UTSA was unable to take any momentum from their overtime loss Thursday as they fell to Old Dominion 78-56 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center on Saturday night. It was Trey Freeman and Brandon Stith both managing 21 points in the game.
JR Harris was the main scorer for the Roadrunners, as he managed 17 points in the game in a cold day for UTSA. Christian Wilson also had an important part to play as he managed a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
UTSA started well from distance, just like on Thursday as they managed three of their first five attempts from outside. That allowed them to take a 13-6 lead, with Harris already leading the way.
But Old Dominion responded well, going on a 16-2 run of their own as they hit the lead for the first time of the night. That lead was at 22-15, and they would never let the Roadrunners get the lead back.
Back-to-back treys from Ryan Bowie saw the Roadrunners pull back within a point at 22-21 but Old Dominion responded. The Monarchs were able to manage another run, this time managing eight unanswered points.
While UTSA managed to hit their final three shots of the half, Old Dominion were able to hit seven of their last nine. Old Dominion was clinical from the line, leading 10-2 in that statistic at half-time as they held a 42-30 lead at the break.
The Roadrunners were restricted massively in the second half, through a phenomenal defensive performance from Old Dominion. UTSA could only shoot at 29% in the second half, allowing Old Dominion to build a big lead.
The closest the Roadrunners managed in the second half was 19 points, as Old Dominion dominated the whole half. That allowed Old Dominion to completely cruise to an easy win, that continued UTSA’s difficult season.