SAN ANTONIO – A.J. Hess banked in a half-court heave as time expired, giving Southern Utah its first win of the season 93-92 over UTSA on Sunday.
After Larry Lewis Jr.'s made free throw for UTSA (2-3) with 3 seconds left, Hess took the inbounds pass and used a screen to get free for the game-winner from about 40 feet.
Keon Lewis's 3-pointer put UTSA up 87-81 with 1 minute to go. James McGee, Hess and Race Parsons each made 3-pointers to pull Southern Utah (1-4) within one with 4 seconds left.
McGee was 7 of 8 from 3-point range for 21 points and Hess added 20 points for the Thunderbirds, who never led until the final shot. Tyler Rawson had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Travon Langston scored 13.
Ryan Bowie had 29 points for the Roadrunners, who led by as much as 12 but missed 18 free throws.