Poor shooting hurts UTSA in loss at Arkansas
A poor shooting night for UTSA resulted in a 79-67 loss to Arkansas on Saturday at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Ark.
The Roadrunners shot 34.4 percent from the field, 27.6 percent from 3-point range and 70.8 percent at the free-throw line.
UTSA drops to 3-7 on the year, while Arkansas improves to 7-2.
UTSA went 8 minutes and 2 seconds without a field goal at one point during the first half and a 6:15 stretch without a field goal during the second half.
Jhivvan Jackson led UTSA with 20 points on 6-of-19 shooting, 3 of 11 from beyond the arc and 5 of 10 at the free-throw line. Keaton Wallace scored 18 points of 6-of-18 shooting, including 4 of 12 from 3-point range. Byron Frohnen pulled in 12 rebounds.
Isaiah Joe led Arkansas with 21 points, while Daniel Gafford chipped in 13 with 14 rebounds.
UTSA led by as many as five points in the first half, as Arkansas hit just four of its first 18 shots. The Razorbacks used a 17-4 run late in the half to build a 10-point lead, taking a 35-28 advantage into the break.
Jackson and Nick Allen hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the second half to pull UTSA within three points. The Roadrunners ripped off seven straight points midway through the period for a 52-48 lead, but Arkansas answered with five straight points to pull back in front. The Razorbacks led the rest of the way, but not by more than five points until about a minute remained.
UTSA returns to action at 7 p.m. Monday, hosting NAIA Bethany College in the Convocation Center.