EDINBURG, Texas(AP) — Demarco Stepter scored 17 points and UTSA
used a 23-2 start to cruise past Texas-Pan American 72-48 on
UTSA notched its first 8-2 start since 1989.
The Roadrunners, who got 12 points and four assists from Devin
Gibson, led by 21 with 11:59 left in the first half and 37-18 at
Stepter, who made eight of his 10 shots, opened the second half
with a jumper to push it to 39-18, and Texas-Pan American never
got within 20 after that. Melvin Johnson III’s 3-pointer with
2:43 left gave the Roadrunners their largest lead at 71-38.
Aaron Urbanus and ChaRunn Jones led the Broncs (1-11) with eight
points apiece. Matt Mierzycki pulled down a game-high nine
UTSA outshot Texas-Pan American 46.6 percent to 36.5 and forced
14 turnovers while committing only five.
The Roadrunners are 6-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 60