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(March 11, 2011)--Roadrunners fans -- your UTSA men's basketball team will face regular season champion McNeese State at 3 p.m. in Saturday's Southland Conference Tournament Championship game at the Merrell Center in Katy. A victory would give Brooks Thompson's program its first invitation to the NCAA Tournament in seven years.

The athletics department is sponsoring buses that will take UTSA students, fans, donors and alumni to the title game. The cost is $50 per person for the general public and $25 per person for UTSA students; this includes the ride and a game ticket. The bus will depart at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 12 in front of the Convocation Center at the UTSA Main Campus and will stop before and after the game for lunch and dinner; meals will be the responsibility of each individual.

>> To reserve a seat on the bus, contact Shelly Horn at shelly.horn@utsa.edu or 210-458-6333 by 3 p.m., Friday, March 11. Cash and personal check payments will be accepted at the bus on Saturday morning.

Those planning to drive to the championship game on their own can purchase tickets at the UTSA window at the Merrell Center. Those unable to attend can watch the nationally televised contest on ESPN2.

UTSA defeated the Cowboys, 65-61, on Feb. 16 at the Convocation Center.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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