NCAA Women's Basketball

UTSA hands No. 21 Middle Tennessee women 2nd straight loss

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Jordyn Jenkins scored 20 points and had 16 rebounds and Elyssa Coleman scored 18 points and UTSA upended No. 21 Middle Tennessee 58-53 on Saturday.

Kyra White grabbed 13 rebounds and distributed eight assists for UTSA (6-16, 4-9 Conference USA). The Roadrunners have won two of three. The Lady Raiders beat UTSA 80-41 at home on Jan. 5.

Courtney Whitson scored 13 points for MTSU and Savannah Wheeler 11.

MTSU (18-4, 11-2) dropped its second straight following a 16-game winning streak. UTEP beat Middle Tennessee 65-62 on Thursday night.

Coleman's basket with 3:54 remaining gave UTSA a 51-50 lead and the Roadrunners led the rest of the way, making five of their last shots compared to 1 for 10 for Middle Tennessee.

Middle Tennessee appeared on the verge of breaking it open, turning a 22-21 halftime lead into a 36-25 advantage with 4:54 left before the end of the third quarter. UTSA countered, however, and proceeded to outscore the Lady Raiders 16-8 to close the quarter to get within 41-39.

Middle Tennessee hosts Western Kentucky on Thursday. UTSA travels to UTEP on Jan. 11.


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Updated February 4, 2023

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