Louistech 35 38 73
Txsananto 36 35 71
Date of game: 1/12/2013

Recap: TX-San Antonio vs. Louisiana Tech

San Antonio, TX (Sports Network) - Kenyon McNeail poured in 34 points off the bench to lead the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to a 73-71 triumph over the Texas- San Antonio Roadrunners in a Western Athletic Conference bout at the Convocation Center.

McNeail hit 9-of-15 shots from 3-point range and scored 20 of his game-high point total in the second half including the game-winning 3-pointer with 19 seconds remaining. Louisiana Tech (14-3, 5-0 WAC) also got 10 points from Chris Anderson. The Bulldogs have won six of their last seven.

Kannon Burrage scored 29 points, Jordan Sims added 16 and Hyjii Thomas chipped in 14 for UTSA (4-12, 0-6) which has lost six straight.

The Roadrunners managed to earn a 36-35 lead at halftime by shooting 46.2 percent form the field while holding Louisiana Tech to 39.4 percent.

Jordan Sims' 3-pointer with a little more than a minute remaining had UTSA ahead 71-68. McNeail hit a pair of free throws on the next possession and then hit the game-winner off a Burrage turnover. The Roadrunners had a chance to tie or win the game in the final seconds but Thomas' 3-point attempt at the buzzer was off the mark.

UTSA lost despite doubling up Louisiana Tech on points from the free throw line (20-10).

Game Notes

Mountain West teams have edge in early bowl matchups

The Mountain West Conference has struggled in bowl games the last two years with a 6-7 record both straight up and against the spread. However, five of those 13 games were against Pac-12 teams.

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