UTSA faces a big challenge on Thursday night when they travel to Ruston, LA to take on the WAC leading Louisiana Tech who sit at 10-0 in conference play.
UTSA will come in hoping that they can break that streak remembering their game from January where a late 3-pointer handed Louisiana Tech the win at the Convocation Center 73-71.
The task becomes all the more daunting when looking at the statistics, UTSA trails in all areas except for 3-point percentage (.354 to .313) and has committed more turnovers per game (14.4 to 12.3).
Lousiana tech cruised to an easy win at home last week, defeating UT Arlington 64-51 to keep their perfect 9-0 home record intact, seeing the Bulldogs garner votes in the polls, including Examiner’s poll (where they were unranked).
Louisiana Tech lead the league in most statistics with scoring offense (72.1), margin (+9.1), three-point defense (.287), blocks per game (5.4) and turnover margin (+5.18).
Rahem Appleby will need to be stopped when the UTSA is on defense as he leads the Bulldogs with 14.4ppg.
On offense UTSA will have to work their way around some of the best in the league as Michale Kyser leads the league in blocks with 73 total at a 3.3 average while also picking up 6.2 rebounds per game.
UTSA will have a glimmer of hope in that they are the only school with two players in the top five for scoring with Kannon Burrage leading (tied) with 18ppg and Michael Hale III sitting in fifth with 16.2ppg.
It is certainly one heck of an uphill battle for UTSA but they will receive a significant boost with Jeromie Hill expected to make his return after missing six games with a knee injury.