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UTSA meets Missouri State & St. John’s in the Las Vegas Invitational ” Missouri

LAS VEGAS – The UTSA women’s basketball team will face Missouri State on November 25th and St. John’s on November 26th in the Las Vegas Invitational. Tip-off for both days is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. PT/3:15 p.m. CT at the Mirage Ballroom in Las Vegas and will be streamed on FloHoops. Tickets for the game are $20 per day and are available at the box office.

LEAD THE ROADRUNNERS

Junior Jordyn Jenkins leads the team with 42 points and an average of 14.0 per game in the first three games of the season. Red shirt sophomore Elyssa Colman did a phenomenal job on defense and led the team with 23 rebounds. Coleman leads the conference with six blocks (2.00 per game) and is fourth in the conference with 7.7 rebounds per game. Junior Kyra White leads the Roadrunners with 15 assists and four steals. White is first in the conference and 26thth in the nation with a 3.75 assist/turnover ratio and also leads Conference USA with 5.0 blocks per game. Freshman Sidney Love has earned the starting point as guard in the first three games, tied on points with White with four steals as the team leader.

UTSA is first in the conference with 3.7 blocks per game and second in the conference with a free throw percentage of 73.8. The Roadrunners have outscored their opponents by 112-96 rebounds with a 5.3 rebound margin.

LAST TIME-OUT

The Roadrunners clinched a 76-70 win over Abilene Christian on November 20, their first win of the season to take their record to 2-1. Nwakamma led the team with 16 points, a career high for the senior guard. Four other Roadrunners scored double-digit ratings – Elyssa Colman with 10 points, Sidney Love with 10 points, Kyra White with 10 points and Queen Ulabo with 11 points. UTSA took advantage of a slow defense from ACU and scored 19 fast break points. The Roadrunners also hosted some solid reinforcements as the team banked 21 in the matchup.

EXPLORING THE LADY BEARS

In their first year under new head coach Beth Cunningham, the Lady Bears hold a 2-1 record after a 73-54 loss to Oklahoma State on Thursday, November 17. Missouri State finished sixth at the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) in the preseason. coach survey. The Lady Bears earned an 11th place finish in the NCAA tournament last season and then fell to Ohio State 63-56 in the first round.

The bear ladies are 33approx in the nation with a plus 13.0 rebound margin. Aniya Thomas leads Missouri State with 37 points in her first three games, averaging 12.3 per game, while also posting a team-high with 11 assists and six steals. Indya Green has 31 total rebounds, ranked 33rdapprox in the nation with 10.3 rebounds per game.

SERIES STORY VS MISSOURI STATE

UTSA leads the all-time streak 2-0 over Missouri State. The Roadrunners and Lady Bears last played on November 29, 2007 when UTSA recorded a 63-59 win over Missouri State.

DECLARATION OF THE RED STORM

The Red Storm improved to a 4-0 record after a 78-52 win over Stony Book on Saturday 19 November. St. John’s plays Memphis on Friday, Nov. 25 before the matchup between the Roadrunners and Red Storm on Saturday, Nov. 26. The Red Storm was ranked seventh in the Big East Conference Coaches’ Poll. St. John’s finished their 2021-22 season with a 12-19 record, falling 76-52 to Villanova in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference Tournament.

Kadaja Bailey was named to the All-Big East Preseason Team. Bailey leads the team through the Red Storm’s first four games with 64 points and an average of 16.0 per game. Rayven Peeples leads St. John’s with 40 rebounds, 27 of them defensively. Jayla Everett has 19 assists and six steals with an assist/turnover ratio of 1.43.

SERIES STORY AGAINST ST. JOHN

This is the first meeting between UTSA and St. John’s.

NEXT: The Roadrunners return to the Lone Star State to face Texas State on November 30 in San Marcos, Texas. Tip-off for Battle of I-35 Matchup is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT.

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