Roadrunners to host the NCCAA Southwestern Adventist Knights

The UTSA Roadrunners have added a game to their schedule. They’ll play at home Thursday at 6 p.m. against the Southwestern Adventist University Knights. Southwestern Adventist is a National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association program from Keene, Texas.

NCAA Division I UTSA made the move to give its players a competition experience during what originally had been a week left open to reschedule Covid-affected Conference USA games.

The Roadrunners made it through the C-USA schedule without having to postpone a game for Covid-related issues. But they did have two road games at Charlotte (Feb. 18-19) scrapped because of the winter storm in Texas. Ideally, UTSA could have made up the games with Charlotte this week, but the 49ers were already scheduled to travel to Marshall.

Now, the Roadrunners will play Southwestern Adventist at the Convocation Center Thursday night in preparation for the C-USA tournament, scheduled next week.

Winners of five of their last six games and eight of 10, UTSA has secured the No. 4 seed in the C-USA Western Division and will play on Wednesday, March 10, in the C-USA championships at The Star in Frisco. The opponent is undetermined.

The winner of the C-USA event next week, which runs through March 13, will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.