UTSA’s struggles in the WAC have continued as they slumped to 0-4 as Denver managed an impressive 75-50 win on Sunday afternoon at Magness Arena.
Jeromie Hill was the only Roadrunner in double figures with 13 points, narrowly missing a double-double with nine rebounds.
Chase Halloram managed three 3-pointers as part of his 11 points with five steals and four assists while Royce O’Neale managed a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds as the Pioneers dominated.
UTSA really struggled with shooting managing only 32.7% on the back of a 16-of-49 night from the field, including a season low two 3-pointers of 13 attempts (15.4%).
Denver took a powerful lead as they made 10 of their first 14 shots, five of which were 3-pointers which gave the Pioneers a big 29-6 lead after 10 and a half minutes, which was helped by seven UTSA turn overs that resulted in 12 points.
That lead was extended to as much as 25 after a Halloram 3-pointer with just under six minutes to play making it 35-10.
UTSA managed a 9-1 run late in the half which put some respectability back in to the score line as a pair of offensive put-backs from Edrico McGregor cut the gap to 36-19 before another 3-pointer made the half-time gap 20 points.
UTSA cut the gap to 17 early in the half as Larry Wilkins hit a layup and Kannon Burrage managed a free-throw only for Denver to really push the game out of reach through an 11-0 run to make it 50-22.
The Pioneers pushed the lead out to as far as 40 at 68-28 before a 22-7 run late on cut the deficit to 25 points for the final score.