Trailing by 13 points late in the first quarter, the UTSA Roadrunners kept plugging away and eventually edged the UTEP Miners 58-57 in overtime Tuesday in a Conference USA women’s basketball tournament opener.
With the victory, UTSA advanced to the next round to play Old Dominion on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
UTSA entered the tournament as the seventh seed in the C-USA West. Old Dominion is seeded third in the East.
Redshirt freshman Elyssa Coleman led the Roadrunners with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Graduate student Jadyn Pimentel had 14 points, six rebounds and six steals. Junior Charlene Mass hit the second of two free throws with three seconds left for the victory.
Junior Destiny Thurman scored 23 for the Miners, who were seeded sixth in the East.
UTSA 7-22, 3-14
UTEP 14-15, 6-12