UTSA fell thanks to a second half run from Old Dominion on Thursday night as they lost 69-61 on Thursday at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
Edrico McGregor went close to a double-double as he managed 12 points, with nine rebounds, closely followed by Devon Agusi and Philip Jones who both managed 10 points.
The game started tightly with the teams trading points in the opening stages until the Monarchs went on an 11-4 run which pushed Old Dominion out to a nine point lead.
But that saw UTSA go on a run of their own and take back the lead as they went on a 14-4 run which pushed UTSA in to the lead, making it a 25-24 lead at the break.
Three-pointers were proving crucial in the match with each side starting their important run with a long distance three-pointer.
UTSA opened the scoring in the second half thanks to Keon Lewis jumper but that just seemed to anger Old Dominion who started their game winning 15-0 run.
The defense that was so solid at the end of the first half went missing for the Roadrunners in the second as they had no answer, letting the Monarchs score eight of the 15 points in the paint. That run put Old Dominion 39-27 up and it was enough as the lead would hold for the rest of the game.
UTSA tried a come back, managing a 14-5 run with two free-throws starting the run before Jordan Sims hit yet another three-pointer followed up by Thomas’ three shot, but for all that work UTSA still trailed by seven at 60-53.
Sending Old Dominion to the line with time running out worked for UTSA as the Monarchs missed five shots, but the gap was always going to be too big to overcome as UTSA fell 67-61.