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Women's Basketball

'Runners to battle Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Florida

UTSA and Florida Atlantic will meet on Wednesday inside FAU Arena

SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA women's basketball team will be in Boca Raton, Florida on Wednesday, with a 6 p.m. C.T. American Athletic Conference matchup scheduled against Florida Atlantic inside FAU Arena. 

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+, with Frank Forte providing play-by-play alongside Natalie Kalibat and Smacker Miles. Neal Raphael will deliver the radio call in the greater San Antonio area on The Bull 93.3 FM and worldwide on the iHeartRadio app

The Roadrunners (7-7, 1-2 AAC) are coming hot off their first American Athletic Conference victory, using an incredible performance by redshirt junior Elyssa Coleman to take down Wichita State, 74-60. Coleman scored 32 points at a 70% clip in the win to go with 19 rebounds. She became the first member of the squad to record that many boards since 2016, tying her for the fifth-best single-game performance in school history. Her 32 points are also tied for the 10th-best single-game performance in the program's history. 

Also aiding in the victory, sophomore Sidney Love charted 16 points to go with six assists, while senior Kyra White scored 12, hauled in nine rebounds, and dished out eight dimes.

Coleman, Love, and White all serve as league leaders, with Coleman swatting 25 shots for the most in the AAC. Love maintains the best free throw percentage in the conference, converting at an 83.7% clip, and White plays the most minutes per game, averaging 34.7 mpg. 

All three maintain double-digit scoring averages as Coleman paces the team with 11.9 ppg, while Love records 11.3 ppg and White 10.7 ppg. Coleman also serves as the team's leading rebounder with 7.9 rpg, helping UTSA average 46.0 rpg as a team, the 11th-highest figure across the NCAA. The Roadrunners also lead the league and rank 15th nationally in rebound margin, collecting 11.2 more boards than the opposition, and their 5.1 blocks per game statistic sits 21st nationally. 

The Owls (5-9, 0-3 AAC) are looking to snap a four-game losing streak and find their first conference win after suffering losses to UAB, SMU, and North Texas to open league play. 

FAU, however, boasts two of The American's top-ranked players, with Janeta Rozentale dominating on the glass, with 9.4 rpg rankings second in the AAC and Mya Perry's three-point percentage of 42.7% sitting second as well. 

Aniya Hubbard leads the team with 18.2 ppg, while Jada Moore logs 11.9 ppg, and Perry 11.8 ppg. Devyn Scott and Rose Caverly have racked up the assists for the Owls, as Scott dished out 28 and Caverly 27. Additionally, Moore tops the team in steals, swiping 15, and Dyllan Hanna's 15 blocks represent the most on the squad. 

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