UTSA Falls to UTPA, 63-62

Larry Lewis and Ryan Bowie missed potential go ahead three point attempts with under 5 seconds left as UT-Pan American squeaked out a win Monday night at the Convocation Center.

UT Pan Am built a seven point with just over three minutes to play in the game. That's when UTSA started a late rally to get back into the game.

Missed UTPA free throws down the stretch left the door open as Ryan Bowie hit some clutch shots to make things close at the end.

With UTPA up 63-62, the Broncs missed the first end of a one and one. Bowie raced down the floor with :03 seconds left but missed an off-balanced three pointer as time expired.

On the previous possession, the Broncs missed the front of a one and one. UTSA moved the ball around in halfcourt offense. The ball made its way Larry Lewis in the corner for a wide open look, but his shot was just long.

Just moments before, Keon Lewis stole an inbounds pass that made its way to Austin Karrer. But Karrer tipped the ball into the backcourt for a turnover.

"We came back and made that run," UTSA Head Coach Brooks Thompson said. "I felt like we had some opportunities, we just couldn't capitalize on them."

On the game, UTSA shot just 23 for 75 from the field, only 31.%

"W got a lot of great looks," said Thompson. "We had a ton of open looks. The ball just didn't seem to go in."

Another issue that plagued UTSA on this night was missed free throws. The 'Runners were just 53% on 10 for 19 shooting from the charity stripe.

"You're not going to when many games like that," Thompson said of the missed free throws.

The 'Runners had three players in double figures: Ryan Bowie led all scorers with 18 points, Jeromie Hill added 16 points, and Keon Lewis pitched in 10 points.

UTSA next faces Texas State on Saturday afternoon. Tip off at the Convocation Center is at 2pm.


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