UTRGV, Texas Southern meet in CIT second round
Texas Southern (22-13) vs. Texas Rio Grande Valley (20-16)
CIT Second Round, UTRGV Fieldhouse, Edinburg, Texas; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Texas Southern and Texas Rio Grande...
Texas Rio Grande Valley beats Grambling St. 74-73 in CIT
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Tyson Smith had 19 points to lead five Texas Rio Grande Valley players in double figures as the Vaqueros narrowly defeated Grambling State 74-73 in the CIT first round on...
New Mexico St. beats Texas Rio Grande Valley 79-72
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terrell Brown registered 19 points as New Mexico State beat Texas Rio Grande Valley 79-72 in the Western Athletic Conference Tourney semifinals on Friday night.
UTRGV meets NMSU in WAC semis
Texas Rio Grande Valley (19-15, 10-7) vs. New Mexico State (28-4, 16-1)
Western Athletic Conference Tourney Semifinals, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
UT Rio Grande beats CS Bakersfield 85-70 in WAC tourney
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Smith had 19 points to lead five Texas Rio Grande Valley players in double figures as the Vaqueros beat Cal State Bakersfield 85-70 in the quarterfinals of the Western...
CSUB faces UTRGV in WAC quarters
No. 5 seed Cal State Bakersfield (16-14, 7-9) vs. No. 4 seed Texas Rio Grande Valley (18-15, 9-7)
Western Athletic Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Thursday, 4:30...
California Baptist seeks revenge on UTRGV
California Baptist (15-13, 6-8) vs. Texas Rio Grande Valley (18-14, 9-6)
UTRGV Fieldhouse, Edinburg, Texas; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Texas Rio Grande Valley goes for the...
UMKC seeks revenge on UTRGV
Texas Rio Grande Valley (17-14, 8-6) vs. UMKC (10-19, 5-9)
Swinney Recreation Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UMKC seeks revenge on Texas Rio Grande...
CHICAGO (AP) — Javon Levi had 11 points and 10 assists to lead Texas Rio Grande Valley to an 82-77 win over Chicago State on Thursday night.
Lesley Varner II had 14 points and seven rebounds...
UTRGV looks to extend streak vs Chicago State
Texas Rio Grande Valley (16-14, 7-6) vs. Chicago State (3-25, 0-13)
Jones Convocation Center, Chicago; Thursday, 8:05 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UTRGV looks for its eighth straight win in...
New Mexico St. beats Texas Rio Grande Valley 88-79
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Ivan Aurrecoechea had 20 points as New Mexico State won its 13th consecutive game, beating Texas Rio Grande Valley 88-79 on Saturday.
NMSU looks to extend streak vs UTRGV
Texas Rio Grande Valley (16-13, 7-5) vs. New Mexico State (23-4, 11-1)
Pan American Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
Texas Rio Grande Valley beats Wayland Baptist 85-66
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Terry Winn III had 14 points as Texas Rio Grande Valley beat Wayland Baptist 85-66 on Tuesday night.
Tyson Smith had 13 points and five steals for Texas Rio Grande...
Texas Rio Grande Valley tops CS Bakersfield 79-74 in OT
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Jackson had 15 points as Texas Rio Grande Valley rallied from a 17-point, second-half deficit to beat Cal State Bakersfield 79-74 in overtime on Saturday night.
Tyson Smith had 12 points for Texas Rio Grande Valley (14-12, 6-4 Western Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Javon Levi added 12 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals. Greg Bowie II had 11 points for the road team.
UT Rio Grande Valley fends off Grand Canyon behind Smith
PHOENIX (AP) — Tyson Smith scored 21 points, Terry Winn III added 15 and UT Rio Grande Valley held on to beat Grand Canyon 72-69 on Thursday night.
The Antelopes entered the night a share of first place with New Mexico State.
UT Rio Grande Valley uses 2 second-half runs to beat UMKC
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Jordan Jackson scored 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting, Greg Bowie II added 15 points with five 3-pointers, and UT Rio Grande Valley beat UMKC 75-63 on Saturday night.
The Vaqueros (12-12, 4-4 Western Athletic Conference) had two 13-2 scoring runs in the second half — the first turned a four-point deficit into a 49-42 lead and the second turned a four-point lead into a 64-49 advantage with 8:12 left. From there, the Kangaroos (8-15, 3-5) got no closer than the final score.
Chuha gives New Mexico St. edge over UT Rio Grande Valley
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Eli Chuha scored 10 points including a layup with eight seconds to go that gave New Mexico State a 63-61 edge over UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday night.
Varner, Levi help UT Rio Grande Valley hold off Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Lesley Varner Jr. had 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Javon Levi scored all his eight points down the stretch to help UT Rio Grande Valley beat Seattle 67-62 on Saturday night.
Terry Winn added nine points and seven rebounds for UTRGV (10-11, 2-3 Western Athletic Conference).
UT Rio Grande Valley rallies to beat Cal Baptist 81-74
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Tyson Smith had 21 points, Terry Winn III scored 20 points and UT Rio Grande Valley rallied to beat Cal Baptist 81-74 on Saturday night to win its Western Athletic Conference opener.
UT Rio Grande Valley (9-8, 1-0) outscored the Lancers 21-7 in the final five minutes. Smith scored seven points and Jordan Jackson had six of his eight points during the stretch. Smith's 3-pointer gave the Vaqueros a 72-70 lead with 1:52 remaining.
UC Irvine jumps out early, beats UT Rio Grande Valley 85-74
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Max Hazzard scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half as UC Irvine jumped out early and cruised to an 85-74 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley on Thursday night.
The Anteaters opened on a 14-1 run, built a 36-19 halftime lead and led by 20 points with about five minutes left. Hazzard hit four 3-pointers in the first half and finished 6 of 7 from distance.
Winn, Levi help UT Rio Grande Valley beat McNeese 68-64
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Terry Winn III made two free throws and Javon Levi hit a jumper in the final seconds to give UT Rio Grande Valley enough cushion to hold off McNeese 68-64 on Saturday night.
Tyson Smith split a pair of free throws to give UT Rio Grande Valley a 63-62 lead with 1:51 left. McNeese could not answer and Winn made the free throws to push the lead to 65-62 with 1:08 remaining before Levi hit his late jumper.
Gardner’s late scoring binge sends E. Carolina past UGRTV
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jayden Gardner scored 15 points with six rebounds and East Carolina held off a late push to beat UT-Rio Grande Valley 69-64 on Monday night.
Gardner's layup with 5:13 remaining gave the Pirates (3-2) a 57-46 advantage. With 37 seconds left, Solomon Hainna made a layup and brought UTRGV to within 63-59, but Gardner responded with 3-point play and Isaac Fleming made 3 of 4 foul shots in the final 20 seconds to seal it. Gardner scored 11 points in the last 6½ minutes.
Varner’s 21 points help UTRGV beat TAMU-CC 76-69
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Lesley Varner II scored nine of his 21 points in the final 2:09 to help UT-Rio Grande Valley beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 76-69 on Monday night.
Terry Winn III added 18 points and nine rebounds, Tyson Smith scored 12 and Javon Levi had a career-high 10 assists for UTRGV (2-1).
James’ career-high 29 leads Oklahoma past Texas RGV 91-76
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Christian James scored a career-high 29 points to help Oklahoma defeat Texas Rio Grande Valley 91-76 on Friday night.
"I just think it was the shootaround this morning," James said. "Got some good food in me, got a good lunch. Just preparation for the game. Just trying to focus and lock in on every play."
Aaron Calixte scored 15 points and Brady Manek had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Sooners in their season opener.
Michigan State's Tyson Smith was nominated this week for the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award.
After offseason stroke, Smith scores TD in Michigan St. win
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tyson Smith was experiencing headaches toward the end of November and found out he'd had a stroke.
Needless to say, his football future was in serious jeopardy.
"Around April, May, I got my memory back," Smith said. "Around June — before I got cleared — I got my confidence back."
Loyola (Chicago) downs Bradley 70-50 behind Ingram
CHICAGO (AP) — Donte Ingram scored 24 points with six 3-pointers and Loyola (Chicago) used a big second-half run to beat Bradley 70-50 on Wednesday night.
Milton Doyle added 14 points with two 3s for the Ramblers (15-7, 5-4 Missouri Valley), who shot 11 of 21 from behind the arc (52.4 percent) and 27 of 53 from the floor (50.9 percent).
Ingram scored 16 points with four 3-pointers in the first half and Loyola led 34-30 at halftime after five lead changes and four ties.