Men's Basketball

UTSA hosts East Carolina on ESPNU for 210 Day at the Convo

SAN ANTONIO – It’s officially Let’s Go 210 Day at the Convocation Center as UTSA men’s basketball (8-15, 2-8 AAC) is back at home for a nationally televised league contest against East Carolina (11-12, 4-6 AAC) on Saturday, Feb. 10. The Roadrunners are looking to halt a three-game slide, while the Pirates have dropped the last two and are 2-4 away from home. Saturday’s gameday will feature an exciting variety of pregame and in-game festivities to celebrate the first renewal of the city’s proclaimed UTSA Day, ahead of the 3 p.m. tipoff with the broadcast on ESPNU. Additionally, the radio broadcast will air live on Sports Radio AM 760 The Ticket.

It's a Celebration!
To kick off the Let’s Go 210 Day festivities, UTSA Athletics has planned a pregame tailgate and celebration for the second year of the official recognition of Feb. 10, capped by an official proclamation by the State of Texas. As part of the event, we are thrilled to announce that the sensational Spirit of San Antonio (SOSA) band will be performing a set in front of the Convocation Center at precisely 2:10 p.m. The timing of the performance adds an extra touch of excitement, perfectly aligning with the significance of the date.

The pregame celebration will begin outside the Convocation Center at 11:00 a.m. with a tailgate and plenty of on-site activities. Let's come together, embrace the Let's Go 210 spirit and then cheer on the team against East Carolina.

Attendees can look forward to a host of activities, including:

  • Live performance from SOSA at 2:10 p.m.
  • Director of Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos to speak before the countdown to 2:10 p.m.
  • Exclusive Let's Go 210 giveaways
  • Interactive games and activities for students and fans
  • Music
  • Women’s basketball on-court recognition
  • Baseball on-court recognition and autographs at halftime
  • State Senator Jose Mendez to Speak on the 210 Proclamation at halftime

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On the Air and on the Web
Saturday’s 3 p.m. meeting between the Roadrunners and Pirates will air live nationally on ESPNU and will be available on ESPN+ for subscribers, with David Saltzman and Mark Adams on the broadcast call.

On the radio with Andy Everett (play-by-play) and Tim Carter (analyst), the broadcast will appear on Sports Radio AM 760 The Ticket and, as always, will feature a 30-minute pregame and 15-minute postgame show – available online at or via the free iHeartRadio app.

UTSA Athletics will also provide LIVE STATS.

Last Time Out
The Roadrunners couldn’t get their offensive footing and a 24-point first half led to a 20-point halftime deficit and 84-64 loss on the road at Wichita State.
In the first half, Wichita State gained control of the lane and the boards, holding a 28-16 rebound advantage while putting up 28 points in the paint.
The Shockers outshot UTSA 43 percent to 32 percent in the first half.
The Roadrunners recovered in the second half, balancing out the boards, the paint and overall shooting, but couldn’t make up any ground – both teams scored 40 points in the second half, en route to the 84-64 final.
 Scoring 11 of his team-high 13 points in the second half, Dre Fuller Jr. sparked the UTSA offense early and often coming out of the break. Fuller finished with 6-for-11 overall shooting against the Shockers.
 In his second game back since an injury on Jan. 2 vs. UAB, point guard Adante' Holiman scored 12 points while grabbing four rebounds with a team-high three assists – logging back-to-back double-figure games since returning to the lineup.
 Trey Edmonds scored 10 against Wichita State while capturing a team-leading six rebounds.
 It’s now the 14th consecutive week of Christian Tucker leading the American Athletic Conference all-around in assists, pacing the league with an NCAA 31st-most 127 dimes on an NCAA 32nd-best 5.5 apg average. Tucker needs just two assists to tie Lloyd Williams (1996-97) for the No. 10 spot in the UTSA single season assists list.
 Jordan Ivy-Curry leads the team with 17.8 ppg, including an AAC third-highest 19.6 ppg in conference games. He ranks second in assists for the Roadrunners behind Tucker with 3.46 apg and is among the UTSA rebound leaders at 5.5 rpg.
 The Roadrunners record can be quite deceptive, as UTSA has been in close contention during numerous losses, with six setbacks coming by single digits – including four outings decided by six points or less. In both games against ranked opponents, UTSA pushed the game to overtime with scoring over 100 points before falling in the extra period.

Series with East Carolina
Saturday will mark the third meeting between these teams, with East Carolina holding a 2-0 advantage. It’s the first meeting since 2014, when both teams briefly overlapped in Conference USA – with the Pirates on their way out while UTSA was joining the league. In the series, East Carolina has never played in San Antonio.

Scouting East Carolina
Entering the second season since Michael Schwartz came over from the Tennessee staff, East Carolina comes to the Convocation Center at 11-12 and 4-6 in conference play – sorting them into a tie with Tulane for eighth in the AAC.
The Pirates are 2-4 away from home and have dropped the last two AAC outings, coming to San Antonio as one of the more defensive-minded teams on the schedule.
Junior guard RJ Felton takes the scoring lead for the Pirates at 16.2 ppg, but also is a proven threat on the glass at 6.3 rpg and tops ECU in steals with 47 (2.04 spg) on the year. Felton is the biggest threat from the perimeter with a team-high 42 threes on 32.8 percent shooting.
Sophomore forward Ezra Ausar also finds the bottom of the bucket with 13.0 ppg on 53 percent shooting.
Rounding out double-digit scorers for East Carolina, junior forward Brandon Johnson averages 12.7 ppg and will let it fly from deep with 39 triples on the year. He’s active on the glass with a team-high 8.4 rpg average, while also accounting for 32 steals.
 As a team, East Carolina shoots 41.4 percent from the field while scoring an AAC 13th-ranked 68.8 ppg, but they have the fourth-best AAC scoring defense, allowing opponents just 68.1 ppg despite 43.3 percent opponent shooting. This season, the Pirates have held opponents to just 30 percent beyond the arc. Averaging 8.0 steals per outing, ECU picks up an average of 14.3 ppg off turnovers.

Up Next
The Roadrunners are set for their first double-road trip since starting AAC play. UTSA will travel to Charlotte for a rematch with the hot-hand 49ers on Feb. 15, before heading on to a program-first meeting with Temple in Philadelphia on Feb. 18.


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