SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA women's basketball team will host the top team in the American Athletic Conference on Sunday, as they face Charlotte at 2 p.m. inside the Convocation Center. The 'Runners are hosting a Blue Out, with spectators donning Roadrunner Blue eligible to enter a free raffle to win a UTSA prize pack, team gear, Sea World tickets, and more.
The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+, with Karl Schoening providing play-by-play alongside Carlie Heineman. 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 (8-7, 2-2 The American) are fresh off back-to-back victories, first topping Wichita State for their inaugural AAC win before besting Florida Atlantic on the road.
Redshirt junior Elyssa Coleman was phenomenal across both contests, logging 32 points and 19 rebounds to beat the Shockers, ahead of a 16-point, 10-rebound performance against the Owls. Coleman was named to the NCAA Starting Five for her efforts, becoming the first squad member to accomplish the feat since senior Jordyn Jenkins did so in the 2022-23 campaign.
Against FAU, freshman Aysia Proctor was the team's top scorer, dropping 17 points, while senior Kyra White logged 12 to go with five assists and four steals.
Across the season, Coleman has served as the AAC's top blocker, swatting 27 shots and averaging 1.80 blocks per game. Joining her as a league leader, sophomore Sidney Love converts 83.0% of her free throws, while White ranks third in both minutes per game (34.5) and assists per game (4.6).
As a team, nobody hauls in more rebounds per game than the Roadrunners, who collect 45.67 for the 12-most nationally. Their 16.8 offensive boards per game are the ninth-most across the NCAA, and a plus-10.8 rebounds margin sits 15th and atop The American. UTSA also ranks 20th across the nation in blocks per game, with a 5.2 mark slotting them second in the conference.
The 49ers (11-5, 4-0 The American) remain unbeaten in league play, with wins over North Texas, South Florida, UAB, and Rice propelling them atop the standings.
Stellar play by Dazia Lawrence has played a significant role in their success, with Lawrence currently leading the 49ers in points, steals, and field goal percentage. Her 18.6 points per game sit second in the AAC, converting shots at a 45.7% clip. Lawrence excels at getting to the charity stripe, with 99 attempts leading the league and sitting seventh in the NCAA. Her 82.8% conversion rate ranks just behind Love for the second-most in The American, and Lawrence's 31 steals place her fourth.
Tracey Hueston joins Lawrence in averaging double-digit points with 12.2 per game and leads the team in blocks with 14. Jacee Busick hauls in 5.1 rebounds per game to top the squad, while Olivia Porter's 50 assists are the most of any 49er.