Game Day report
UTSA men (5-4)
at Little Rock (4-6)
Tonight at 6:30
Coming off four wins in its last five games and three in a row, the UTSA men’s basketball team is on the road today, scheduled to play in Arkansas against the Little Rock Trojans. The Roadrunners (5-4) will take on the Darrell Walker-coached Trojans (4-6).
The game will pit former NBA guards who are now NCAA Division I coaches. Darrell Walker, in his sixth year at Little Rock, played in 720 games across 11 seasons in the NBA through 1993. Steve Henson, in his eighth year at UTSA, played 238 games in parts of seven NBA seasons through 1999.
The Roadrunners are coming off wins at home against Incarnate Word, Lamar and Division II Arkansas-Fort Smith. Despite the winning streak, they are listed at No. 300 out of 362 Division I teams in the NCAA’s latest NET computer rankings. The Roadrunners are transitioning this season into the American Athletic Conference.
Little Rock is ranked No. 251 in the NET. The Trojans of the Sun Belt Conference are 4-2 at home, including a win against Tulsa of the AAC. The Trojans beat the Golden Hurricane 84-82 in overtime on Nov. 25.
Let the record show that Darrell Walker helped to spoil the UTSA Roadrunners’ inaugural game of men’s basketball.
On Nov. 30, 1981, the University of Arkansas guard scored 14 points to tie for team-high honors in leading the Razorbacks to a 71-42 victory over the Roadrunners at HemisFair Arena. Walker was four for five from the field and six for 10 at the line in the game played in downtown San Antonio. Walker will coach the Little Rock Trojans tonight in Arkansas against UTSA.