Cold shooting dooms UTSA in 53-37 loss to Seattle
SAN ANTONIO — Kannon Burrage and Jeromie Hill scored 15 points apiece, but UTSA could not overcome a cold night shooting in a 53-37 loss to Seattleon Saturday night at the Convocation Center.
The Roadrunners (8-20, 3-13 WAC) broke school records for fewest points in a half with 11 in the first and lowest field goal percentage (22.6 percent) and they tied standards for fewest points in a game and fewest field goals (12).
Chad Rasmussen led the Redhawks (8-19, 3-14 WAC) with 19 points on the strength of a 5-for-9 night from behind the 3-point line.
Seattle stormed out to an early double-digit lead, shot 55 percent in building a 29-11 halftime advantage and never looked back in snapping UTSA’s three-game win streak.
The visitors made six of their first seven shots, including four 3-pointers, in storming out to a 17-3 edge through the first six-and-a-half minutes. Meanwhile, UTSA missed 10 of its first 11 during the stretch.
The Roadrunners fell behind by as many as 21 after Rasmussen knocked down his fourth three of the half to give Seattle a 29-8 lead with three minutes left until intermission.
The Redhawks extended their edge to 42-18 on a Deshaun Sunderhaus jumper at the 13:10 mark of the second half.
UTSA used a 9-2 run that was capped by a Hill trey to pull to within 44-27 with seven minutes to play, but it got no closer than the final margin after Burrage hit his third 3-pointer of the night with 1:21 left.
Hill was 4-for-8 from downtown and the junior forward added team highs of seven rebounds and three steals.
The Roadrunners will travel to the West Coast to face San Jose State (9-18, 3-13 WAC) at 9 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, March 7.