KATY, Texas – Devin Gibson scored 26 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had six assists to push No. 7 seed Texas-San Antonio to a 79-70 win over No. 3 seed Sam Houston State on Thursday night, sending the Roadrunners to the Southland Conference title game.
Melvin Johnson III added 14 points and Sei Paye scored 12 for Texas-San Antonio (18-13), which was 9 of 15 on 3-pointers and outrebounded Sam Houston State 42-35.
Southland player of the year Gilberto Clavell led Sam Houston State (18-13) with 25 points, 19 in the second half. Josten Crow added 12 points for the Bearkats, who were 8 of 36 on 3-pointers.
Gibson, who scored 28 points in the Roadrunners' first-round comeback win over No. 2 seed Northwestern State on Wednesday, was 6 of 12 from the field and 11 of 15 from the free-throw line.