4:00 PM ET, March 12, 2011
Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas
UTSA fends off McNeese State for Southland Conference automatic bid
KATY, Texas -- Devin Gibson had dreamed of winning a championship ever since he decided to play for Texas-San Antonio.After each of his first three seasons ended short of that goal, coach Brooks Thompson told him they'd do it this year.On Saturday, in the senior's last shot at a title, Gibson and the Roadrunners finally did it, beating McNeese State 75-72 in the Southland Conference championship for an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.
• UTSA will make its fourth NCAA tournament appearance and first since 2004.
• Freshman Jeromie Hill led UTSA with 25 points for his third 20-point game this season and the second in his last three games.
• McNeese State fell to 0-2 this season against UTSA with both games decided by four points or fewer.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-54 (.463)||28-67 (.418)|
|3P Made-Attempted||7-19 (.368)||8-30 (.267)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-25 (.720)||8-11 (.727)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||10 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|