(April 25, 2013) -- Last week, the UTSA Legacy men's intramural basketball team won the NCCS National Basketball Championship in Raleigh, N.C., 49-40 against Columbus State University (Georgia). Hosted by North Carolina State University, the tournament featured 20 intramural teams from across the nation.
The trip to Raleigh marked the fifth time that a UTSA men's intramural team has traveled to the national tournament, but Legacy's victory in Raleigh marks the first time a UTSA team has won the national championship.
Legacy was coached by former UTSA student Bobby Patel. Team members include:
Led by Tournament MVP Quintin Smith and All-Tournament Team selection Sean Spain, Legacy cruised through pool-play defeating Mount Olive (North Carolina) and Bloomsburg University (Pennsylvania), to land the number one seed in the tournament.
Not every game was easy though, as Legacy battled back from being down 10 against Virginia State in the quarterfinals and then 15 in the semifinals against North Carolina A&T. The win over North Carolina A&T set up a championship showdown against Columbus State.
The first half was low scoring as both teams struggled to make shots and ended with the teams tied at 16. With only 20 minutes between them and a national championship, Legacy used a 12-0 run, sparked by Kane Bryant and Isaac Williams, to take the lead. Legacy never looked back and capped off the championship with a thunderous slam by Tyree Garcia for a 49-40 victory.
The Department of Campus Recreation, in support of its vision to be recognized leaders in student development and collegiate recreation, financially supports students each year to represent UTSA at extramural tournaments for flag football and basketball through the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).
For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 210-458-7566.
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA faculty and staff to "Tacos With Taylor." Take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President at any one of these casual meet and greets.
Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
Celebrate 40 years of BestFest, an annual event hosted by Roadrunner Productions as a part of UTSA Homecoming festivities. The event will feature a carnival, food and drink booths, a golf cart parade, firework and live music from Anthem.
Brackenridge Lot 1, Main Campus
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization. The conference fee is $45 and includes breakfast, lunch & parking. Free for students and non-academic government employees. Register here: https://www.regonline.com/UTSAdataconference2017.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.
Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
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