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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Runnin' Utes (5-7) will host the Roadrunners from the UT-San Antonio (8-2) Tuesday night in hopes of snapping their three-game losing streak. The Roadrunners come into the game as winners of two of their last three.
Last Wednesday in Malibu, Calif. Utah lost their third straight game in a 76-64 loss to Pepperdine. In the loss junior guard Carlon Brown(Riverside, Calif.) scored a team high 21 points, 12 of the 21 coming from behind the three-points line. Sharp shooting freshman guard Marshall Henderson(Hurst, TX) chipped in 20 points for Utah despite hitting only three of the 11 shots he cranked up from behind the arch. Senior floor general Luka Drca(Belgrade, Serbia) led the Runnin' Utes with eight helpers while red-shirt freshman Jason Washburn(Battle Creek, Mich.) grabbed six rebounds to lead the team. 7'3" sophomore center David Foster(Lake Forest, Calif.) missed the game with an injured ankle. In Foster's absence Utah was out rebounded 45-27.
UT-San Antonio won both of their last two games against the same team, Texas-Pan American, the first game at home and the second on the road. In the second game the Roadrunners leading scorer junior guard Devin Gibson who averages 13.6 points a game scored 12 and nabbed four rebounds. Leading rebounder Terry Fields, a 6'7" Senior, hauls in 6.3 boards a game for UT-San Antonio and he stayed true to his average in their last outing pulling down a team leading six rebounds.
Coach Boylen, who is 14-6 all time against non-conference opponents at the Huntsman Center, will attempt to lead his team to victory against UT-San Antonio who will be the Runnin' Utes' last non-conference home game of the season. After the game Tuesday night Utah will have a short break before traveling down to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to face LSU of the Southeastern Conference Saturday night.
The Roadrunners will be rusty coming into the Huntsman Center having not played a game in 10 days due to a cancelled trip to Hamilton, N.Y. to play Colgate due to excess winter conditions December 20th.
This will be the first meeting ever between these two schools on the hardwood. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00pm at the Huntsman Center.
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