UTSA to begin Southland Tournament Championship defense against McNeese State on Wednesday night
SAN ANTONIO — UTSA will begin defense of its Southland Conference Tournament Championship on Wednesday night against McNeese State. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. (or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the UT Arlington/Nicholls contest) at the Merrell Center in Katy.
Fresh off a 97-88 upset of Southland Regular Season Champion UT Arlington on Saturday night, the Roadrunners (18-13) will be the No. 5 seed at this week's postseason event and face the fourth-seeded Cowboys (15-14) in the last quarterfinal contest on the opening day. It will be a rematch of last year’s championship game, which UTSA won 75-72, over the regular season champions.
McNeese State held off the Roadrunners, 58-54, two-and-a-half weeks ago in Lake Charles, La., but UTSA has won four of the last five meetings and leads the all-time series, 23-17, including wins in both previous matchups on a neutral court.
The Southland will provide a free live video stream at southland.org. The game also can be heard live in the San Antonio area on 92.5 FM or anywhere with the free iHeartRadio mobile app and it will be streamed online at goUTSA.com beginning with the pregame show at 8:15 p.m. Andy Everett has the call. Live stats will be available through the conference website by clicking here.
Fans can purchase all-tournament passes, which are good for all 14 men’s and women’s games that will be played beginning with Tuesday's women’s quarterfinals and concluding with Saturday's men’s championship game.
UTSA section passes are $75 each. A ticket to sit in the UTSA section for each session (two games) is $13. Tickets to the championship game are $10. Please call the UTSA Ticket Office at (210) 458-UTSA (8872) or visit the UTSA ticket window at the Merrell Center once the tournament begins.
The Roadrunners are making their fifth consecutive appearance (18th all-time) in the Southland Tournament and they boast a 17-14 all-time record in the event, including an 8-7 mark in quarterfinal contests. UTSA has advanced to the championship contest twice in the last four seasons (2009/2011) and a total of six times overall with wins in half of those appearances (1999/2004/2011).
Click here for complete information on this year's event.