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.
UTSA guard Jhivvan Jackson scored 22 points in his first home game of the season. The Roadrunners lost to Texas State 69-68 on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at the UTSA Convocation Center. Jackson sat out the first two home games while rehabbing a knee injury suffered last season.
The USA men’s basketball team plays at home on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at 3 p.m. against Texas State.
Saturday’s game will mark the first time this season that the Roadrunners’ Jhivvan Jackson will play on his home court. The sophomore guard did not play in UTSA’s first two home games of the season while he was rehabbing from an injury suffered last season.
Here is a look at how Jackson has performed in recent road games from theJBreplay.com