Bobbie Modica
Men's Basketball

Four score over 20 in Blue/White Game at Convocation Center

SAN ANTONIO – Luka Barisic, Jhivvan Jackson and Keaton Wallace each had 25 points to highlight UTSA's Blue-White game, held on Tuesday night without fans at the Convocation Center. 
Barisic, Jackson and Wallace each had 25 to lead the scoring in the scrimmage, which was UTSA's lone tune-up before tipping off 2020-21. The Blue team posted a 101-70 win over White, owning a 51-39 lead at halftime and overcoming an 8-0 White team run to open the second stanza. 
Sophomore center Jacob Germany added 24 points, with sophomore guard Erik Czumbel adding 15 points and junior guard Eric Parrish chipping in 13 points. Freshmen guards Jordan Ivy-Curry (11 points) and Jaja Sanni (eight), each showed scoring potential inside and behind the arc. 
The Roadrunners also saw junior forward Adrian Rodriguez reach 10 points. 
UTSA's roster is paced by the return to dynamic scoring threats in Jackson and Wallace, who led the nation's backcourts in scoring with 45.6 points per game combined. Jackson finished No. 2 in the nation in scoring, shattering UTSA and Conference USA scoring records with 26.8 points per game, while Wallace added 18.8 points per game, a year after sporting 20.2 points per outing. 
Barisic, a native of Osijek, Croatia, ranked third on the team in scoring during his debut season in 2019-20, averaging 6.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. Germany, who came to UTSA as the highest ranked recruit in program history, a four-star prospect out of Kingston, Okla., started 21 of 31 games as a freshman in 2019-20, averaging 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. 
Czumbel was also a key contributor as a freshman, stepping right into the starting lineup as a native of Verona, Italy, and averaging 4.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. 
The Roadrunners will open their 2020-21 season on Nov. 25 at Oklahoma at 7 p.m. in a game televised live on Fox Sports Southwest and broadcast live on Ticket 760 AM. 
The first four minutes saw Ivy-Curry and Sanni each shine, with Sanni drilling a pair of 3-pointers for a 11-8 lead for the White team. Blue took the lead behind Germany, Wallace and Jackson, with Parrish's Fastbreak bucket evening the game and 25. White took their first lead on a Wallace 3-pointer, part of a 10-0 run – including seven from Wallace – that included a Parrish corner 3-pointer.
After owning a 50-39 lead at halftime, Blue saw White score the first eight points of the second period, including a triple from Czumbel and four points from Germany, who moved to the White roster at the break. Lachlan Bofinger, a freshman from Sydney, Australia, sank a pair of free throws to give White a 10-2 run to open the frame, but Blue roared back to score 23 of the next 37 points to take a commanding lead. 
The game finished on a 15-0 Blue team run that saw Jackson and Wallace's side outscore White 51-31 in the final 20 minutes. 

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