UTSA were confirmed as the worst team in the Western Athletic Conference as they fell 81-78 in overtime to their nearest opponents and closest rivals Texas State at the Convocation Center on Saturday night.
UTSA are now the only team in the WAC without a win but things could have been so different as the Roadrunners held a six point lead with under four minutes to play.
Michael Hale III and Kannon Burrage combined for 58 points but it wasn’t enough as Corey Stern starred for the Bobcats with 18 points and 13 rebounds gave him a double-double.
The lead was cut to two after a three-point play by Joel Wright and Stern’s two from the line making it 68-66 with 2:45 to play before the teams traded baskets and Phil Hawkins hit the tying basket with 1:29 remaining.
With time running out both teams looked to shoot from distance in an effort to put the game to bed but none could find the basket with Burrage missing short as time expired sending the game to overtime.
Hale and Burrage continued to link up well and back-to-back baskets from the pair gave UTSA a 76-72 lead with two minutes to play.
Texas State responded with a pair of free throws and a long range three from Reid Koenen to give the Bobcats a 77-76 lead with barely a minute to play.
Hale responded with a jumper but Texas State restored their lead to 80-76 when Wright made good on a three-point play with 35.1 seconds remaining.
UTSA missed two golden chances to take the lead late on which allowed Texas State to hold on and secure their first WAC win in school history, something UTSA are still searching for.