2011 NCAA Tournament Field: UTSA In After Win In Southland Final Vs. McNeese State

In the Southland Conference Championship on Saturday, UTSA punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament. The Roadrunners topped the Cowboys 75-72, but only after a determined rally from McNeese State.

Down 71-63 with under a minute remaining, McNeese State began to sink threes. When sent to the line, UTSA couldn't sink its free throws reliably, opening the door for the Cowboys. McNeese State made it a one-possession game, but an out-of-bounds call all but sealed the win for the Roadrunners.

Jeromie Hill led UTSA with 25 points. Teammate Stephen Franklin recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. On the Cowboys' side of the ball, Diego Kapelan contributed 20 points in a losing effort.

This is UTSA's first Southland Conference Championship win since 2004; they figure to enter the Tournament as a 16-seed. McNeese State, meanwhile, falls a game short of winning its first conference title since 2002.

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