Johnson scores 21 points to lead UTSA to 88-74 win

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SAN ANTONIO (AP)—Omar Johnson scored 21 points and had a career-high nine assists to lead UTSA past Northwestern State 88-74 Wednesday night.

Morris Smith IV added 17 points for the Roadrunners (17-9, 7-6 Southland), who won their fourth straight. Devin Gibson added 13 points. Johnson’s point total tied a career high.

Devon Baker scored 20 points to lead the Demons (10-16, 5-8), who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

UTSA extended its 43-30 halftime lead to as many as 19 points and led by double digits for all but 35 seconds of the second half.

After falling behind 8-0, the Roadrunners rallied and took their first lead, 20-17, on a 3-pointer by Melvin Johnson III with 11:44 left in the first half. UTSA never trailed again.

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 Top Performers
 Northwestern St.
Devon Baker Devon Baker
8-17,  20 Pts
0 Rebs, 4 Assists
 UTSA
Omar Johnson Omar Johnson
4-9,  21 Pts
1 Rebs, 9 Assists

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