March 16, 2011
In accordance with the prophecy set out by their nickname, the Roadrunners play at a pretty quick pace, no mean feat when you consider that they use largely a 7 man rotation. That rotation is highlighted by 6'0 senior guard Devin Gibson
, a mini Jerome Dyson
, who slashes his way to team highs in points (17.0), assists (5.6) and steals (2.7), producing more than three times the next highest player in those latter two categories. He's also second on the team in rebounding, pulling in 5.4 of those a game, and is a catalyst for the Roadrunner's usual choice of man to man defense.
Texas-San Antonio were a pretty average team during the Southland Conference regular season, who made it here with an unexpected tournament run. However, impressive streak notwithstanding, they are completely and emphatically overmatched against Ohio State, if they even get that far. It was but two short weeks ago that this was a young, rebuilding, mediocre team in one of Division 1's weakest conferences. Don't forget that when you're predicting history's first 1-vs-16 upset.