Sunday, March 1, 2009

UT-San Antonio 79 Lamar 72

Texas D-1 Ambassador Leslie Jackson was Mr. Instant Energy for UTSA last night.
Saturday evening was Homecoming at UT-San Antonio. Coach Brooks Thompson's Roadrunners did not disappoint the raucous crowd of 3128 faithful. With a berth in the Southland Conference at stake, UTSA wrapped it up with a come from behind win 79-72. Down by as many as 9 late in the 3rd they clawed their way back. This team has much more grit than last year's edition.

They were led by last year's Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year Devin Gibson. The Houston native has been slowed by injuries at different times during the season but he looked good last night, taking the Lamar guards off the dribble at will on his way to a team high 17 points.

Former Texas D-1 Ambassador Leslie Jackson also had a nice game as he brought instant energy off the bench. He had 7 points and 6 rebounds in his 15 minutes of play. Jackson originally signed with Louisiana Tech, but was so disappointed when the coaching staff was fired that he transferred to Blinn JC. This, his Junior Campaign is his first with the Roadrunners. Leslie, who played his high school ball for Coach John Reese at Bryan HS is one of the favorite all time kids I've coached as he always had intensity, gave 100% and showed the utmost respect to me as a coach.