Tournament Guide: Texas-San Antonio résumé
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Texas-San Antonio's complete Bracketology chart
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Points Per Game
3PT ratio (of FG) FT pct.
(6-2, 175, FR)
((6-1, 195, JR)
(6-1, 200, JR)
(6-7, 215, SR)
(6-6, 205, JR)
7.6 ppg, 3.3 apg
10.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg
5.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg
19.4 ppg, 8.2 rpg
8.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg
SLC Freshman of the Year makes some rookie mistakes.
Confident, focused shooter from all over the court.
Athletic player can clean up mistakes inside.
Southland's Player of the Year in every way.
Tenacious, hard-working inside player.
(6-2, 195, JR)
(6-11, 220, JR)
11.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg
6.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg
Strong, smart, gutsy sub.
Screens, rebounds and blocks shots.
Led by Hurd's 23 points and nine rebounds, the Roadrunners were just good enough to topple Stephen F. Austin in the Southland final to win their third trip to the NCAAs.
With injuries and academic issues limiting the team to just eight players, UTSA lost by a point to Texas State on Jan. 21 to drop its D-I record to 3-10.
Most Revealing Moment
On the road in the Southland semifinals, Texas-San Antonio scored the game's last six points to upset Southeastern Louisiana.
Did You Know?
UTSA is the host school for the Final Four at the Alamodome.
The Roadrunners prefer to keep the ball on the perimeter; even dribble penetration is done mostly to loosen up the defense for the outside shooters.
UTSA's man-to-man defense contests every shot and attempts to deny the pass down low.
Hurd can score from anywhere on the floor, an asset that compounds the danger in facing him.
Texas-San Antonio doesn't take good care of the ball, turning it over more than 17 times per game.
Will Lose When ...
UTSA has trouble with teams that can play inside, whether pounding the ball down low or slashing to the hoop.
Famous Last Words
The Roadrunners enter the tourney hot, but their weaknesses are significant ones, especially against the level of competition they're about to meet.
Tournament History (1985-2003)
Overall NCAA History
NCAA appearances: 2 (of 19)
Seed average: 15.0
Highest seed No. 14 (1988)
Lowest seed: No. 16 (1999)
Biggest upset: none
Most upsetting: none
Bracketology score: 1.00
NCAA appearances: 2
All-time record: 0-2 (.000)
Best finish:1998 and 2002, first round
Coach's NCAA record:Tim Carter (0-1, .000)
Inside N-C Luna vs. vs. Bad Cls Lst
Team Sd RPI RPI RPI SOS 1-25 26-50 L L 10 B-Scr OffQ DefQ ASM
Stanford 1 6 29 4 104 2-0 2-0 0 0 9-1 0.86 2.2 11.2 13.4
S.Antonio 16 199 291 152 290 0-1 0-0 10 3 9-1 1.00 3.1 0.0 3.1
So.Ill. 9 25 41 19 101 0-0 0-1 0 0 8-2 1.40 3.6 5.9 9.5
Alabama 8 26 5 26 1 2-6 2-5 0 4 6-4 0.96 5.7 3.9 9.6
Quad Comparison Key
Insider's replication of the Ratings Percentage Index.
RPI in non-conference games only.
Joe Lunardi's "predictive" RPI.
Strenth of Schedule (all games).
Record vs. 1-25 RPI teams.
Record vs. 26-50 RPI teams.
Losses to teams ranked below 150 in the RPI.
Losses by 3 points or less or in overtime.
Record in Last 10 games before tourney.
Bracketology Scores measure whether a team more often "exceeds" its seed or "falls short" of expectation (average B-Score is 1.00).
Offensive Quotient (average points per game by which a team exceeds/falls below the aggregate defense of its opponents).
Defensive Quotient (average points per game allowed below/above the aggregate offense of its opponents).
Adjusted Scoring Margin (OffQ+DefQ) has accurately predicted 10 of the last 16 Final Four participants).