Bobbie Modica
Men's Basketball

UTSA wraps up schedule with record-breaking night

SAN ANTONIO – Lachlan Bofinger had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Jhivvan Jackson and Keaton Wallace each had 23 points, leading UTSA men's basketball to a 123-43 win over Southwestern Adventist, the largest margin of victory in program history, on Thursday night at the Convocation Center. 
UTSA (14-10) posted an 80-point win in its impromptu, regular-season finale. With the Roadrunners facing the possibility of just two games in a 24-day span heading into the postseason, UTSA was able to find a non-conference opponent to conclude its regular-season schedule. The Roadrunners will return to action on Wednesday in the second round of the 2021 Conference USA Championships, hosted at The Star in Frisco. 
Eleven Roadrunners scored in the game, led by the 23-point performances from Jackson and Wallace, who each played just 20 minutes. 
A native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Jackson was 9 of 11 from the field and 5 of 6 from 3-point range. He moved into 60th on the NCAA's all-time scoring list with 2,528 career points, ranking tops in school history and second in Conference USA annals. Jackson has made a C-USA record 364 3-pointers in his career and averages a league-best 20.7 points per game as a senior. 
Wallace, a native of Dallas, Texas, had 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting and 3 of 6 from distance. The 6-foot-4 guard added six rebounds and an assist. Wallace has now scored 2,030 points in his career, second-best in UTSA history and moving into sixth in C-USA annals, passing South Florida's Altron Jackson (1999-02). Wallace is averaging 16.1 points per game as a senior in 2020-21, with career highs in rebounds (5.5) and assists (3.4) per game. 
Bofinger, a native of Sydney, Australia, had career highs in points (14) and rebounds (14) in his first career double-double. He was 7 of 11 from the field with three assists, three steals and two blocks – all career highs –  in 19 minutes. 
Freshman Jordan Ivy-Curry had 11 points, a career-high six assists and four rebounds. Junior forward Adrian Rodriguez chipped in a career-high 12 points, adding seven rebounds. 
Jacob Germany, a 6-foot-11 sophomore center had, eight points in 16 minutes. 
UTSA also got a career-high six points from Phoenix Ford, with Artan Jabbar going for six points and three boards in 12 minutes, all career highs. Isaiah Addo-Ankrah had a career-best seven points. Freshman Jaja Sanni finished with six points, two assists and two steals, each career highs. 
Erik Czumbel added five points, five assists and two steals. 
UTSA shot 64.6 percent in the win, a season-high and shy of the program record of 68.5 percent in a win over UT Pan American in 1997-98. SWAU was held to 27.1 percent in the loss the worst shooting performance for a UTSA opponent since Jarvis Christian shot 23.8 percent in 2012-13. UTSA was 12 of 27 from 3-point range, including a 9 of 15 stretch in the first half. 
UTSA held a 54-18 margin in rebounds, a 56-12 margin in points in the paint, 18-0 in fast-break points and 29-6 in second-chance points. 
After UTSA went for a 54-point second half in a rout over 19-win UAB on Saturday, the Roadrunners have now scored 50+ in three consecutive periods. The 123 points for the Roadrunners marked its most since going for 125 in a win over Ottawa in 2017-18. 
UTSA opened with the first 10 points of the game, including two 3-pointers from Jackson and buckets from Ivy-Curry and Germany. SWAU scored the next five before UTSA ripped off a 16-0 run to take a 26-5 lead, featuring 3-pointers from Jackson and Czumbel, and two from Wallace, with Rodriguez finishing a pair in the post for a 26-5 lead. 
After a SWAU 3-pointer, Ford finished a pair at the foul line, Jackson took one to the rim and sank an opener 3-pointer, and Ford sank a midrange jumper for a 35-8 lead.  Jackson went coast-to-coast for a 37-8 lead and Germany's hook shot in the post extended the lead to 39-9. 
Wallace sank a pair at the line and Germany extended the run to 17-1 with a hook shot. Wallace then scored four straight buckets, a back-cut layup and three more inside the arc for a 51-15 lead. 
Bofinger's second-chance points and a transition layup stretched the lead to 55-15. Rodriguez added a bucket and Wallace sank a 3-pointer to take the lead to 60-15. 
Justin Lamb hit a 3-pointer for the Knights to cut the lead to 60-18 but Bofinger answered with an offensive rebound putback for a 62-18 lead. Jackson sank a 3-point and Ivy-Curry drilled a buzzer beater for a 67-23 lead at halftime. UTSA shot 66 percent in the first half, including a 9 of 15 mark from 3-point range, with Jackson and Wallace each owning 19 points. 
Ford sank a pair at the line to open the second stanza and Ivy-Curry finished a bucket in the paint. After a SWAU 3-pointer, Ivy-Curry completed and and-1 for a 72-28 lead. Jackson added a jumper from the midrange, Germany hit two at the line and Wallace flushed a dunk for an 80-30 lead. 
Cedrick Alley Jr. extended the lead to 82-30 and Wallace took the lead to 88-31. Jackson sank a jumper and Bofinger finished a monster dunk for a 92-31 lead, with the lead growing to 98-33 after Bofinger's sixth bucket, with UTSA getting to 100-33 after Bofinger's seventh. 
Jabbar gave UTSA a 105-36 lead with just under eight-minutes left with his first 3-pointer of his UTSA career. The lead grew to 73 after Sanni got on the board with six minutes left, with Sanni's floater taking the lead to 111-36. 
Back-to-back buckets from Addo-Ankrah took the lead to 120-41. 
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