Tournament Guide: Texas-San Antonio résumé

Originally Published: March 14, 2004
By By Tom Durso | Bracketologist

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Texas-San Antonio's complete Bracketology chart
Take a look inside the data used by the tournament selection committee in seeding the bracket.

Team Data
Points Per Game
Points Allowed
Scoring Margin
73.6 ppg
71.8 ppg
+ 1.8
FG pct.
FG allowed
3-PT pct.
3-PT allowed
3PT ratio (of FG) FT pct.
FT totals
.435
.423
.367
.342
.291
.699
527/440
Reb. Margin
TO Margin
Asst:TO ratio
Asst:FG ratio
+0.9 rpg
+0.7 tpg
.769
.525


Individual Numbers
Starters
Pos. Player Min. Basics Good Bad Notes
1

2

3

4

5
Kurt Attaway
(6-2, 175, FR)
Justin Harbert
((6-1, 195, JR)
David President
(6-1, 200, JR)
LeRoy Hurd
(6-7, 215, SR)
John Millsap
(6-6, 205, JR)
30.6

24.0

26.1

34.2

22.6
7.6 ppg, 3.3 apg

10.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg

5.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg

19.4 ppg, 8.2 rpg

8.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg
.692 FT

.900 FT

.744 FT

.479 FG

.480 FG
.314 3PT

.412 FG

.214 3PT

3.4 tpg

0.4 Asst/TO
SLC Freshman of the Year makes some rookie mistakes.
Confident, focused shooter from all over the court.
Athletic player can clean up mistakes inside.
Southland's Player of the Year in every way.
Tenacious, hard-working inside player.
Rotation
Pos. Player Min. Basics Good Bad Notes
G

C
Raphael Posey
(6-2, 195, JR)
Anthony Fuqua
(6-11, 220, JR)
28.0

22.9
11.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg

6.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg
.419 3PT

1.3 bpg
.439 FG

.569 FT
Strong, smart, gutsy sub.
Screens, rebounds and blocks shots.


Season notes
High Point Led by Hurd's 23 points and nine rebounds, the Roadrunners were just good enough to topple Stephen F. Austin in the Southland final to win their third trip to the NCAAs.
Low Point With injuries and academic issues limiting the team to just eight players, UTSA lost by a point to Texas State on Jan. 21 to drop its D-I record to 3-10.
Most Revealing Moment On the road in the Southland semifinals, Texas-San Antonio scored the game's last six points to upset Southeastern Louisiana.
Did You Know? UTSA is the host school for the Final Four at the Alamodome.


Scouting report
Offensive Preference The Roadrunners prefer to keep the ball on the perimeter; even dribble penetration is done mostly to loosen up the defense for the outside shooters.
Defensive Philosophy UTSA's man-to-man defense contests every shot and attempts to deny the pass down low.
Secret Strength Hurd can score from anywhere on the floor, an asset that compounds the danger in facing him.
Achilles Heel Texas-San Antonio doesn't take good care of the ball, turning it over more than 17 times per game.
Will Lose When ... UTSA has trouble with teams that can play inside, whether pounding the ball down low or slashing to the hoop.
Famous Last Words The Roadrunners enter the tourney hot, but their weaknesses are significant ones, especially against the level of competition they're about to meet.


Tournament History (1985-2003) Overall NCAA History
NCAA appearances: 2 (of 19)
Seed average: 15.0
Highest seed No. 14 (1988)
Lowest seed: No. 16 (1999)
Biggest upset: none
Most upsetting: none
Bracketology score: 1.00
NCAA appearances: 2
All-time record: 0-2 (.000)
Best finish:1998 and 2002, first round
Coach's NCAA record:Tim Carter (0-1, .000)


Quad comparison
Seattle
            Inside N-C Luna     vs.  vs.  Bad Cls Lst   
Team      Sd  RPI  RPI RPI SOS 1-25 26-50  L   L  10   B-Scr OffQ  DefQ   ASM
Stanford   1   6    29  4  104  2-0  2-0   0   0  9-1  0.86   2.2  11.2  13.4
S.Antonio 16  199  291 152 290  0-1  0-0  10   3  9-1  1.00   3.1   0.0   3.1
So.Ill.    9  25    41 19  101  0-0  0-1   0   0  8-2  1.40   3.6   5.9   9.5
Alabama    8  26    5  26   1   2-6  2-5   0   4  6-4  0.96   5.7   3.9   9.6
Quad Comparison Key
InsideRPI Insider's replication of the Ratings Percentage Index.
N-C RPI RPI in non-conference games only.
LunaRPI Joe Lunardi's "predictive" RPI.
SOS Strenth of Schedule (all games).
1-25 Record vs. 1-25 RPI teams.
26-50 Record vs. 26-50 RPI teams.
Bad Loss Losses to teams ranked below 150 in the RPI.
Close Loss Losses by 3 points or less or in overtime.
Last 10 Record in Last 10 games before tourney.
B-Score Bracketology Scores measure whether a team more often "exceeds" its seed or "falls short" of expectation (average B-Score is 1.00).
OffQ Offensive Quotient (average points per game by which a team exceeds/falls below the aggregate defense of its opponents).
DefQ Defensive Quotient (average points per game allowed below/above the aggregate offense of its opponents).
ASM Adjusted Scoring Margin (OffQ+DefQ) has accurately predicted 10 of the last 16 Final Four participants).

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