In 1891, James Naismith mounted two peach baskets on opposite walls of a gym, inventing the rudimentary version of what we know today as “shelving.” Take your basketball off this grand innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the UTSA Roadrunners men’s and women’s basketball teams play at the UTSA Convocation Center.
$30 for a 12-Ticket Flex Pass (Up to $84 Value)
Includes 12 tickets for general admission in sections 200–203 that can be used in any combination for the following four games:
- Men’s basketball against Utah State on Saturday, December 29, at 6 p.m.
- Men’s basketball against San Jose State on Monday, December 31, at 2 p.m.
- Women’s basketball against New Mexico State on Thursday, January 3, at 7 p.m.
- Women’s basketball against Denver on Saturday, January 5, at 6 p.m.
Doors open one hour before tipoff.
The Scouting Report
After last year’s 18–14 season ended with a heartbreaking overtime loss in the Southland Conference Tournament, the Roadrunners men’s basketball team is looking to bounce back, led by seventh-year head coach Brooks Thompson. An Honorable Mention All-Conference player last season, senior guard Kannon Burrage has averaged 18.3 points per game through the season’s first nine contests. In her 13th season as head coach for the Roadrunners women’s squad, three-time Southland Conference Coach of the Year Rae Rippetoe-Blair has her team off to a 6–4 start this year. The backcourt tandem of senior Simone Young and sophomore Kamra King sets an aggressive offensive tone, calling plays without the use of naval flag codes while handling the ball and combining for 20 points a game.
After competing in the Southland Athletic Conference, the UTSA Roadrunners officially joined the Western Athletic Conference in 2012. The Roadrunners’ leave their former conference with 48 Southland Conference Championships in two decades of athletic membership, as well as the 2007–2008 Commissioner’s Cup, awarded to the conference’s top athletics department. The Roadrunners will move into Conference USA in the fall of 2013.