UTSA defeats Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 87-76

The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Keon Lewis had 30 points on Saturday to lead Texas-San Antonio in an 87-76 victory over former Southland Conference rival Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

UTSA (1-4) started on a 20-6 run and held a double-digit lead for the entire second half. Edrico McGregor had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Jordan Sims added 15 points on five 3-pointers. Lewis has reached double figures in all five games this season.

The Roadrunners overcame 20 turnovers by outrebounding A&M-Corpus Christi 34-16 and outscoring the Islanders at the free throw line 30-14.

Both teams shot very well, but the Roadrunners were better. UTSA shot 61.5 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi was 52.9 percent from the field and 47.1 percent from 3.

Hameed Ali led the Islanders (3-4) with 21 points.

The two teams squared off in the Southland Conference from 2007-12.

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