UTSA won its third straight game as the Roadrunners managed to defeat Idaho 74-56 on the back of a powerful second half.
The second half saw a great performance from the Roadrunners as they won the half 36-16 on the back of 59.3% shooting as part of a 54.5% night, their second highest for the year.
Michael Hale III managed 26 points for his seventh game over 20 for the season, managing 16 of his points in the second half.
Jeromie Hill impressed for UTSA, heavily influencing the offense and managed 12 points of his own with 4-for-5 while Kannon Burrage also managed 16 points.
“This was a solid win against a good team that beat us the first time around,” head coach Brooks Thompson said in UTSA's post game quotes. “To hold a team like that to just 16 points in the second half ... says a lot about how well we played defensively and how hard the guys battled against a taller team."
Idaho impressed from three point range in the first half as they drained seven of their first ten attempts from distance.
It was a tight first half with six ties and 12 lead changes with Idaho just edging the shooting percentage 53.3 to 50 and as a result took a two point lead in to the break.
But in the second half the UTSA defense came up big time, as UTSA managed 11 unanswered points to shoot out to a 53-42 lead with 12:14 to play.
Burrage hit a jumper with just under five minutes to play to make the lead 16 at 68-52 but the Vandals closed to 69-52, as close as they would get, with 2:21 to play.
UTSA closed out the game comfortably as they got a comfortable 74-56 win which was their third straight.