As the UTSA Roadrunners prepare to host the Prairie View A&M Panthers Saturday night at the Convocation Center, they know what needs to happen as they continue efforts to dig out of a 1-5 hole to start to the season.
They need to keep making the defensive stops that turned up the tempo in the second half last Friday night against Wiley College.
They need to run the floor in the open court, move the ball around and let the shots fly with some confidence.
Against Wiley, they did that successfully after the halftime break, scoring 51 points on the NAIA program en route to a 90-68 victory.
Now it’s on to Prairie View, and a chance for UTSA to notch its first victory of the season against an NCAA Division I team.
“I feel like we still haven’t found our identity yet,” UTSA guard Keaton Wallace said. “You know, it’s still fairly early. We still got a lot more games to play. We’re not even close to conference yet.
“But I feel like we still got a lot of work to do. I feel like we haven’t reached our peak. We still got a lot of potential to bring out of this team.
“Throughout these next few practices, these next few games, we’re just going to keep getting better.”
Prairie View A&M 2-5