UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball

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UTSA Roadrunners
2016–17 UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball team
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University University of Texas at San Antonio
First season 1981
All-time record 434–389 (.527)
Head coach Steve Henson (2nd season)
Conference C-USA
Location San Antonio, Texas
Arena Convocation Center
(Capacity: 4,080)
Nickname Roadrunners
Colors Navy Blue, White, and Orange[1]
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours

NCAA Tournament appearances
1988, 1999, 2004, 2011
Conference tournament champions
1988, 1999, 2004, 2011
Conference regular season champions
1991, 1992, 2004

The UTSA Roadrunners men's basketball team represents the University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, US. Originally competing as an NCAA independent in 1981–82, the Roadrunners joined the Atlantic Sun Conference in 1986–87, and eventually joined the Southland Conference in 1991–92.[2][3] The team is currently a member of Conference USA, and plays its game at the on-campus Convocation Center, and was coached by former NBA player Brooks Thompson.

UTSA has won four conference tournaments and three conference regular season championships.[4] The team has made a total of four NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship appearances in its history. In the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, the Roadrunners defeated SWAC Champion Alabama State, 70–61 in the opening round before falling in the second round to Ohio State. The victory over Alabama State marked the first time in school history that a Roadrunner team won an NCAA tournament game in any sport. As a relatively young Division I program, the team has made no other appearances in post-season tournaments.

UTSA joined the Western Athletic Conference on July 1, 2012.[5] In April 2012, it was announced that UTSA would join Conference USA prior to the 2013–2014 school year.[6] They joined the new conference July 1, 2013.

NCAA Tournament results[edit]

The Roadrunners have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 1–4.

Year Round Opponent Result
1988 First Round Illinois L 72–81
1999 First Round Connecticut L 66–91
2004 First Round Stanford L 45–71
2011 First Four
Second Round
Alabama State
Ohio State
W 70–61
L 46–75


  1. ^ UTSA Graphic Identity Guide. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ Heiberger, Scott (1985-12-02). "Texas-San Antonio is looking to future". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  3. ^ "UTSA to join Southland Conf.". The Victoria Advocate. 1990-06-05. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  4. ^ "2009 UTSA Men's Basketball Media Guide". UTSA Roadrunners. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  5. ^ "WAC to Add Denver, UTSA and Texas State". Western Athletic Conference. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  6. ^ McMurphy, Brett (28 April 2012). "C-USA Adding UTSA in 2013; North Texas, FIU, Louisiana Tech Also Likely". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-30. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 

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