UTSA Roadrunners @ Wichita State Shockers
Current Records: UTSA 8-14, Wichita State 9-13
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After two games on the road, Wichita State is heading back home. They and the UTSA Roadrunners will face off in an American Athletic battle at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.
On Saturday, the Shockers lost 65-63 to the Tigers on a last-minute jump shot From David Jones. Wichita State has struggled against the Tigers recently, as their match on Saturday was their eighth consecutive lost matchup.
The loss doesn’t tell the whole story though, as several players had good games. One of the most active was Colby Rogers, who scored 19 points. He is trending in the right direction, as he’s improved his point production for three games straight. The team also got some help courtesy of Ronnie DeGray III, who scored 12 points along with seven rebounds and two steals.
Meanwhile, the point spread may have favored UTSA on Saturday, but the final result did not. They took a 80-76 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Owls. While the oddsmakers failed to call the winner, they nailed the 156.5 point over/under.
Like UTSA, they lost despite seeing results from several players. Christian Tucker led the charge by scoring 14 points along with eight assists and four steals. Tucker didn’t help UTSA’s cause all that much against the Green Wave last Wednesday but the same can’t be said for this matchup. Jordan Ivy-Curry was another key contributor, scoring 19 points.
The Shockers dropped their record down to 9-13 with that loss, which was their seventh straight on the road dating back to last season. As for the Roadrunners, they have traveled a rocky road recently having lost six of their last seven matches, which put a noticeable dent in their 8-14 record this season.
This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Wichita State have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 39.9 rebounds per game. However, it’s not like UTSA struggles in that department as they’ve been averaging 40.1 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it’ll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.