St. Mary’s and UTSA to play for San Antonio bragging rights

The UTSA Roadrunners (1-1) are back home tonight to play the St. Mary’s Rattlers (0-2). The game is an exhibition for NCAA Division II St. Mary’s and won’t count on the Rattlers’ record. Here is a look at the series between the two programs, which dates back to the 1983-84 season.

Series at a glance

2/6/84 — UTSA, 69-61
1/21/85 — St. Mary’s, 88-81
1/13/86 — UTSA, 76-67
1/26/87 — St. Mary’s, 68-55
1/20/88 — UTSA, 84-74
1/24/89 — UTSA, 58-48
12/12/89 — UTSA, 79-52
1/18/90 — UTSA, 63-58
1/21/91 — St. Mary’s, 65-46
12/7/91 — UTSA, 62-52
11/25/00 — UTSA, 61-55
12/4/02 — UTSA, 81-67
11/29/21 — UTSA, 75-65


The early games in the series were played downtown at the HemisFair Arena, a building that has been demolished to make way for new construction. (The old arena sat on property that is now part of the Convention Center complex.) The game in December 2002 was played at the Alamodome. The games in November 2000 and November 2021 were played at the UTSA Convocation Center.

That’s a fact

The Roadrunners haven’t shot the ball well in their first two games, in a 74-47 victory over Division III Trinity last Monday or in a 75-55 loss at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi last Friday.

Three-point shooting has been a particular concern. UTSA hit only 5 of 30 from behind the arc in the opener and 7 of 29 last Friday at Corpus Christi. For the season, that makes them 12 of 59 for 20.3 percent. UTSA field goal shooting is a cool 37.8 percent — 48 of 127.

Defensively, it’s also a mixed bag. The Roadrunners had been playing good defense until the second half against the Islanders,who shot 56 percent and exploded for 50 points after intermission.

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