Gibson, late spurt send UTSA past Lamar, 79-72

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SAN ANTONIO (AP)—Devin Gibson scored 17 points off the bench and Texas-San Antonio took control with a 9-0 run in the second half of a 79-72 victory against Lamar on Saturday night.

The Roadrunners (17-10, 8-6 Southland) trailed 58-55 when Morris Smith IV started the decisive spurt with a 3-pointer that tied the score at 58-58 with 7:56 remaining.

A dunk by Josh Bonney, a short jumper by Smith and a layup by Omar Johnson pushed UTSA’s lead to 64-58 with 6:33 remaining.

Smith had 14 points and six rebounds for UTSA, while Joey Shank and Johnson scored 11 apiece. Johnson also had six assists.

Ashton Hall led Lamar (15-13, 6-8) with 21 points. Anthony Miles had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

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 Lamar
Ashton Hall Ashton Hall
7-12,  21 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists
 UTSA
Devin Gibson Devin Gibson
5-8,  17 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists

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