SAN ANTONIO — On Tuesday, the UTSA women's basketball team will invite the 2023 American Athletic Conference regular-season Champions into the Convocation Center as they host South Florida at 6:30 p.m. The game will serve as the squad's annual Greek Night, with local fraternities and sororities invited to show their support.
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 (9-7, 3-2 The American) secured their third straight victory on Sunday, with a freshman Idara Udo putback with 1.8 seconds remaining in double-overtime allowing UTSA to top Charlotte, 81-80.
Udo dropped a career-high 26 points in the effort, shooting 69% from the field and collecting nine rebounds with three blocks to work her way onto the AAC Weekly Honor Roll. Newcomer Aysia Proctor was also excellent, logging a game-high 13 rebounds to go with 17 points, while senior Kyra White finished just shy of a triple-double. White scored nine points, hauled in 10 boards, and dished out nine assists in 44 minutes of action.
The 'Runners rank inside the top 25 nationally in a quartet of statistics, including rebounds per game, where a 45.9 average sits atop The American and ninth nationally. 16.7 offensive rebounds per game also rank ninth, and a plus-10.6 rebounds margin is 15th in the NCAA and first in the AAC. Additionally, 5.2 blocks per game pace The American and slot UTSA 20th overall.
Redshirt junior Elyssa Coleman continues to lead the league in blocks per game with 1.75, and White has claimed her way into second on the AAC assist leader board with 78 on the year. White sits second in minutes per game, playing 35.1, and sophomore Sidney Love has been The American's second-most efficient free throw shooter, converting at 82.5%.
The Bulls (11-7, 3-2 The American) enter tied with UTSA and for fifth in the league standings and are coming off a 67-64 defeat at the hands of Rice. They sit just behind the Roadrunners with 40.8 rebounds per game, slotting them second in the AAC, and a 59.9 scoring defense also ranks second.
Individually, Vittoria Blasigh serves as one of the top three-point shooters in the NCAA, sinking 53 on the season for the seventh-most nationally. She converts shots from beyond the arc at a 38.7% rate and leads the Bulls scoring 15.7 points per game. Romi Levy joins her in averaging double-figures with 10.9 points per game, and Aerial Wilson enters the contest tied with White for the second-most assists in the conference.
Evelien Lutje Schipholt and Carla Brito do the bulk of the work on the glass, with Lutje Schipholt securing 7.4 rebounds per game and Brito 6.7.