UTSA won both of its back-to-back Conference USA games against Southern Miss on Friday and Saturday at the Convocation Center.
After the UTSA men’s basketball team lost five of its first six conference games, Roadrunners coach Steve Henson made the change to a bigger lineup on Friday, inserting Adrian Rodriguez into the starting five.
The Roadrunners responded by beating Southern Miss 70-64. Jhivvan Jackson led UTSA with 25 points, Keaton Wallace had 18, Jacob Germany had 11 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks, Eric Parrish had 8 points and Jordan Ivy-Curry had 8.
UTSA finished the sweep with a 78-72 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday. Jackson led UTSA with 24 points. Ivy-Curry had 14 points off the bench. Germany had 13 points, eight rebounds and two blocks and Wallace had 12 points.
Jhivvan Jackson is UTSA’s career scoring leader and also holds Roadrunners career records for scoring average, field goals and 3-pointers made.
The 6-foot senior guard from Puerto Rico leads UTSA in scoring this season with 16.3 points per game.
Barring something unexpected, Jackson has nine home games remaining in his UTSA career. UTSA plays North Texas in a Conference USA back-to-back at home at the Convocation Center tonight and tomorrow – Friday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m.