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UTSA Women's Basketball have kept their I-35 Rivalry with Texas State alive and it was an entertaining encounter as the Roadrunners picked up an 86-83 win.

Miki Turner was the leader for the Roadrunners with 14 points, closely followed by Kamara King and Ashley Spaletta both managing 13.

It was their first game in almost three weeks and the rest seemed to do UTSA a world of good as they opened with 11 unanswered points.

Akunna Elonu was the driving force behind that opening run as she managed six points in that run before Texas State came back to make it 13-8.

UTSA always seemed to have a measure of control throughout the first half, despite the Bobcats efforts to come back the lead never dipped below two points.

Despite the Texas State comeback UTSA closed out the half well, using a 9-4 run in the closing stages to take a 48-41 lead to the break.

Having the advantage gave UTSA the luxury of setting the pace and tempo with Texas State having to chase the game they were able to withstand the runs the Bobcats would make.

The Bobcats were chipping away at the lead with an impressive run at 70-66 only for UTSA to again respond when they had to with 5 points to push back out to a nine point lead.

UTSA got their lead out as far as 84-78 only to give up five straight points which saw the Bobcats close the gap to 84-83 with 22 seconds to play.

That didn't leave enough time as UTSA closed out the win with two free-throws for the final 86-83 scoreline.

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