The UTSA Roadrunners head about an hour north on I-35 to San Marcos to face off against the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday. The Roadrunners are coming off an 89-67 victory over the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders on Tuesday. The Bobcats are coming off their first loss in three weeks, a 68-60 loss against the Houston Cougars.
Roadrunners look to run over BobcatsThe UTSA Roadrunners have won two of their last three after losing their first five games of the season. Keaton Wallace scored a season-high 31 points, as four Roadrunners scored in double figures against the Islanders. Jhivvan Jackson, Jacob Germany, and Knox Hellums all scored 12 points apiece for the victors. Wallace was a school-record 15-15 from the foul line for the game, as the team shot 23-26 from the charity stripe for 88.5%. UTSA shot 54.5% from the floor and 46.2% from three-point range.
"We knew Keaton was ready at any moment to just pop it, so it was really, really good to see that happen," Roadrunners head coach Steve Henson said in his postgame news conference about Keaton Wallace's performance.
Jackson leads the Roadrunners with 23.9 points per game. He has three games of over 30 points for the season. Wallace is the only other UTSA player that averages in double figures. He is scoring 15.1 points per game. Byron Frohnen leads the team with 6.3 rebounds per game. The Roadrunners average 71.1 points per game and shoot just 38.7% from the floor and 29.3% from three-point range.
Bobcats look to get back on winning track against RoadrunnersThe Texas State Bobcats had their four-game winning streak snapped against Houston. The Bobcats were leading by one point at halftime, only to see the Cougars outscore Texas State 40-31 in the second half. Nijal Pearson led the Bobcats with 17 points. Mason Harrell had 11 points, while Alonzo Sule scored 10 points. Texas State shot just 33.9% from the floor and 25% from three-point range. They held Houston to 35.8% from the floor and 27.8% from three-point range.
Pearson and Harrell lead the way offensively for the Bobcats, averaging 18.0 and 10.2 points per game, respectively. Isiah Small leads the team in rebounding with 7.9 rebounds per game. As a team, Texas State shoots 46.2% from the floor and 32% from three-point range. They average 71.0 points per game for the season.
- The Roadrunners are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games overall
- The Roadrunners are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games
The following supporting trends found on oddsshark.com:
- The Bobcats are 4-3-1 ATS in their last eight games overall