UTSA were completely outclassed on Thursday as they fell to Louisiana Tech 74-49 at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Kannon Burrage starred for UTSA, scoring 15 points but was completely outdone as Louisiana Tech had four players in double figures with Cordarius Johnson and Chris Anderson each managing 11.
LA Tech’s shooting was poor, only 36.2% but the defense came up where the offense did not, restricting UTSA to 29.6% and forcing 18 turnovers.
The Bulldogs scored the first nine points of the game as UTSA gave up the ball on their first ten possessions with seven turnovers, two missed shots and a missed set of free-throws quickly establishing the pattern of the game.
UTSA finally broke through after nearly six scoreless minutes when Edrico McGregor scored two from the line before a Burrage jumper made it 14-4 with seven and a half minutes played.
Louisiana Tech pushed the lead out to 17 before the end of the half which finished with the hosts leading 34-17.
UTSA managed to cut the gap to 14in the early stages of the second thanks to a Jeromie Hill layup and a Larry Wilkins free that made it 36-22.
But the Bulldogs well and truly took the game away from UTSA with a 15-5 run that left the Roadrunners with no hope of coming back as the lead pushed out as far as 28 in a comfortable win for the hosts.