UTSA Roadrunners football team American college football season

The 2011 UTSA Roadrunners football team represented the University of Texas at San Antonio in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season. It was the first year of play for UTSA. The team was coached by veteran head football coach Larry Coker. The team played its home games at the Alamodome and competed as an independent in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. It was UTSA's only season as a Division I FCS team, as the Roadrunners are scheduled to become members of the Western Athletic Conference on July 1, 2012. Because UTSA was transitioning to the FBS, the NCAA declared the team ineligible for the FCS playoffs.

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2011–12 UTSA Roadrunners mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2011–12 UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball team represented the University of Texas at San Antonio in the 2011–12 college basketball season. This was head coach Brooks Thompson's sixth season at UTSA. This was their final season as members of the West Division of the Southland Conference as they will move to the Western Athletic Conference on July 1, 2012. They play their home games at the Convocation Center. They finished the season 18–14, 10–6 in Southland play to finish in third place in the West Division. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Soutland Basketball Tournament to McNeese State.

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2012–13 UTSA Roadrunners mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2012–13 UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball team represented the University of Texas at San Antonio during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Roadrunners, led by seventh year head coach Brooks Thompson, played their home games at the Convocation Center and were first year members of the Western Athletic Conference. They finished the season 10–22, 3–14 in WAC play to finish in a tie for eighth place. They advanced to the semifinals of the WAC Tournament to Texas–Arlington.

UTSA Roadrunners womens basketball

The UTSA Roadrunners women's basketball team represents the University of Texas at San Antonio in women's basketball. The school competes in Conference USA in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Roadrunners play home basketball games at Convocation Center in San Antonio, Texas.

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2015–16 UTSA Roadrunners mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2015–16 UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball team represented the University of Texas at San Antonio during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Roadrunners, led by tenth-year head coach Brooks Thompson, played their home games at the Convocation Center and were members of Conference USA. They finished the season 5-27, 3-15 in C-USA play to finish in last place. They lost in the first round of the C-USA Tournament to Florida Atlantic.

2016 UTSA Roadrunners football team American college football season

The 2016 UTSA Roadrunners football team represented The University of Texas at San Antonio in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Roadrunners played their home games at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and competed in the West Division of Conference USA (C–USA). They were led by first-year head coach Frank Wilson. They finished the season 6–7, 5–3 in C-USA play to finish in second place in the West Division. They were invited to the New Mexico Bowl, the school's first ever bowl game, where they were defeated by New Mexico.

The 2012 Southland Conference tournament was held at Roadrunner Field on the campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas from May 11 through May 13, 2012 after heavy rainfall in the San Antonio area forced a postponement of the tournament start. The tournament winner, Texas State Bobcats, earned the Southland Conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament. The Championship game was broadcast on ESPN3 with the remainder of the tournament streaming on SLC NOW. The championship game was called by Lincoln Rose and Chris Mycoskie.

2019–20 UTSA Roadrunners mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2019–20 UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball team represent the University of Texas at San Antonio in the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Roadrunners, led by 4th-year head coach Steve Henson, play their home games at the Convocation Center in San Antonio, Texas as members of Conference USA.

References

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