(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.
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.
Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
This is a terrific opportunity for incoming transfer students to network with staff that serve our veteran, non-traditional, and transferring students, as well as meet transfer peer mentors who can help answer questions about UTSA.
Main Building ground floor lobby, Main Campus
After a day full of moving and getting settled into their new UTSA home, students and their families can have some refreshments and snacks at the Welcome Back Reception. The event tops off with the premiere performance of the Spirit of San Antonio, UTSA's Marching Band.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!
John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
Come meet your UTSA Volleyball Team as they gear up for the 2017 season! The game begins at 5 p.m. then the team will hold an autograph and photo session after the game.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
This engaging discussion pulls back the covers on hooking up, clarifying when it’s actually sexual violence and how bystanders can protect potential victims from predators.
University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
Late Night at the Rec is an awesome UTSA tradition that transforms a standard information session into an exciting night of fun. At this annual event, you’ll be able to learn about our facilities, recreation programs, and wellness services offered at Main and Downtown Campuses.
Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
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