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					2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release (9-13)
                    Next Game: Feb. 10th - vs. Belmont University, 7:30 p.m., UTPA Fieldhouse, Edinburg
                    TV: XHFOX-17, Tape Delay, Tuesday, February 13th, 11 p.m.; Radio: KSOX 1240 AM - LIVE!
                          Last Game: W, 95-86, vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Feb. 3rd, Edinburg
   2000-01 UTPA Schedule/Results                   One Down, Two to Go For Broncs at Home: The Broncs got their three-
                                                   game homestand off to the start they wanted last Saturday, defeating
Date     Opponent                    Time/Result   Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 95-86 behind a combined 48 points from Mire
11/18    Sul Ross State              W, 102-60     Chatman and Brian Merriweather. Now the Broncs turn their attention to
11/24    Portland                (ot) W, 81-75
                                                   the Belmont Bruins, who come to the Fieldhouse on Saturday for an
11/27    Schreiner                   W, 113-68
11/30    at Northern Iowa              L, 70-73    important Independent showdown. The Bruins are the second straight
12/2     at Missouri                   L, 57-78    team to come to the Fieldhouse with an 11-11 record and the Broncs hope
12/4     at Arkansas State             L, 63-84    to send them off like the Islanders. The Broncs sport a strong 7-1 mark at
12/13    at Pacific                    L, 68-87    the Fieldhouse this season with the only loss coming against Arkansas
12/16    at Hawai’i                    L, 73-86    State by just four points. Belmont is just 3-10 in games away from Striplin Gym.
12/21    UT-Dallas                  W, 101-61
12/23    Arkansas State                L, 69-73    Scouting the Bruins: With wins in their last three games the Bruins come in on a high.
12/29    $vs. Southern Methodist       L, 67-97    They defeated Indiana-Southeast on Monday night, 96-78, the eighth time this season
12/30    $vs. Oral Roberts            W, 81-62
                                                   that the Bruins have scored 80 or more points. They defeated the Islanders 117-116 in
1/2      at Kansas State               L, 68-69
1/4      at Colorado State             L, 62-71    overtime earlier this season, the only common opponent for the two teams. 1999-2000 All-
1/8      LeTourneau                   W, 98-33     Independent selection Wes Burtner leads the way for the Islanders with 20.0 points per
1/10     at Rice                       L, 71-75    game. Adam Sonn averages 13.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per contest.
1/13     Albany                       W, 84-69
1/15     at Louisiana-Lafayette        L, 71-72    Last Game: Brian Merriweather and Mire Chatman combined for 48 points as UTPA improved
1/24     at Air Force                 W, 66-60     to 7-1 at home this season with a 95-86 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Merriweather
1/29     at Washington State           L, 63-71    scored 27 points and Chatman scored 21 points in the game to lead UTPA. Merriweather hit on
1/31     at Wright State               L, 69-74    10-of-17 shots from the field, including 5-of-8 from three-point range to lead all scorers. Chatman
2/3      Texas A&M-Corpus Christi W, 95-86
                                                   had a solid all-around game with 21 points, five assists, four steals and three rebounds. After
2/10     Belmont                     7:30 p.m.
2/12     Louisiana-Lafayette         7:30 p.m.     the teams battled to a one-point margin after one half the Broncs took control in the second
2/14     at Texas A&M                 7:05 p.m.    half. UTPA went on 21-7 run midway through the second to turn a two-point lead into a
2/17     at Centenary                     1 p.m.   commanding 16-point margin. The Islanders would never get closer than seven the rest of the
2/19     at Belmont                       7 p.m.   way. Chatman scored eight points during the run, including a pair of three-pointers, while
2/24     Centenary                   7:30 p.m.     Merriweather scored five to give the Broncs the lead they wouldn’t surrender.
2/27     at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 7 p.m.
                                                                       UTPA Head Coach Bob Hoffman: A winner. That’s the short and simple
Home Games in BOLD                                                     definition of what Bob Hoffman has been wherever he has coached. In
All Times are Central Standard Time                                                                                             th
                                                                       his third head coaching position, and entering his 12 year as a head
$All-College Tournament, Oklahoma City, Okla.
                                                                       coach, Hoffman had a career record of 346-113, good for a winning
                                                                       percentage of .756. Most of those wins came at the NAIA level, and
       Probable Starting Lineups
                                                                       there was the obvious question of how he would fare at the NCAA
                                                                       Division I level. After 12 wins in his first season at UTPA, more than the
UTPA (9-13)                                                            last three seasons combined for the Broncs, consider the question an-
11 John Braxton                             F                          swered. In his nine years at OBU, the Bison advanced to the NAIA
21 Kyle Sanders                             F                          National Tournament six times. Twice they finished as NAIA runners-
                                                   up and Hoffman was named Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year four times.
22 Terrell Hill                             C
1  Kwasinda Curtis                          G                           Belmont Head Coach Rick Byrd: Entering their fourth year of play
23 Brian Merriweather                       G                           in the NCAA, the Belmont Bruins have overcome the various chal-
                                                                        lenges of the move up and quieted the skeptism that greeted the
Belmont (11-11)                                                         announcement. Head coach Rick Byrd has been an instrumental
                                                                        figure throughout the entire process. Despite a record of only 30-52
40 Wes Burtner                              F
                                                                        during the three year period, Coach Byrd has built a solid program
44 Adam Mark                                F                           that is respected throughout the Southeast. After an initial NCAA
13 Adam Sonn                                C                           season in which Belmont finished 9-18, the Bruins rebounded in
14 Steve Drabyn                             G                           1998-99 to end the year with a record of 14-13. Byrd led the squad to
23 B.J. Proffitt                            G                           an 7-1 record over the season’s final eight games. In 1999-2000, high
                                                   expectations were dashed quickly as the team was devastated by the injury bug.
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                         2000-01 UT Pan American Alphabetical Men’s Basketball Roster
   No.    Name                        Pos.   Ht.     Cl.-Exp.    Hometown (Previous School)                             Pronunciation
   RS     Josh Autenrieth             F/C    6-10    Fr.-HS      West Columbia, Texas (Columbia HS)                     Ah-ten-wreath
   12     Mark Bills                  G/F    6-3     So.SQ       McAllen, Texas (McAllen HS)                            Bills
   11     John Braxton                F      6-4     Sr.-2L      Seabrook, Texas (Univ. of Houston)                     Brax-ton
   5      Quin Canada                 G      6-1     Jr.-HS      Houston, Texas (Southern Union State CC)               Canada
   32     Mire Chatman                G      6-2     Jr.-Tr.     Garland, Texas (Southwestern Christian Col.)           My-ree Chat-man
   13     Gabriel Cortez              G      6-1     So.-HS      Mercedes, Texas (Mercedes HS)                          Core-tez
   1      Kwasinda Curtis             G      6-1     Sr.-1L      Denver, Colo. (Northeastern JC)                        Wah-sin-duh
   3      James Davis                 G      5-10    Jr.-Tr.     Oklahoma City, Okla. (Westark College)                 Davis
   RS     Matt Desin                  G      6-1     Fr.-HS      Billings, Mont. (Billings Senior HS)                   Des-in
   52     DeFrance Gurley             F      6-7     Jr.-Tr.     Cairo, Ga. (Southern Union State CC)                   Ger-ley
   15     Matt Hall                   G      6-1     Fr.-HS      Katy, Texas (Katy HS)                                  Hall
   22     Terrell Hill                F      6-7     Jr.-Tr.     Carnegie, Oklahoma (Seward CC)                         Hill
   00     Reggie Kuzet                C      6-11    Sr.-1L      Zadar, Croatia (Boosier-Parish CC)                     Ku-zet
   23     Brian Merriweather          G      6-3     Sr.-2L      Evansville, Ind. (Cumberland College)                  Merry-weather
   RS     Eric Montalvo               G      6-3     Fr.-HS      LaJoya, Texas (LaJoya HS)                              Mon-tal-vo
   40     Marcus Quinn                F/C    6-9     Jr.-Tr.     Midwest City, Okla. (Eastern Oklahoma St. JC)          Quinn
   21     Kyle Sanders                F      6-5     Jr.-1L      Philadelphia, Pa. (Clarkston HS)                       Sanders
   4      Joey Tate                   F      6-4     Jr.-Tr.     San Antonio, Texas (Temple JC)                         Tate
   RS     Nick Traylor                G      6-2     So.-Tr.     Oklahoma City, Okla. (Northwestern Oklahoma St.)       Tray-lor
   RS     Jack Watkins                F      6-7     Fr.-HS      Troy, Texas (Troy HS)                                  Watkins

   Head Coach: Bob Hoffman (Oklahoma Baptist ’79)
   Assistant Coaches: Robert Davenport (Oklahoma Baptist ’88), Clay Martin (Oklahoma Baptist ’99), Spencer Wright (Oklahoma Baptist ’95)
   Administrative Assistant: Ray Lynn Woods (Harding ‘97)

48 Years of Bronc Basketball: The 2000-01 academic year will be             with KSOX Radio to
the Broncs 49th as a four-year institution. UTPA has a 627-659              broadcast all UTPA
record (.488) during its 48 plus years of basketball. The Broncs also       Men’s Basketball games
have an excellent 261-140 (.651) mark in the UTPA Fieldhouse in             live over the radio for the
their 30 plus years in the building. UTPA is 7-1 in the Fieldhouse          2000-01 season. All 26 UTPA Men’s Basketball games, both home
this season.                                                                and road games, will be broadcast by KSOX. Jeff Koch will handle
                                                                            the play-by-play duties for the broadcasts. It marks the first time in
Ticket Prices: Season tickets for UTPA men’s basketball games are           UTPA history that all home and away games will be broadcast for
$55 for general admission season tickets. Single game general ad-           UTPA men’s basketball.
mission is $6, High School students is $3 and children below high
school age are $1. All reservd seat tickets have been sold out for the      TexMart Bronc Basketball Coaches’ Radio Show: KSOX will
first time in school history prior to the season. To order tickets or for   broadcast the the TexMart UTPA Bronc Basketbal Coaches’ Show
more information call the UTPA Ticket Office at (956) 381-2221.             this season. The show will feature UTPA Head Coach Bob Hoffman
                                                                            and Jeff Koch, the radio voice of the Broncs. The show will be a part
UTPA on Television: For the second straight season, XHFOX and               of Koch’s regular “SportsTalk” show, which airs from 11 a.m. to 1
UTPA will join together to broad-                                           p.m. The TexMart Bronc Basketball Coaches’ Show will run from
cast all Bronc home basketball                                              November 3rd until the end of the 2000-01 season. The show will give
games on a tape delay basis to the                                          Bronc fans an inside look at the team and will highlight games from
Rio Grande Valley. Thanks to                                                the previous week, as well as preview the upcoming weeks games.
XHFOX, UTPA Men’s Basketball
home games are able to reach approximately 800,000 valley residents.        TexMart Bronc Basketball Coaches’ Television Show: The
XHFOX-17 will broadcast all 13 UTPA home games, starting with the           TexMart Bronc Basketball Coaches’ Show will be broadcast on
Broncs exhibition opener against Monterrey Tech on November 6th.            XHFOX TV-17 every Sunday night at 10 p.m. this season. The
Games will be shown primarily starting at 11 p.m. on the night after        show will feature Coach Hoffman and Coach Bear, longtime sup-
the game. Select games will appear at 11 p.m. two days after the fact.      porter of the Broncs. The TexMart Bronc Basketball Coaches’
Ronnie Zamora will do the play-by-play for the second straight sea-         Show will run from November 12th until the end of the 2000-01
son, while Mark May will be the color man this year.                        season. The show will give Bronc fans an inside look at the team
                                                                            and will highlight games from the previous week, as well as pre-
UTPA on the Radio: The University of Texas-Pan American Ath-                view the upcoming weeks games. Special player features will al-
letic Department announced on Saturday the signing of a contract            low Bronc fans to get a behind-the-scenes look at the team.
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                       The Brian and Mire Show: It started with a       Broncs Fight for Independents: The Broncs are in the midst of a
                       big game against Albany on January 13th          tough run against their “Independent Conference” opponents. The
                       when the duo combined for 47 points and          Broncs finished second among Independents with a 4-2 record
                       they haven’t let up since. Brian Merriweather    during the 1999-2000 season and are in position to duplicate that
                       and Mire Chatman not only share the same         feat this season (currently 2-0). The Broncs rolled past Albany 84-
                       position, but share the same penchant for        69 on Jan. 13th, then followed that up with a 95-86 win over Texas
                       scoring. Against Albany the duo helped           A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 3rd.
                       UTPA score 84 points, then the highest total
                       against a Division I team this season.           National Rankings: Two Broncs have distinguished themselves with
                       Merriweather led the way with 24 points,         national rankings this year. One is a familiar face and the other is new
      Brian            while Chatman chipped in with 23 points. It      to the spotlight. Brian Merriweather jumped into first in the NCAA
 Merriweather was the first time both have scored 20 or more            in three-pointers made per game two weeks ago and remains in the
points in the same game. Against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi the           lead. Merriweather has 3.9 treys per game at this point. Mire Chatman
duo topped that total with a combined 48 points. Merriweather led       has also jumped into the national rankings with his ability to steal the
the way with 27, while Chatman followed with 21. For the season         ball. He averages 2.9 steals per game, good for seventh in the nation.
the two average a combined 35.0 points, nearly half the Broncs          Greedy Daniels of TCU is first with 4.9 per game.
season average of 76.9.
                                                                        Rankings: UTPA is currently 207th in the nation in the Jeff Sagarin
Sanders Making a Run for Percentage                                     Ratings, up four spots from last week, but down from it’s 175th
Record: Junior forward Kyle Sanders is on                               ranking earlier this season, it’s highest ranking in two years. Among
pace to break one of the most impressive                                the Independents, Stony Brook leads with a 203rd ranking, Texas
records in the UTPA record book -- the single                           A&M-Corpus Christi is 224th, Belmont is 239th, Centenary is 253rd
season field goal percentage record. Rex                                and Albany is 317th. The highest ranked opponents for UTPA this
Spain currently holds the mark with a 63.9                              season are Missouri at 38th and SMU at 52nd. Upcoming UTPA
percent mark during the 1978-79 season.                                 opponents are Belmont (239) and Louisiana-Lafayette (165).
However Sanders, a Philadelphia, Penn., na-
tive is currently shooting 66.7 percent from                            Gurley Reaches Double Figures for First Time: For the first time
the field, well ahead of Spain’s mark with                              as a Bronc, DeFrance Gurley reached double figures in scoring
seven games remaining. He was a perfect 6- Kyle Sanders                 against LeTourneau University on January 8th. The junior from
of-6 from the field against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 3rd,       Cairo, Ga., hit on 3-of-6 shots from the field, including two alley-
his best performance of the season. Sanders does not qualify for        oop dunks and made 4-of-8 shots from the free throw line. He also
the NCAA rankings because he does not have enough field goals           contributed five rebounds in just 14 minutes of playing time. Gurley
made, but would rank second in the nation.                              is a transfer from Southern Union State Community College where
                                                                        he starred for the last two years.
                      Chatman Still Stealing His Way Into the
                      Record Book: Mire Chatman continues to            Broncs Set Season Highs in Rebounds, Assists Against LeTourneau:
                      make waves with his defensive play. The jun-      UTPA was hitting on all cylinders against LeTourneau on Monday,
                      ior from Garland has 64 steals this season,       January 8th. The Broncs set season highs for rebounds with 66, just
                      enough to rank him in a tie for ninth on UTPA’s   nine off the school record of 75, and assists with 29. UTPA also
                      all-time list with seven games to go. His aver-   played strong defense throughout, allowing the Yellowjackets just
                      age of 2.9 per game is currently seventh in the   33 points in the game and just seven in the first half.
                      NCAA as well. Greg Black holds the all-time
                      UTPA single-season record for steals with 94      Hill Returns Home in Style: Carnegie, Oklahoma, native Terrell Hill
                      during the 1994-95 season. Chatman would          returned home and showed off for the home fans in the All-College
 Mire Chatman have to average 4.1 over the last seven games             Tournament in Oklahoma City on Dec. 29-30. Hill, a junior center,
                      to equal that total. He had a season high seven   pulled down a season high 12 rebounds and scored 10 points. That
steals against Oral Roberts on Dec. 30th. That total ranked as the      performance marked his second career double-double, both coming
seventh highest in UTPA history for a single game.                      in the last three outings. Hill continued that strong performance with
                                                                        nine points and nine rebounds against Oral Roberts in the second
Streak Over, But Road Frustrations Continue: After dropping 11          game of the tournament, just missing his second straight double-
straight road games, dating back to the 1999-2000 season, the Broncs    double. He also had a season-high three blocks in the game.
finally broke through with a 66-60 win over Air Force on January
24th. The Broncs have been tough on the road this season with           Chatman Does it All Against Oral Roberts: Junior Mire Chatman
seven of their road losses coming by a combined 31 points (4.4          showed his versatility on the offensive and defensive ends against
points per game). In six of those games the Broncs held a second        Oral Roberts on December 30th. Coming off probably the worst
half lead. UTPA still has road games left against Belmont, Cente-       game of his short UTPA career, Chatman exploded, scoring a sea-
nary, Texas A&M and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.                           son-high 25 points, pulling down a season-best eight rebounds
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and making a season-high seven steals. That last total tied for the       son. UTPA, which averages 7.9 treys per game, is just shy of
seventh most in a single game in school history. Chatman made 9-          becoming nationally ranked in three-pointers made per game. UTPA
of-11 shots from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the     has hit no less than four three’s in a single game this season.
win. All of this came off the bench, in just 26 minutes of playing
time. For his play Chatman was named to the All-Tournament team.          Merriweather Comes Up Big Against Another Big Team: Senior
                                                                          Brian Merriweather showed again that he performs best under the
Tate, Chatman Make First Career Starts Against SMU: Junior                bright lights. Against Missouri on Dec. 2nd, Merriweather was the
transfers Joey Tate and Mire Chatman both made their first career         only Bronc in double figures with 27 of UTPA’s 57 points. He hit on
starts against the Mustangs of SMU on December 29th. Tate, who            10-of-19 shots from the field, including 5-of-10 from three-point
played in nine of the first 10 games, played 11 minutes of the game,      range. Some of his best career games have come against the big
pulling down a pair of rebounds. Chatman struggled in the first           schools, including his 38 points against New Mexico his first year
half, going 0-9. But he came back strong in the second half, scoring      at UTPA, still a career high. Last season he hit on nine treys against
10 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field. He also pulled down          Arkansas, a school record.
seven rebounds and made three steals in 26 minutes of play.
                                                                          Great Start Good Indication of Things to Come: The Broncs started
Moving on Up: Brian Merriweather continues to climb the UTPA all-         the season with a 3-0 record. That start marked the first time in 16
time scoring list. After scoring 24 points against Albany on Jan.         seasons that UTPA has started the season at 3-0. The 1984-85
13th, Merriweather moved up to fifth on the list. He went into the        Broncs won their first three games for Lon Kruger. The best start in
Broncs Dec. 3rd game against Missouri ranked 9th, but passed up           school history came in the 1959-60 season at 9-0. That team fin-
Jim McGurk, Melvin Thomas and Anthony Eaton with 27 points                ished the season 17-9 for Head Coach Sam Williams. Just nine
against the Tigers. He is currently 354 points behind all-time leader     other UTPA teams have started the season with at least a 3-0 start.
Otto Moore (1,880 points). Merriweather’s next target on the list is      Only two Bronc teams have posted a losing record after a 3-0 or
Mitchell Edwards, who scored 1,629 points in two seasons at UTPA.         better start. The best starts in UTPA history:
                                                                          Year              Start              Final Record
Hill Doubles Up Against Dallas: Junior Terrell Hill had several           1959-60           9-0                17-9
firsts against UT-Dallas on Dec. 21st. First, he scored in double         1960-61           4-0                15-17
figures for the first time in his UTPA career with 10 points. Second,     1970-71           4-0                13-13
he pulled down at least 10 rebounds for the first time with 11. Those     1971-72           4-0                17-7
two accomplishments also gave him his first double-double as a            1961-62           3-0                25-5
Bronc.                                                                    1963-64           3-0                28-6
                                                                          1975-76           3-0                20-5
Sanders Posts Second Double-Double: Junior Kyle Sanders picked            1979-80           3-0                19-9
up his second double-double of the season against UT-Dallas on            1984-85           3-0                12-16
Dec. 21st with 10 points and a team-high 12 rebounds. Against             2000-01           3-0                ??-??
Portland on Nov. 24th, Sanders had 10 points and a UTPA season
high 13 rebounds in the Broncs overtime win against the Pilots.           Broncs Reverse Overtime Trend: After dropping all three games
The 13 rebounds were also a career high for Sanders.                      that went to overtime last season, and four in a row overall, the
                                                                          Broncs finally pulled one out in overtime against Portland on No-
Reaching the Century Mark: Three times this season UTPA has               vember 24th in Edinburg. The last UTPA win in overtime came on
topped the 100-point mark in a single game. When UTPA scored              January 23, 1997, against Lamar, in Edinburg. UTPA is 21-26 all-
102 points against Sul Ross State in the season opener, then fol-         time in overtime games.
lowed that up with 113 against Schreiner, it marked the first time in
seven years that UTPA has scored 100 points twice in a season.            Merriweather Named Pre-Season All-Independent: Brian
When UTPA topped the 100-point mark against UT-Dallas it marked           Merriweather continues to receive accolades heading into his se-
the first time in 10 years that the Broncs had topped it three times in   nior campaign. He was named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Inde-
a season. UTPA’s 113 points was the most since the 1993-94 team           pendent Team announced on November 18th. Merriweather, who
scored a school-record 126 points against Concordia Lutheran.             has led the nation in three-pointers in each of the last two seasons,
Don’t look for the Broncs to approach the record for 100 point            garnered the second highest vote total, behind only Preseason
games in a season anytime soon. The 1977-78 team scored 100 or            MVP Michael Hicks of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Ronnie
more points 14 times. That team was also the last Bronc squad to          McCollum of Centenary, Wes Burtner of Belmont and Damian
score 100 points four or more times.                                      Kirkaldy of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi were also named to the first
                                                                          team. John Braxton was the only other Bronc to receive votes.
Broncs Trey Happy: Six times this season the Broncs have made 10
or more three pointers in a single game. UTPA led off the season
with 11 against Sul Ross State. UTPA set a season high with 13
treys against Albany on Jan. 13th. The UTPA record for treys in a
single game is 17, set against Texas Tech during the 1998-99 sea-
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                        UTPA Men’s Basketball Schedule/Results (9-13)

Date     Opponent                                    Time/Result     High Scorer        High Rebs.         High Assists
11/18    Sul Ross                                    W, 102-60       Merriweather, 28   Tate, 9            Curtis, 10
11/24    Portland                                    W, 81-75 (ot)   Quinn, 17          Sanders, 13        Curtis, 7
11/27    Schreiner                                   W, 113-68       Merriweather, 20   Quinn, 7           Curtis, Braxton, 6
11/30    at Northern Iowa                            L, 70-73        Merriweather, 16   Three with 5       Curtis, 3
12/2     at Missouri                                 L, 57-78        Merriweather, 27   Hill, Curtis, 6    Curtis, 5
12/4     at Arkansas State                           L, 63-84        Merriweather, 19   Braxton, 9         Braxton, 4
12/13    at Pacific                                  L, 68-87        Chatman, 18        Hill, Chatman, 4   Curtis, 3
12/16    at Hawaii                                   L, 73-86        Merriweather, 19   Sanders, Chatman, 4            Curtis 7
12/21    UT-Dallas                                   W, 101-61       Merriweather, 20   Sanders, 12        Curtis, 5
12/23    Arkansas State                              L, 69-73        Merriweather, 27   Quinn, 6           Chatman, 6
12/29    $vs. Southern Methodist                     L, 67-97        Merriweather, 23   Hill, 12           Curtis, 4
12/30    $vs. Oral Roberts                           W, 81-62        Chatman, 25        Hill, 9            Chatman, 3
1/2      at Kansas State                             L, 68-69        Chatman, 21        Hill, Quinn, 6     Curtis, 7
1/4      at Colorado State                           L, 62-71        Chatman, 23        Hill, 9            Braxton, Curtis, 3
1/8      LeTourneau                                  W, 98-33        Sanders, 21        Quinn, 11          Braxton, 6
1/10     at Rice                                     L, 71-75        Chatman, 22        Chatman, Hill, 6   Curtis, 8
1/13     Albany                                      W, 84-69        Merriweather, 24   Quinn, 7           Curtis, 10
1/15     at Louisiana-Lafayette                      L, 71-72        Merriweather, 21   Hill, 7            Curtis, 5
1/24     at Air Force                                W, 66-60        Braxton, 14        Chatman, 6         Curtis, 4
1/29     at Washington State                         L, 63-71        Chatman, 17        Three with 4       Curtis, 4
1/31     at Wright State                             L, 69-74        Chatman, 19        Sanders, 12        Curtis, 5
2/3      Texas A&M-Corpus Christi                    W, 95-86        Merriweather, 27   Hill, 8            Curtis, 8
2/10     Belmont (XHFOX - 17)                        7:30 p.m.
2/12     Louisiana-Lafayette (XHFOX - 17)            7:30 p.m.
2/14     at Texas A&M                                7:05 p.m.
2/17     at Centenary                                1 p.m.
2/19     at Belmont                                  7 p.m.
2/24     Centenary (XHFOX - 17)                      7:30 p.m.
2/27     at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi                 7 p.m.


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All Times are Central Standard Time
$All-College Tournament, Oklahoma City, Okla.
(#) Indicates Associated Press ranking at time of game
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                                            Points-Rebounds-Assists-Steals-Blocks-Minutes
                                Merriweather           Braxton         Chatman            Sanders             Curtis           Quinn              Hill
Sul Ross                        28-0-2-2-0-28       20-4-0-1-0-21    16-2-2-4-0-22     13-4-1-2-0-23     5-1-10-1-0-26     4-3-0-2-4-22     1-1-1-2-3-15
Portland                        15-4-0-1-0-34        9-6-2-1-0-33    16-1-3-2-0-20     10-13-1-0-0-33     3-5-7-2-0-39     17-4-1-0-1-33    4-3-0-0-0-11
Schreiner                       20-3-3-5-0-29       12-4-6-1-0-28    19-3-3-4-0-19     14-5-1-0-0-18     14-2-6-5-1-27     6-7-0-0-1-23     5-5-0-0-0-16
at Northern Iowa                16-3-0-2-0-37       13-5-0-2-0-32    15-3-2-1-1-23       4-1-0-2-0-13     11-5-3-2-0-38     2-0-1-0-0-19     2-5-0-0-0-14
at Missouri                     27-4-1-2-0-36        9-3-2-3-0-30     8-3-3-2-0-26       6-5-0-0-0-29     0-6-5-1-0-38       0-0-0-0-0-2     5-6-0-3-1-31
at Arkansas State               19-1-1-2-3-36        5-9-4-2-0-28    12-3-2-2-0-20       5-1-0-0-0-20      4-3-2-3-0-26    10-2-0-1-0-21     1-2-0-0-1-16
at Pacific                      12-0-2-1-0-32       17-2-2-1-0-21    18-4-1-3-0-22       0-2-1-1-0-19    12-2-3-2-0-34      5-3-0-2-1-18    3-4-1-0-2-21
at Hawaii                       19-1-2-1-0-29        9-3-3-5-0-31    13-4-1-2-1-26      10-4-1-4-1-33     9-2-7-0-0-39     11-2-1-0-0-30      2-2-1-1-0-9
UT-Dallas                       20-2-3-7-0-24       16-3-3-2-0-22    17-3-1-2-0-19     10-12-3-1-0-18     0-2-5-0-0-24     11-4-1-1-1-19   10-11-1-1-1-19
Arkansas State                  27-1-1-4-0-38       10-5-3-0-0-35    15-2-6-2-0-25       4-1-1-0-0-22     0-1-1-0-0-16     12-6-1-1-0-40    1-3-0-0-0-18
$vs. Southern Methodist         23-3-1-0-0-36       12-2-0-2-0-23    10-7-2-3-0-26       4-3-0-1-0-26     1-0-4-0-1-13      2-3-1-0-0-15   10-12-0-1-1-32
$vs. Oklahoma/Oral Roberts      13-4-1-3-1-33        11-6-1-0-0-27    25-8-3-7-0-26      4-3-0-0-0-16      5-3-1-1-0-23     9-4-0-0-2-23     9-9-1-1-3-38
at Kansas State                  11-2-2-0-0-30        2-5-3-0-0-31   21-3-2-4-0-24      10-4-2-0-0-23      9-4-7-0-0-37     7-6-2-0-0-20     8-6-1-1-2-34
at Colorado State                11-4-1-0-0-34        7-6-3-1-0-27   23-5-0-2-1-31       4-2-0-2-0-19     9-3-3-0-0-40      0-3-0-0-0-11     5-9-0-3-0-28
LeTourneau                      14-2-1-1-0-18       10-5-6-3-0-16    14-6-5-3-1-16      21-8-0-0-0-18     2-6-5-0-0-14     7-11-0-0-2-15     6-6-1-1-1-19
at Rice                         14-2-0-0-0-30        0-1-1-1-0-15    22-6-2-3-2-31       4-4-1-0-0-28     9-4-8-2-0-32     9-30-0-0-0-24   10-6-2-0-0-25
Albany                          24-3-1-3-0-35       14-4-2-0-0-22    23-5-2-4-0-31      10-5-2-1-0-29    5-3-10-2-0-31      2-3-0-0-1-13     4-7-0-0-0-23
at Louisiana-Lafayette          21-5-2-1-0-37       19-3-1-2-0-28    13-5-3-2-1-24       4-3-0-0-0-23     4-6-5-1-0-34      6-4-0-0-0-19    4-7-2-0-0-34
at Air Force                     8-2-3-0-0-34       14-4-1-2-0-35    13-6-2-2-0-29       9-4-1-1-0-28      6-4-4-1-0-33      3-2-0-0-0-8     9-4-3-0-0-21
at Washington State             16-3-0-2-0-34       10-3-3-1-0-38    17-4-3-3-0-26       7-4-1-0-0-30     0-3-4-0-0-32      2-1-0-0-1-15    11-4-0-1-1-24
at Wright State                 15-3-0-1-0-36        11-6-3-0-1-35    19-4-0-3-0-29     11-12-0-0-0-32     9-2-5-2-0-33      0-0-0-0-0-4     4-5-2-1-2-28
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi        27-2-1-4-0-34       17-7-3-0-0-30     21-3-5-4-0-21     14-6-1-0-0-35      6-5-8-4-0-35      2-0-0-0-0-5     7-8-4-0-2-34
Belmont
Louisiana-Lafayette
at Texas A&M
at Centenary
at Belmont
Centenary
at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

                                    Tate             Hall            Gurley        Davis        Canada         Kuzet          Cortez           Bills
Sul Ross                       3-9-3-0-0-14      0-1-1-0-0-4      4-0-0-0-0-8    4-0-1-2-0-6   0-1-1-0-0-3   2-0-2-0-0-4    2-0-0-0-0-2     0-1-0-0-0-2
Portland                        2-3-1-1-0-9      3-0-2-1-0-4      2-0-0-0-0-9       DNP           DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
Schreiner                      13-4-0-1-0-11     0-0-1-0-0-3     6-4-0-0-0-14    0-2-1-2-0-4   2-0-0-0-0-1   2-1-1-0-0-5    0-0-0-0-0-1     0-0-1-0-0-1
at Northern Iowa                 5-2-2-0-0-9         DNP         2-2-0-0-0-14    0-0-0-1-0-1      DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
at Missouri                      0-0-0-0-0-1         DNP          2-1-0-0-1-7       DNP           DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
at Arkansas State                5-0-0-0-0-7     2-0-0-0-0-10     0-2-0-0-0-9    0-0-0-1-0-3   0-0-0-0-0-2   0-2-0-0-0-2       DNP             DNP
at Pacific                      0-1-0-1-0-10      1-0-0-0-0-2     0-3-0-0-0-12   0-0-0-1-0-6   0-0-0-0-0-1   0-0-0-0-0-2       DNP             DNP
at Hawaii                           DNP              DNP          0-0-0-0-0-3       DNP           DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
UT-Dallas                       3-6-1-0-0-13      0-1-3-1-0-8     6-3-0-0-0-16   0-1-2-0-0-4   2-1-0-0-0-4   3-1-0-0-0-6    0-0-0-0-0-2     3-1-0-0-0-2
Arkansas State                   0-1-0-0-0-2      0-0-1-0-0-3         DNP        0-0-1-0-0-1      DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
$vs. Southern Methodist         0-2-0-0-0-11     3-1-0-0-0-10      0-1-0-0-0-3   2-0-0-0-0-3      DNP        0-1-0-0-0-2       DNP             DNP
$vs. Oklahoma/Oral Roberts          DNP          4-1-1-0-0-13         DNP        1-0-0-0-0-1      DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
at Kansas State                     DNP           0-0-0-0-0-1         DNP           DNP           DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
at Colorado State                0-0-0-0-0-2         DNP          1-2-0-0-0-6    2-1-0-0-0-2      DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
LeTourneau                      3-4-5-0-0-16     2-1-3-1-0-19    10-5-0-1-0-14   0-2-2-0-0-9   5-0-0-0-0-7   2-1-0-0-0-7    0-0-1-0-0-5     2-3-0-0-0-7
at Rice                          0-0-1-0-0-5      0-0-0-0-0-6     0-0-0-0-0-3    0-0-0-0-0-1      DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
Albany                          2-2-2--0-0-10     0-0-0-0-0-4      0-0-0-0-0-1      DNP           DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
at Louisiana-Lafayette              DNP              DNP          0-0-0-0-0-1       DNP           DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
at Air Force                     4-0-0-0-0-9      0-0-1-0-0-1     0-0-0-0-0-2    0-0-0-0-0-1      DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
at Washington State              0-0-0-0-0-1         DNP          0-0-0-0-0-1    0-0-0-0-0-1   0-0-0-0-0-1   0-0-0-0-0-1       DNP             DNP
at Wright State                  0-0-0-0-0-3         DNP              DNP           DNP           DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi         0-0-0-0-0-3      1-0-0-0-0-3         DNP           DNP           DNP           DNP            DNP             DNP
Belmont
Louisiana-Lafayette
at Texas A&M
at Centenary
at Belmont
Centenary
at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
                           2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
             Career Records                       Minutes Played (Since 1971)                                       Single-Game Records
                                                  1. Lalo Rios                   1995-99       3,463
Scoring                                           2. Jesus Guerra                1972-76       3,187   Three-Point Field Goals Made
1. Otto Moore                1965-68      1,880   3. Kevin Johnson               1985-88       2,835   1. 9 Brian Merriweather at New Mexico, Dec 8, 1998
2. Lucious Jackson           1962-64      1,858   4. Brian Merriweather          1999-pres.    2,730   2. 8 Brian Merriweather at Texas Tech, Dec. 17, 1998
3. Fred Taylor               1968-70      1,721   5. Melvin Thomas               1988-90       2,696       8 Brian Merriweather vs. Arkansas, Dec. 15, 1999
4. Mitchell Edwards          1962-65      1,629   6. Tom Fiepke                  1983-87       2,448       8 Brian Merriweather vs. Sul Ross St., Nov. 18, 2000
5. Brian Merriweather        1999-pres.   1,613   7. John Braxton                1999-pres.    2,447   5. 7 Greg Guy at Toledo, Dec. 18, 1992
6. Marshall Rogers           1975-76      1,507   8. Gabriel Valdez              1988-91       2,297       7 Greg Guy at South Alabama, Jan. 16, 1993
7. Anthony Eatmon            1964-67      1,315   9. Matt Palmquist              1997-00       2,260       7 Lalo Rios at Lamar, Feb. 3, 1997
8. Melvin Thomas             1988-90      1,306   10. Chris Jones                1990-92       2,048       7 Brian Merriweather vs Louisiana Tech, Dec. 4, 1998
9. Jim McGurk                1961-64      1,296       Carlos McCullough          1972-74       2,048       7 Brian Merriweather vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, Jan. 4, 1999
10. Ellis Appling            1960-62      1,290                                                            7 Brian Merriweather vs. Oral Roberts, Nov. 24, 1999
                                                          Single-Season Records                            7 Brian Merriweather at Colorado, Feb. 16, 2000
Field Goals Made
1. Otto Moore                1964-68       758    3-Point Field Goals                                  Steals
2. Mitchell Edwards          1962-65       715    1. Brian Merriweather         1999-00       114      1. 10    John Wilbanks vs. Texas A&I, Dec. 3, 1977
3. Lucious Jackson           1962-64       699    2. Brian Merriweather         1998-99       110      2. 9     Greg Black vs. Minnesota-Duluth, Jan. 2, 1995
4. Fred Taylor               1968-70       681    3. Brian Merriweather         2000-01        84      3. 8     Gilbert King vs. Houston Baptist, Feb. 5, 1976
5. Marshall Rogers           1975-76       609    4. Greg Guy                   1993-94        77          8    Tyrone Scott vs. U.S. International, Feb. 15, 1986
6. Brian Merriweather        1999-pres.    575    5. Greg Guy                   1992-93        67          8    Arturo Ormond vs. Grambling State, Nov. 24, 1990
7. Anthony Eatmon            1964-67       568    6. Lalo Rios                  1996-97        63          8    Greg Black vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, Jan. 20, 1994
8. Jim McGurk                1961-64       521    7. Chris Clay                 1994-95        60      7. 7     Marshall Rogers vs. Rice, Dec. 20, 1975
9. Michael Edwards           1977-78       506    8. Tom Fiepke                 1986-87        54          7    Greg Garrett vs. Trinity, Nov. 29, 1987
10. Melvin Thomas            1988-90       491    9. Lee Boddie                 1988-89        53          7    Lalo Rios vs. Western Kentucky, Jan. 8, 1998
                                                      Gabriel Valdez            1990-91        53          7    Larry Jackson vs. Western Kentucky, Feb. 5, 1998
Field Goals Attempted                                 Lalo Rios                 1997-98        53          7    Raheem Muhammad vs. Arkansas State, Feb. 11, 1998
1. Otto Moore                1965-68      1,560                                                            7    Brian Merriweather vs. UT-Dallas, Dec. 21, 2000
2. Fred Taylor               1968-70      1,487   3-Point Field Goals Attempted                            7    Mire Chatman vs. Oral Roberts, Dec. 30, 2000
3. Mitchell Edwards          1962-65      1,485   1. Brian Merriweather      1999-00          275
4. Brian Merriweather        1999-pres.   1,362   2. Brian Merriweather      1998-99          272
5. Anthony Eatmon            1964-67      1,346   3. Greg Guy                1993-94          204
6. Lucious Jackson           1962-64      1,284   4. Brian Merriweather      2000-01          201
7. Marshall Rogers           1975-76      1,229   5. Greg Guy                1992-93          184
8. Jim McGurk                1961-62      1,178   6. Lalo Rios               1996-97          181
9. Jesus Guerra              1973-76      1,150       Lalo Rios              1997-98          181
                                                  8. Chris Clay              1994-95          151
3-Point Field Goals Made                          9. Lalo Rios               1995-96          145
1. Brian Merriweather        1999-pres.    308    10. Lalo Rios              1998-99          144
2. Lalo Rios                 1995-99       207
3. Greg Guy                  1993-94       144    Steals
4. John Braxton              1999-pres.    126    1. Greg Black                 1994-95        94
5. Gabriel Valdez            1988-91        98    2. Bruce King                 1975-76        89
                                                  3. Michael Anderson           1985-86        87
3-Point Field Goals Attempted                     4. Greg Black                 1993-94        82
1. Brian Merriweather        1999-pres.    751    5. John Wilbanks              1976-77        76
2. Lalo Rios                 1995-99       651    6. John Wilbanks              1977-78        73
3. Greg Guy                  1993-94       388    7. Lalo Rios                  1998-99        70
4. John Braxton              1999-pres.    356    8. Michael Anderson           1977-78        65
                                                  9. Mike Carroll               1980-81        64
Steals (Since 1974)                                   Marshall Rogers           1975-76        64
1. Lalo Rios                 1995-99       231        Mire Chatman              2000-01        64
2. Michael Anderson          1984-87       181
3. Greg Black                1994-95       176
4. John Wilbanks             1977-78       149
5. Brian Merriweather        1999-pres.    133
6. Gilbert King              1975-76       132
7. John Braxton              1999-pres.    127
8. Michael Edwards           1977-78       117
9. Marshall Rogers           1975-76       116
10. Tyrone Scott             1985-86       115
                          2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
      UTPA 100-Point Games (64-6)                   UTPA in Overtime Games (21-26)                 Double Overtime Games at UTPA (2-3)
1963-64 St. Francis               W, 104-90    1958-59 St. Edward’s                W, 77-75     1959-60 Hutson Tillotson       L, 95-101
        Corpus Christi            W, 102-78            McMurry College       L, 80-86 (3OT)     1966-67 at Lamar Tech           W, 94-87
1965-66 LeTourneau                W, 105-62    1959-60 Hutson Tillotson     L, 95-101 (2OT)     1981-82 Lamar                   L, 67-69
1966-67 at McMurry                W, 104-88    1960-61 Huston Tillotson              L, 84-86           at Southwestern La.     W, 98-96
        Corpus Christi            W, 116-84            Pasadena College              L, 80-81   1994-95 Jacksonville            L, 82-83
1967-68 Illinois State            W, 102-83    1961-62 Chadron (Neb.) State        W, 72-64
        Northern Michigan         W, 122-89            St. Mary’s                    L, 70-74       Triple Overtime Games at UTPA (1-2)
        St. Mary’s                W, 104-85            Belmont Abbey               W, 61-58     1958-59 McMurry                    L, 80-86
        Tennessee State           W, 104-80    1966-67 at Lamar Tech         W, 94-87 (2OT)     1977-78 Southwestern Louisiana W, 114-106
        Corpus Christi            W, 114-79    1967-68 Tennessee State               L, 91-94   11/24/99 Oral Roberts           L, 105-106
        UT-Arlington             L, 105-108            Trinity                       L, 83-87
1968-69 at Corpus Christi         W, 100-80    1968-69 Central Oklahoma              L, 76-82
1969-70 Oral Roberts         L, 106-112 (ot)           at Murray State               L, 88-92
1970-71 UT-Arlington              W, 103-89            Hardin-Simmons              L, 97-107
        at Oral Roberts          L, 108-139    1969-70 at Tennessee Tech           W, 83-82
        Corpus Christi            W, 100-85            Oral Roberts               L, 106-112
1971-72 Texas Lutheran            W, 103-72    1970-71 St. Mary’s                  W, 81-77
        Lamar                     W, 109-95
                                               1973-74 at West Texas State         W, 63-61
        at Houston Baptist        W, 104-89
                                               1977-78 Southwestern La. W, 114-106 (3OT)
        at Lamar                  W, 102-92
                                               1978-79 at Wisc.-Milwaukee            L, 73-74
1973-74 Baptist (S.C.)            W, 107-70
                                                       at Southwestern La.           L, 76-80
1974-75 at Georgia Southern       W, 110-83
                                               1979-80 at Hardin-Simmons           W, 69-66
        Baptist (S.C.)            W, 109-81
                                               1980-81 St. Mary’s                  W, 73-69
        Texas A&I                 W, 119-85
                                                       at Northern Iowa              L, 69-71
        Trinity                   W, 111-61
1975-76 Arkansas State            W, 101-76    1981-82 Lamar                 L, 67-69 (2OT)
        Rice                      W, 107-87    1983-84 at West Texas State           L, 86-91
        Hardin-Simmons            W, 107-94    1985-86 at Texas-San Antonio        W, 84-71
        UT-Arlington              W, 116-84            Southwestern La.            W, 68-57
        Texas A&I                 W, 126-86            at Stetson                  W, 73-69
        South Carolina Baptist    W, 106-64    1986-87 St. Mary’s                  W, 64-59
        Denver                    W, 111-83            at Houston Baptist          W, 80-77
        Texas Lutheran            W, 124-90            McNeese State                 L, 81-85
        Sul Ross State            W, 113-82    1987-88 Mo.-Kansas City               L, 80-83
        at Hawaii-Hilo            W, 101-93    1988-89 at Lamar                      L, 75-82
1976-77 Texas Lutheran            W, 100-61    1989-90 at SW Texas State           W, 91-86
        at New Mexico State      L, 105-107            at Southwestern La. W, 98-96 (2OT)
        at UNLV                  L, 106-135    1992-93 Louisiana Tech              W, 62-59
1977-78 Texas A&I                 W, 115-65            Jacksonville                W, 80-79
        Trinity                   W, 109-69    1993-94 at Jacksonville               L, 86-87
        New Mexico State          W, 120-97            at Arkansas State             L, 76-87
        Lamar                     W, 100-80    1994-95 Jacksonville          L, 82-83 (2OT)
        SW Louisiana       W, 114-106 (3 ot)   1996-97 Southwestern La.              L, 71-75
        Southeastern Louisiana W, 102-62               Lamar                       W, 57-55
        at Hardin-Simmons         W, 105-93    1999-00 Oral Roberts       L, 104-105 (3 OT)
        at Texas A&I              W, 101-78            at Centenary                  L, 86-89
        Texas Lutheran            W, 106-85            Texas A&M-Corpus Christi      L, 73-79
        at Centenary              W, 109-91    2000-01 Portland                    W, 81-76
        South Carolina Baptist    W, 110-79
        Dallas Baptist            W, 113-89
        Centenary                W, 105-102
        Hardin-Simmons            W, 112-82
1978-79 Wisconsin-Milwaukee       W, 102-83
        Texas Lutheran            W, 124-77
1983-84 Trinity                   W, 101-56
1984-85 Texas Lutheran            W, 104-71
1985-86 Texas Lutheran            W, 107-72
        Schreiner                 W, 124-83
1986-87 Schreiner                 W, 100-62
        U.S. International        W, 112-72                                 L&F Distributors Player of the Game
1989-90 Texas Wesleyan            W, 104-80
        Louisiana Tech            W, 100-84
        Nicholls State            W, 106-67     11/6    Monterrey Tech    Mire Chatman          1/8    LeTourneau        DeFrance Gurley
1990-91 Grambling State           W, 104-86     11/13   Houston Quest     Marcus Quinn          1/13   Albany            Mire Chatman
        Sam Houston State         W, 113-97     11/18   Sul Ross State    Brian Merriweather    2/3    Texas A&M-CC John Braxton
1993-94 Concordia Lutheran        W, 126-66
        Troy State                W, 100-90     11/24   Portland          Mire Chatman          2/10   Belmont
1997-98 Jacksonville              W, 101-78     11/27   Schreiner         Kwasinda Curtis       2/12   Louisiana-Lafayette
1999-00 Oral Roberts       L, 104-105 (3 ot)
2000-01 Sul Ross State            W, 102-60     12/21   UT-Dallas
                                                        UT-Dallas         Kyle Sanders          2/24   Centenary
        Schreiner                 W, 113-68     12/23   Arkansas State    Brian Merriweather
        UT-Dallas                 W, 101-61
                              2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
                 Game #1: UTPA 102, Sul Ross State 60                                                 Game #2: UTPA 81, Portland 75 (OT)
                         November 18, 2000                                                                   November 24, 2000

      EDINBURG – Brian Merriweather scored 28 points, leading UTPA                       EDINBURG – Brian Merriweather’s three-pointer with 1:28 left put the
past Sul Ross State, 102-60 at the UTPA Fieldhouse.                                University of Texas-Pan American ahead for good as the Broncs pulled out
      Merriweather hit on 10-of-14 shots from the field, including 8-of-11 shots   an 81-75 win in overtime over the Portland Pilots at the UTPA Fieldhouse.
from three-point range, to lead all scorers. His total of eight three-pointers           The Broncs took the early lead in overtime on a Mire Chatman free
was just one off his own school record of nine in a single game. John Braxton      throw at the 4:08 mark. Tim Frost gave the Pilots the lead at 71-70 with a lay-
also had a strong first game, scoring 20 points in just 21 minutes. Braxton        up at the 3:00 mark. Ross Jorgusen followed that up with a pair of free throws
made 8-of-12 shots from the field and pulled four rebounds. Mire Chatman           to give the Pilots a three-point edge. Chatman cut the lead to one with a
scored 16 points, while Kyle Sanders added 13 points. Joey Tate led the            jumper with 2:31 left, then Merriweather followed with a trey to give the Broncs
Broncs with nine rebounds. Kwasinda Curtis led the way with 10 assists.            a lead they would not relinquish. Lay-ups by Marcus Quinn, Kyle Sanders
      Merriweather scored eight of the Broncs first 12 points as UTPA took         and Chatman held off a late charge by the Pilots. The Broncs made all five of
a quick 12-0 lead. Sul Ross closed to within 10 points at 23-13, before the        their shots in overtime, while the Pilots were just 2-for-9 in the extra period.
Broncs went on a 7-0 run to stretch the lead to 17 points. UTPA led 48-26                UTPA had to fight just to get into overtime as the second half saw 15
at the half. The Broncs continued to pull away from the Division III Lobos         lead changes and five ties. No team led by more than three points until
in the second half and led by as many as 48 points in the closing minutes.         the Broncs went on an 8-0 run to take a 61-54 lead with 6:29 left on a free
      As a team the Broncs shot 63.8 percent (37-58) from the field, includ-       throw by Kwasinda Curtis. But just when it looked like UTPA had a com-
ing a sizzling 73.1% (19-26) in the second half. UTPA had 24 assists in            fortable margin the Pilots came back. Trailing by seven with 4:56 to go,
the game against just 15 turnovers. Sul Ross had 27 turnovers, leading to          Adam Quick and Carmle Olowoyo hit back-to-back three-pointers to cut
16 UTPA steals. Carlton Gillette was one of just two Lobos in double               the lead to just one point with 3:59 to go. Another trey by Olowoyo with
figures with 13 points. Jake Lamkin also had 10 points.                            1:18 left gave the Pilots the lead at 69-67. But a Chatman lay-up with 18
                                                                                   seconds left tied things up and sent the game to overtime.
Sul Ross State (0-2)
No. Name            FG- FGA       FT-FTA       R    A    MIN     PT                Portland (2-1)
32 Quinter, f       3-6           0-1          4    2    31      7                 No. Name             FG- FGA     FT-FTA      R     A     MIN       PT
42 Boubel, f        2-3           0-0          1    0    26      5                 40 Kamara, f         4-6         2-4         5     0     18        10
52 Hahn, c          2-6           0-0          3    1    33      4
                                                                                   42 Olowoyo, f        5-16        2-3         2     1     31        16
10 Suttle, g        1-5           2-2          4    3    24      5
33 Morrissey, g 0-4               0-0          2    2    28      0                 50 Frost, c          8-16        2-2         7     1     37        18
12 Lamkin           2-7           4-4          0    0    6       10                3    Jorgusen, g 3-3             2-2         2     2     22        9
14 L. Morales       1-4           3-4          1    0    3       5                 15 Quick, g          0-5         0-0         2     5     38        0
20 Dominguez        1-3           2-2          1    1    13      5                 4    Dejworek        1-2         0-0         2     1     9         2
24 A. Morales       0-1           0-0          2    0    5       0                 5    Mills           4-7         4-4         6     3     26        13
40 Escobar          1-1           0-0          1    0    2       2                 14 Sema              0-0         0-0         0     0     1         0
50 Gillette         4-10          5-10         6    0    20      13                21 Andrews           1-4         2-2         0     0     22        5
54 Cano             2-2           0-0          3    1    9       4                 22 Jones             1-5         0-0         4     2     18        2
     Pct./Team      .388          .600         4                                   55 Frandsen          0-0         0-0         0     0     3         0
     Totals         19-52         16-23        32   10   200     60                     Pct./Team       .422        .824        5
3-point goals (6-17, .455): Suttle 2-2, Lamkin 2-6, Boubel 1-1, Quinter 1-
                                                                                        Totals          27-64       14-17       35    15    225       75
2, Dominguez 1-3.
Blocked Shots (0): None                                                            3-point goals (7-24, .292): Olowoyo 4-12, Jorguson 1-1, Mills 1-2, Andrews
Steals (4): Morrissey 2, Gillette 1, Quinter 1.                                    1-3, Frost 0-1, Quick 0-3, Jones 0-2.
Turnovers (27): Hahn 7, Quinter 4, Gillette 3, Dominguez 3, Morrissey 2,           Blocked Shots (1): Kamara 1.
Cano 2, Boubel 2, Suttle 1, Lamkin 1, L. Morales 1, A. Morales 1.                  Steals (4): Mills 2, Olowoyo 1, Frost 1.
Fouled Out: None                                                                   Turnovers (14): Frost 4, Quick 3, Dejworek 2, Kamara 1, Mills 1, Andrews
                                                                                   1, Jones 1, Frandsen 1.
UT Pan American Broncs (1-0)                                                       Fouled Out: None
No. Name             FG- FGA    FT-FTA      R      A     MIN    PT
11 Braxton, f        8-12       3-4         4      0     21     20                 UT Pan American Broncs (2-0)
21 Sanders, f        3-5        7-8         4      1     23     13                 No. Name              FG- FGA      FT-FTA        R     A      MIN      PT
40 Quinn, c          1-2        2-4         3      0     22     4
                                                                                   11 Braxton, f         3-11         1-2           6     2      33       9
1     Curtis, g      2-2        0-0         1      10    22     4
23 Merriweather, g 10-14        0-0         0      2     28     28                 21 Sanders, f         4-7          2-2           13    1      33       10
00 Kuzet             1-1        0-0         0      2     4      2                  40 Quinn, c           7-11         2-2           4     1      33       17
3     Davis          1-2        2-4         0      1     6      4                  1   Curtis, g         1-5          1-2           5     7      39       3
4     Tate           1-2        1-2         9      3     14     3                  23 Merriweather, g 6-16            2-2           4     0      34       15
5     Canada         0-1        0-0         1      1     3      0                  4   Tate              1-1          0-0           3     1      9        2
12 Bills             0-0        0-0         1      0     2      0                  15 Hall               1-1          0-0           0     2      4        3
13 Cortez            1-1        0-0         0      0     2      2                  22 Hill               2-3          0-0           3     0      11       4
15 Hall              0-0        0-0         1      1     4      0                  32 Chatman            6-9          3-4           1     3      20       16
22 Hill              0-2        1-2         1      1     15     1                  52 Gurley             0-2          2-2           0     0      9        2
32 Chatman           7-12       1-3         2      2     22     16                     Pct./Team         .470         .813          2
52 Gurley            2-2        0-0         0      0     8      4
                                                                                       Totals            31-66        13-16         41    17     225      81
      Pct./Team      .638       .607        3
      Totals         37-58      17-28       31     24    200    102                3-point goals (6-19, .316): Braxton 2-6, Merriweather 1-7, Chatman 1-3,
3-point goals (11-20, .550): Merriweather 8-11, Braxton 1-3, Chatman 1-            Quinn 1-1, Hall 1-1, Curtis 0-1.
4, Curtis 1-1, Canada 0-1.                                                         Blocked Shots (1): Quinn 1.
Blocked Shots (7): Quinn 4, Hill 3.                                                Steals (8): Chatman 2, Curtis 2, Braxton 1, Merriweather 1, Tate 1, Hall 1.
Steals (16): Chatman 4, Sanders 2, Quinn 2, Merriweather 2, Davis 2, Hill          Turnovers (10): Curtis 3, Chatman 2, Braxton 1, Sanders 1, Quinn 1, Hall 1, Hill 1.
2, Braxton 1, Curtis 1.                                                            Fouled Out: None
Turnovers (15): Curtis 5, Sanders 2, Hall 2, Gurley 2, Braxton 1, Bills 1,
Hill 1, Chatman 1.                                                                 Halftime Score: UTPA 35, Portland 34
Fouled Out: None                                                                   Score at End of Regulation: UTPA 69, Portland 69
                                                                                   Attendance: 3,548
Halftime Score: UTPA 48, Sul Ross State 26.
Attendance: 3,589
                             2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
                   Game #3: UTPA 113, Schreiner 68                                               Game #4: Northern Iowa 73, UTPA 70
                         November 27, 2000                                                              November 30, 2000

      EDINBURG – All-American candidate Brian Merriweather led six play-               CEDAR FALLS, IOWA – Northern Iowa outscoredUTPA 22-10 over
ers scoring in double figures as UTPA rolled to its third straight win, a 113-   the last 10:31 of the game and handed the Broncs their first loss of the
68 decision over Schreiner College at the UTPA Fieldhouse.                       season, 73-70, at the UNI-Dome.
      Merriweather hit on 8-of-18 shots from the field, including four three-          UTPA came out of the locker room hot, outscoring the Panthers 10-3
pointers. He also tied for the team lead with five steals. Mire Chatman          early on in the second half to take a 60-51 lead at the 10:31 mark. Brian
came off the bench to score a season-high 19 points. Joey Tate also came         Merriweather hit two three-pointers and one jumper in the run. But the
off the bench to score 13 points in just 11 minutes of playing time.             Broncs would make just four baskets the rest of the way.
      The game was a rout right from the start. UTPA ran out to a 19-5 lead            Martin Coon got the comeback going with a trey at the 9:38 mark to
behind eight points from Curtis. A 22-6 run midway through the first half        cut the lead to four points. Octav Morariu then tipped in a miss to cut the
gave UTPA a 26-point margin. Chris Borak and Elester Whitmore tried to           lead to just two points. Aaron Middendorf hit a pair of free throws to give
keep the Mountaineers in the game, but 24 turnovers and a stingy Bronc           the Panthers their first lead of the second half. The Broncs retook the
defense were too much for SC. UTPA shot a sizzling 63.5% (47-74) from            lead on a pair of free throws by Kwasinda Curtis and a lay-up by Mire
the field and scored the most points in seven years. The unselfish Broncs        Chatman at 64-62. Warren Booker's free throws at the 2:32 mark gave
had 23 assists in the game and also had a season high 18 steals.                 the Panthers the lead for good. Chatman's leaning three-pointer at the
                                                                                 buzzer bounced off the rim, ending UTPA's hopes.
Schreiner (0-3)                                                                        UNI shots a solid 54.3 percent from the field for the game, including
No. Name            FG- FGA      FT-FTA     R      A     MIN      PT             a sizzling 71.4 percent in the first half. UTPA shot a season-low 42.2
22 Lott, f          1-3          0-0        2      0     13       2              percent from the field. UTPA took a season high 26 attempts from three-
52 Borak, f         5-14         9-11       5      0     32       19             point range, making 10. UNI shot 24 free throws, compared with just
30 Barley, c        3-5          5-7        4      0     18       11             seven for the Broncs.
5    Garcia, g      3-6          0-1        3      3     26       7
14 Whitmore, g 6-16              3-4        2      3     36       17             UT Pan American Broncs (3-1)
4    Lewis          0-4          1-2        0      1     17       1              No. Name            FG- FGA   FT-FTA      R      A     MIN     PT
24 Schiller         0-0          2-2        0      0     3        2              11 Braxton, f       5-10      0-0         5      0     32      13
32 Morgan           2-5          3-4        5      1     24       7              21 Sanders, f       1-3       2-3         1      0     13      4
40 Knight           1-1          0-0        1      0     10       2              40 Quinn, c         1-6       0-0         0      1     19      2
42 Nix              0-2          0-0        2      0     7        0              1    Curtis, g      4-8       2-2         5      3     38      11
44 Perez            0-0          0-2        0      0     6        0              23 Merriweather, g 6-20       0-0         3      0     37      16
50 Hannay           0-1          0-0        3      0     8        0              3    Davis          0-0       0-0         0      0     1       0
     Pct./Team      .368         .697       4                                    4    Tate           2-3       1-1         2      2     9       5
     Totals         21-57        23-33      31     8     200      68             22 Hill             1-3       0-0         5      0     14      2
3-point goals (3-18, .167): Whitmore 2-7, Garcia 1-2, Lott 0-1, Borak 0-3,       32 Chatman          6-10      1-1         3      2     23      15
Barley 0-1, Morgan 0-1.                                                          52 Gurley           1-1       0-0         2      0     14      2
Blocked Shots (1): Hannay 1.                                                          Pct./Team      .422      .857        3
Steals (6): Garcia 3, Lott 1, Whitmore 1, Morgan 1.                                   Totals         27-64     6-7         29     8     200     70
Turnovers (24): Morgan 5, Lott 4, Garcia 4, Whitmore 3, Borak 2, Barley          3-point goals (10-26, .385): Merriweather 4-10, Braxton 3-7, Chatman
2, Lewis 2, Knight 1, Nix 1.                                                     2-4, Curtis 1-4, Quinn 0-1.
Fouled Out: None.                                                                Blocked Shots (1): Chatman 1.
                                                                                 Steals (10): Braxton 2, Sanders 2, Curtis 2, Merriweather 2, Davis 1,
UT Pan American Broncs (3-0)                                                     Gurley 1.
No. Name              FG- FGA     FT-FTA      R      A      MIN    PT            Turnovers (13): Chatman 4, Braxton 3, Sanders 2, Curtis 2, Merriweather
11 Braxton, f         5-9         2-2         4      6      28     12            1, Tate 1.
21 Sanders, f         6-7         2-2         5      1      18     14            Fouled Out: None.
40 Quinn, c           3-4         0-0         7      0      23     6
1    Curtis, g        7-8         0-0         2      6      27     14            Northern Iowa (1-2)
23 Merriweather, g 8-18           0-0         3      3      29     20            No. Name            FG- FGA      FT-FTA     R      A     MIN     PT
00 Kuzet              1-1         0-0         1      1      5      2             3    Austin, f      5-7          0-0        4      0     19      10
3    Davis            0-0         0-0         2      1      4      0             33 Middendorf, f 4-6             4-6        8      4     36     12
4    Tate             5-7         3-5         4      0      11     13            11 Morariu, c       5-6          0-3        9      2     36      10
5    Canada           0-0         2-2         0      0      1      2             2    Clarke, g      2-4          2-2        2      5     20      7
12 Bills              0-0         0-0         0      1      1      0             5    Coon, g        3-9          2-2        2      0     27      11
13 Cortez             0-0         0-0         0      0      1      0             4    Warren         0-4          5-8        1      0     13      5
15 Hall               0-1         0-0         0      1      3      0             10 Woodley          1-2          2-2        2      1     19      4
22 Hill               1-3         3-4         5      0      16     5             21 Foster           3-4          0-0        1      0     12      9
32 Chatman            8-13        2-2         3      3      19     19            34 Hill             1-2          0-0        0      5     13      2
52 Gurley             3-3         0-0         4      0      14     6             40 Wilde            1-2          1-1        0      0     5       3
     Pct./Team        .635        .824        4                                       Pct./Team      .543         .667       5
     Totals           47-74       14-17       44     23     200    113                Totals         25-46        16-24      34     17    200     73
3-point goals (5-14, .357): Merriweather 4-10, Chatman 1-1, Braxton 0-1,         3-point goals (7-16, .438): Foster 3-3, Coon 3-9, Clarke 1-1, Middendorf
Curtis 0-1, Hall 0-1.                                                            0-1, Warren 0-1, Woodley 0-1.
Blocked Shots (2): Quinn 1, Curtis 1.                                            Blocked Shots (4): Morariu 3, Foster 1.
Steals (18): Merriweather 5, Curtis 5, Chatman 4, Davis 2, Braxton 1, Tate 1.    Steals (6): Morariu 2, Austin 1, Warren 1, Woodley 1, Hill 1.
Turnovers (14): Merriweather 3, Curtis 2, Hill 2, Braxton 2, Quinn 1, Kuzet      Turnovers (17): Middendorf 3, Clarke 3, Woodley 3, Foster 2, Warren 2,
1, Davis 1, Canada 1, Chatman 1.                                                 Coon 1, Hill 1.
Fouled Out: None.                                                                Fouled Out: None.

Halftime Score: UTPA 64, Schreiner 40                                            Halftime Score: UTPA 39, Northern Iowa 39
Attendance: 2,411                                                                Attendance: 1,928
                             2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
                    Game #5: Missouri 78, UTPA 57                                                  Game #6: Arkansas State 84, UTPA 63
                         December 2, 2000                                                                   December 4, 2000

      COLUMBIA, MISSOURI – Brian Merriweather scored 27 points, but a                    JONESBORO, ARK. -- Jason Jennings posted a double-double as
balanced scoring attack from the University of Missouri was too much for          Arkansas State handed UTPA its third straight loss, 84-63 at the Convoca-
UTPA, who fell to the Tigers, 78-57, at the Hearnes Center.                       tion Center.
      Merriweather, a senior from Evansville, Ind., hit on 10-of-19 shots                Jennings tied the game high with 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting from
from the field, including 5-of-10 three-point attempts, and scored 27 points.     the field. He also pulled down a game high with 11 rebounds in just 28
Merriweather had just nine points in the first half, but came out firing in the   minutes of play. Jennings was one of four Indians in double figure. Brian
second half, scoring 13 of UTPA’s 16 points during one stretch in the             Merriweather led a trio of Broncs in double figures with 19 points, includ-
second half. His total of 27 was just one off his season high of 28 against       ing four three-pointers.
Sul Ross State. No other Bronc scored in double figures after UTPA went                  ASU ran out to a quick 13-4 lead behind three baskets from Jennings to
the first four games of the season with at least four in double figures.          start the game. UTPA cut the lead to four points twice after that, but the Indians
      Missouri came out of the gates strong, running out to a quick 9-0           finished up the half with a 7-0 run to take a 37-24 lead into the locker room. The
lead. UTPA responded with 9-2 run to cut the lead to 13-11. The Broncs            Indians extended that run to start the second half, outscoring the Broncs 14-5
would cut the Tiger lead to two points four more times during the half, but       out of the gates to take a 22-point lead. The 21-5 run from the end of the first
could not tie the game or take the lead. The Tigers took a commanding 13-         half into the start of the second half effectively ended the Broncs chances for
point lead late in the first half on the strength of five points from Brian       a win. UTPA never cut the lead to less than 15 points the rest of the way.
Grawer. A lay-up by Merriweather with just one second left in the half cut
the halftime deficit to just 42-31.                                               UT Pan American Broncs (3-3)
      The Tigers started the second half strong as well, running off the          No. Name             FG- FGA       FT-FTA      R     A      MIN     PT
first eight points of the second period to lead 50-31. Again, the Broncs          11 Braxton, f        2-12          0-0         9     4      28      5
started to peck away at the Tiger lead an 11-2 run, keyed by treys from           21 Sanders, f        2-5           1-2         1     0      20      5
Merriweather and Braxton, to cut the Tiger lead to just 10 points. But that       22 Hill, c           0-0           1-2         2     0      16      1
was as close as UTPA would get, as MU outscored the Broncs 18-7 over              1    Curtis, g       2-5           0-0         3     2      26      4
the final 10:39 of the game.                                                      23 Merriweather, g 7-15            1-3         1     1      36      19
                                                                                  00 Kuzet             0-1           0-0         2     0      2       0
UT Pan American Broncs (3-2)                                                      3    Davis           0-0           0-0         0     0      3       0
No. Name            FG- FGA      FT-FTA      R      A   MIN      PT               4    Tate            2-3           1-2         0     0      7       5
11 Braxton, f       3-7          0-0         3     2    30       9                5    Canada          0-2           0-0         0     0      2       0
21 Sanders, f       3-6          0-1         5     0    29       6                15 Hall              1-1           0-0         0     0      10      2
40 Quinn, c         0-1          0-0         0      0   2        0                32 Chatman           2-6           7-9         3     2      20      12
1     Curtis, g     0-5          0-0         6      5   38       0                40 Quinn             5-7           0-0         2     0      21      10
23 Merriweather, g 10-19         2-2         4      1   36       27               52 Gurley            0-2           0-0         2     0      9       0
4     Tate          0-0          0-0         0      0   1        0                     Pct./Team       .390          .611        6
22 Hill             2-8          1-3         6      0   31       5                     Totals          23-59         11-18       31    9      200     63
32 Chatman          2-11         4-8         3      3   26       8                3-point goals (6-21, .390): Merriweather 4-9, Chatman 1-1, Braxton 1-
52 Gurley           1-2          0-0         1      0   7        2                7, Curtis 0-1, Canada 0-1, Quinn 0-2.
      Pct./Team     .356         .500        2                                    Blocked Shots (4): Merriweather 3, Hill 1.
      Totals        21-59        7-14        30     11  200      57               Steals (11): Curtis 3, Braxton 2, Merriweather 2, Quinn 2, Davis 1, Quinn 1.
3-point goals (8-22, .364): Merriweather 5-10, Braxton 3-5, Curtis 0-2,           Turnovers (19): Curtis 5, Chatman 3, Braxton 2, Sanders 2, Hill 2,
Hill 0-1, Chatman 0-4.                                                            Merriweather 2, Hall 1, Quinn 1, Gurley 1.
Blocked Shots (2): Hill 1, Gurley 1.                                              Fouled Out: Gurley.
Steals (11): Braxton 3, Hill 3, Merriweather 2, Chatman 2, Curtis 1.
Turnovers (18): Curtis 5, Merriweather 4, Braxton 3, Sanders 2, Hill 2,           Arkansas State (4-3)
Tate 1, Gurley 1.                                                                 No. Name              FG- FGA      FT-FTA       R      A    MIN     PT
Fouled Out: None.                                                                 33 Weaver, f          5-7          3-3          4      1    19      13
                                                                                  40 Davis, f           1-3          3-3          4      0    13      5
Missouri (4-1)                                                                    55 Jennings, c        6-12         7-8          11     1    28      19
No. Name            FG- FGA       FT-FTA       R      A    MIN     PT             4    Rosser, g        4-8          0-0          5      7    31      11
21 Rush, f          6-16          4-4          7      0    28      19             11 Rivers, g          5-15         7-8          6      1    37      19
33 Soyoye, f        3-5           9-9          6      1    26      15             00 Meads              0-1          1-2          1      0    6       0
50 Johnson, c       5-6           0-1          11     1    20      10             3    Beck             0-1          0-0          0      0    3       0
4    Gilbert, g     4-12          0-0          8      4    35      12             10 Williams           0-4          1-2          5      3    22      1
12 Grawer, g        2-6           2-2          2      4    30      7              15 J. Smith           2-2          0-0          1      0    2       4
2    Stokes         0-1           0-0          0      1    10      0              22 Pruitt             0-1          1-2          1      0    9       1
11 Gage             0-0           0-0          0      0    15      0              23 Hart               1-5          2-4          1      0    4       4
23 Paulding         4-9           2-2          4      1    24      10             24 Sokolewicz 1-2                  2-2          2      3    10      4
31 Parker           1-1           3-6          6      1    12      5              32 Adams              1-4          0-0          6      0    16      2
     Pct./Team      .446          .833         1                                       Pct./Team        .400         .794         5
     Totals         25-56         20-24        45     13   200     78                  Totals           26-65        27-34        52     16   200     84
3-point goals (8-17, .471): Gilbert 4-6, Rush 3-5, Grawer 1-4, Paulding 0-1.      3-point goals (3-18, .167): Rosser 3-5, Rivers 2-7, Weaver 0-1, Williams
Blocked Shots (3): Johnson 2, Gage 1.                                             0-3, Hart 0-1.
Steals (11): Grawer 3, Rush 2, Stokes 2, Paulding 2, Gilbert 1, Gage 1.           Blocked Shots (3): Jennings 3.
Turnovers (19): Rush 4, Gilbert 4, Paulding 4, Johnson 3, Stokes 2,               Steals (9): Davis 2, Jennings 2, Williams 2, Weaver 1, Meads 1, Sokolewicz 1.
Soyoye 1, Gage 1.                                                                 Turnovers (17): Jennings 5, Rosser 3, Adams 3, Rivers 2, Weaver 1,
Fouled Out: None.                                                                 Beck 1, Williams 1, Sokolewicz 1.
                                                                                  Fouled Out: Davis.
Halftime Score: Missouri 42, UTPA 31
Attendance: 8,283                                                                 Halftime Score: ASU 37, UTPA 24
                                                                                  Attendance: 2,411
                            2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
                     Game #7: Pacific 87, UTPA 68                                                    Game #8: Hawai’i UTPA 73
                        December 13, 2000                                                              December 16, 2000

      STOCKTON, CALIF. -- Pacific ran out to an 18-point halftime lead and           HONOLULU, HI. -- Five University of Hawai’i players scored in double
never looked back in defeating UTPA, 87-68, at the Alex G. Spanos Center.      figures and the Rainbow Warriors held off a strong second half charge
      The Broncs shot just 34.8% (8-23) from the field and committed 11        by UTPA to defeat the Broncs 86-73 at the Stan Sherriff Center.
turnovers in the first period. At the 13:02 mark of the first half the score         The turning point in the game came after the Rainbow Warriors took
stood tied at 17-17. But the Tigers went on a 26-4 run over the next 10:20     a commanding 10-point lead early in the second half (49-39). From there
to take a commanding lead of 45-27 into the half.                              the Broncs outscored UH 17-8 to cut the lead to just one-point (57-56) on
      The Broncs came out of the lockerroom hot, outscoring the Tigers 8-      a layup by Marcus Quinn. UTPA would cut the lead to one point twice
2 to cut the lead to just 12 points. Pacific responded with a 9-0 run to       more before a jumper by Kwasinda Curtis gave the Broncs their first lead
stretch the lead to 21 points. UTPA would cut the lead to 12 once more,        since early in the first half at 62-61.
but could get no closer.                                                             Moments later Brian Merriweather hit one of his five three-pointers
      Mire Chatman led the Broncs with 18 points, while John Braxton had       to put the Broncs back up 65-64. Mire Chatman stole a Troy Ostler pass
17 points, including five three-pointers. Brian Merriweather, who was          and had Merriweather streaking for a wide-open lay-up that would have
second in the nation in three-pointers per game coming in, was held to         given the Broncs a three-point lead. But Chatman overthrew the pass.
just two treys and 12 points overall.                                          From there the Rainbow Warriors went on a 16-5 run to end the game.
                                                                                     Merriweather led the way for the Broncs with 19 points and five
UT Pan American Broncs (3-4)                                                   treys. Three other Broncs scored in double figures; Chatman with 13,
No. Name             FG- FGA    FT-FTA      R    A     MIN       PT            Quinn with 11 and Kyle Sanders with 10. Ostler led UH with 23 points and
11 Braxton, f        5-11       2-3         2    2     21       17             15 rebounds. For the game UTPA shot a solid 50.0% (29-58) from the
21 Sanders, f        0-1        0-0         2    1     19       0              field, including 55.6% (10-19) from three-point range. The 10 trey’s marked
22 Hill, c           0-2        3-4         4    1     21        3             the second straight game that the Broncs have made 10 or more three-
1     Curtis, g      4-9        3-5         2    3     34        12            pointers. Hawai’i shot a sizzling 63.6% (35-55) from the field, a season
23 Merriweather, g 3-12         4-4         0    2     32       12             high.
00 Kuzet             0-1        0-0         0    0     2        0
3     Davis          0-1        0-0         0    0     6        0              UT Pan American Broncs (3-5)
4     Tate           0-1        0-0         1    0     10       0              No. Name           FG- FGA     FT-FTA      R      A    MIN     PT
5     Canada         0-0        0-0         0    0     1        0              11 Braxton, f      3-6         1-2         3      3    31      9
15 Hall              0-0        1-2         0    0     2        1              21 Sanders, f      5-8         0-1         4      1    33      10
32 Chatman           8-11       1-6         4    1     22        18            22 Hill, c         0-2         2-2         2      1    9       2
40 Quinn             2-3        0-0         3    0     18        5             1    Curtis, g     4-7         0-1         2      7    39      9
52 Gurley            0-1        0-0         3    0     12        0             23 Merriweather, g 7-14        0-0         1      2    29      19
      Pct./Team      .415       .583        2                                  32 Chatman         5-10        2-2         4      1    26      13
      Totals         22-53      14-24       23   10    200       68            40 Quinn           5-11        0-1         2      1    30      11
3-point goals (10-25, .400): Braxton 5-8, Merriweather 2-8, Curtis 1-3,        52 Gurley          0-0         0-0         0      0    3       0
Chatman 1-4, Quinn 1-2.                                                             Pct./Team     .500        .556        3
Blocked Shots (3): Hill 2, Quinn 1.                                                 Totals        29-58       5-9         21     16   200     73
Steals (12): Chatman 3, Quinn 2, Curtis 2, Braxton 1, Sanders 1,               3-point goals (10-19, . 556): Merriweather 5-9, Braxton 2-4, Curtis 1-2,
Merriweather 1, Davis 1, Tate 1.                                               Chatman 1-2, Quinn 1-2.
Turnovers (22): Braxton 6, Merriweather 5, Sanders 4, Curtis 3, Chatman        Blocked Shots (2): Sanders 1, Chatman 1.
2, Hill 1, Gurley 1.                                                           Steals (13): Braxton 5, Sanders 4, Chatman 2, Hill 1, Merriweather 1.
Fouled Out: Braxton, Hill.                                                     Turnovers (17): Chatman 6, Braxton 4, Curtis 3, Sanders 2, Quinn 1,
                                                                               Gurley 1.
Pacific (6-2)                                                                  Fouled Out: None.
No. Name            FG- FGA     FT-FTA       R      A     MIN     PT
45 Hahn, f          1-4         6-10         3      0     15      8            Hawai’i (2-3)
51 Preston, c       5-7         1-3          8      0     22      12           No. Name            FG- FGA       FT-FTA       R     A     MIN    PT
2    McLemore, g 3-6            2-2          3      5     25      8            1    Savovic, f     6-12          0-0          3     2     28     13
15 Cockle, g        6-11        1-2          9      0     29      13           2    Martin, f      7-8           2-3          4     0     34     16
21 Heizer, g        5-13        2-3          3      3     27      13           24 Ostler, c        10-16         3-5          15    2     28     23
12 Kiedrowski       2-2         2-2          5      2     25      7            5    Hilton, g      3-5           1-2          1     5     30     7
20 Davis            0-2         4-6          6      1     18      4            22 Puida, g         4-6           3-4          4     10    32     12
24 Metzger-Jones 3-7            4-4          3      3     18      12           3    McIntyre       5-8           2-2          3     3     31     15
25 Bunts            0-1         0-0          2      0     5       0            4    Radovic        0-0           0-0          0     0     11     0
42 Johnson          1-3         1-2          2      0     6       3            21 Burneika         0-0           0-0          0     0     3      0
50 Mills            3-3         0-0          2      1     10      7            34 Fields           0-0           0-0          0     0     3      0
     Pct./Team      .492        .676         5                                      Pct./Team      .636          .688         1
     Totals         29-59       23-34        51     15    200     87                Totals         35-55         11-16        31    22    200    86
3-point goals (6-16, .375): Metzger-Jones 2-6, Preston 1-1, Heizer 1-4,        3-point goals (5-12, .417): McIntyre 3-5, Savovic 1-4, Puida 1-2, Hilton
Kiedrowski 1-1, Mills 1-1, McLemore 0-1, Davis 0-1, Bunts 0-1.                 0-1.
Blocked Shots (1): Metzger-Jones 1.                                            Blocked Shots (1): Ostler 1.
Steals (11): McLemore 3, Cockle 3, Hahn 2, Heizer 1, Kiedrowski 1, Davis 1.    Steals (8): Martin 2, Hilton 2, Ostler 2, Puida 1, McIntyre 1.
Turnovers (25): Cockle 7, Heizer 5, Cockle 3, Preston 2, Davis 2, Johnson      Turnovers (18): Ostler 6, Savovic 3, Martin 3, Hilton 2, McIntyre 2, Puida
2, Hahn 1, Kiedrowski 1, Metzger-Jones 1, Mills 1.                             1.
Fouled Out: None.                                                              Fouled Out: None.

Halftime Score: Pacific 45, UTPA 27                                            Halftime Score: Hawai’i 43, UTPA 37
Attendance: 3,087                                                              Attendance: 5,756
                            2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
                   Game #9: UTPA 101, UT-Dallas 61                                            Game #10: Arkansas State 73, UTPA 69
                        December 21, 2000                                                             December 23, 2000

     EDINBURG -- Brian Merriweather scored 20 points to lead six Broncs              EDINBURG – Brian Merriweather scored 27UTPAUniversity of Texas-
in double figures in scoring as the UTPA rolled past the University of         Pan American, 73-69, at the UTPA Fieldhouse.
Texas-Dallas, 101-61, at the UTPA Fieldhouse.                                        Merriweather hit on 11-of-17 shots from the field, including five three-
     The Broncs never trailed in the game, but led by just seven points at     pointers in the game. He finished just one point off his season high of 28,
the 9:09 mark of the first half. UTPA then finished the half with a 31-12      set against Sul Ross State in the season opener.
run to take a 48-22 lead into the locker room. UTPA followed that up with            Leading by four at the half, 32-28, the Indians came out of the locker
a 16-0 run to start the second half, giving UTPA it’s largest lead at 66-22.   room firing. ASU went on a 6-0 run to start the second to take it’s largest
     Merriweather, a senior from Evansville, Ind., made 8-of-17 shots          lead of the game at 38-28. But after a UTPA timeout the Broncs went on
from the field, including four three-pointers. He also had a career high       a run of their own. Mire Chatman, who scored 15 points in the game,
seven steals, tying for the seventh most in a single game in UTPA history.     scored seven during a 21-7 run that gave the Broncs a 49-45 lead. The
Mire Chatman scored 17 points off the bench. Terrell Hill continued his        Indians came back and retook the lead on a lay-up by Jason Jennings
strong play at center, notching his first career double-double with 10         with 5:51.
points and 11 rebounds. Kyle Sanders also had a double-double with 10                UTPA came right back on a three-pointer by Chatman to take the lead
points and 12 rebounds, his second double-double of the season. Marcus         back at 53-51. After ASU retook the lead, Chatman hit another trey to give
Quinn scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field.                      the Broncs the lead again. But Nick Rivers jumper with 2:00 left in the
                                                                               game gave the Indians a lead they would not relinquish. UTPA cut the lead
UT-Dallas (1-5)                                                                to just one point on a trey by Merriweather, but that was as close as the
No. Name             FG- FGA      FT-FTA        R    A   MIN PT                Broncs would get.
23 Foster, f         1-5          0-2           3    1   27  3                       Also scoring in double figures for the Broncs were John Braxton
40 Lazarus, f        1-7          0-2           2    0   31  2                 with 10 points and Marcus Quinn with 12 points. Quinn also had a team-
33 Thomas, c         3-9          0-5           4    6   28  6                 high six rebounds.
21 Williams, g       6-11         3-3           5    1   34  15
35 St. Julian, g     4-12         2-4           6    4   34  12                Arkansas State (6-6)
24 Schectman         0-1          0-0           0    0   2   0                 No. Name             FG- FGA     FT-FTA      R      A   MIN      PT
32 Buggs             3-4          0-0           2    1   21  8                 22 Pruitt, f         2-4         3-4         4      1   20       8
44 Parker            0-0          0-0           0    0   2   0                 33 Weaver, f         3-5         3-4         6      0   24       10
45 Timms             5-11         3-4           1    0   21  15                55 Jennings, c       7-12        1-2         5      2   29       15
     Pct./Team       .383         .294          5                              4     Rosser, g      3-6         0-0         4      5   34       8
     Totals          23-60        5-17          28   200 61                    11 Rivers, g         7-13        3-6         0      1   26       18
3-point goals (10-21, .476): Williams 3-3, St. Julian 2-7, Buggs 2-3,          3     Beck           1-2         0-0         0      0   13       3
Timms 2-5, Foster 1-3.                                                         10 Williams          2-3         0-0         2      4   19       5
Blocked Shots (3): Lazarus 3.                                                  24 Sokolewicz 0-0                0-0         0      0   1        0
Steals (9): Williams 4, Foster 2, St. Julian 2, Timms 1.                       32 Adams             1-2         0-0         4      0   25       2
Turnovers (22): Williams 6, Lazarus 4, Thomas 4, Buggs 3, Foster 2,            40 Davis             2-3         0-0         0      0   9        4
Timms 2, St. Julian 1.                                                               Pct./Team      .560        .625        6
Fouled Out: Lazarus, Thomas.                                                         Totals         28-50       10-16       31     13  200      73
                                                                               3-point goals (7-15, .467): Rosser 2-4, Pruitt 1-1, Weaver 1-1, Rivers 1-
UT Pan American Broncs (4-5)                                                   5, Beck 1-1, Williams 1-2, Davis 0-1.
No. Name           FG- FGA      FT-FTA      R     A    MIN     PT              Blocked Shots (2): Jennings 2.
11 Braxton, f      6-11         2-4         3     3    22      16              Steals (3): Weaver 1, Rosser 1, Adams 1.
21 Sanders, f      5-7          0-0         12    3    18      10              Turnovers (14): Jennings 5, Pruitt 2, Weaver 2, Rosser 2, Rivers 1,
22 Hill, c         5-6          0-0         11    1    19      10              Williams 1, Davis 1.
1    Curtis, g     0-3          0-0         2     5    24      0               Fouled Out: None.
23 Merriweather, g 8-17         0-0         2     3    24      20
00 Kuzet           1-1          1-4         1     0    6       3               UT Pan American Broncs (4-6)
3    Davis         0-0          0-0         1     2    4       0               No. Name           FG- FGA     FT-FTA       R    A    MIN     PT
4    Tate          1-4          1-2         6     1    13      3               11 Braxton, f      4-10        1-2         5     3    35      10
5    Canada        0-1          2-2         1     0    4       2               40 Quinn, f        6-14        0-0          6    1    40      12
12 Bills           1-1          0-0         1     0    2       3               22 Hill, c         0-4         1-2          3    0    18      1
13 Cortez          0-0          0-0         0     0    2       0               1    Curtis, g     0-0         0-0          1    1    16      0
15 Hall            0-0          0-0         1     3    8       0               23 Merriweather, g 11-17       0-0          1    1    38      27
32 Chatman         6-12         4-4         3     1    19      17              3    Davis         0-0         0-0          0    1    1       0
40 Quinn           5-6          1-3         4     1    19      11              4    Tate          0-1         0-0          1    0    2       0
52 Gurley          3-6          0-1         3     0    16      6               15 Hall            0-0         0-0          0    1    3       0
     Pct./Team     .547         .550        4                                  21 Sanders         0-1         4-6          1    1    22      4
     Totals        41-75        11-20       55    23   200     101             32 Chatman         3-7         6-6          2    6    25      15
3-point goals (8-22, .364): Merriweather 4-12, Braxton 2-5, Bills 1-1,              Pct./Team     .444        .750         6
Chatman 1-2, Curtis 0-1, Canada 0-1.                                                Totals        24-54       12-16        26   15   200     69
Blocked Shots (2): Hill 1, Quinn 1.                                            3-point goals (9-23, .391): Merriweather 5-11, Chatman 3-5, Braxton 1-
Steals (15): Merriweather 7, Braxton 2, Chatman 2, Sanders 1, Hill 1, Hall     6, Quinn 0-1.
1, Quinn 1.                                                                    Blocked Shots (0): None.
Turnovers (17): Sanders 3, Curtis 3, Chatman 3, Gurley 3, Hall 2, Hill 1,      Steals (7): Merriweather 4, Chatman 2, Quinn 1.
Merriweather 1, Quinn 1.                                                       Turnovers (9): Chatman 3, Braxton 1, Quinn 1, Hill 1, Curtis 1,
Fouled Out: None.                                                              Merriweather 1, Davis 1.
                                                                               Fouled Out: None.
Halftime Score: UTPA 48, UTD 22
Attendance: 1,893                                                              Halftime Score: ASU 32, UTPA 28
                                                                               Attendance: 2,552
                           2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
           Game #11: Southern Methodist 97, UTPA 67                                          Game #12: UTPA 81, Oral Roberts 62
                      December 29, 2000                                                             December 30, 2000

      OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. -- All-American candidate Jeryl Sasser               OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. -- Mire Chatman scored a season-high 25
scored 25 points to lead Southern Methodist University past UTPA, 97-67,   points and had seven steals to help lead UTPA past Oral Roberts 81-62, in
in the first round of the All-College Tournament held at the Myriad.       action at the All-College Tournament, held at the Myriad.
      Sasser won the battle of All-American candidates, as he scored 25         Chatman, a junior from Garland, was nearly unstoppable, hitting on
points, dished out seven assists, made seven steals and pulled down        9-of-11 shots from the field and 5-of-6 shots from the free throw line. He
four rebounds. UTPA’s Brian Merriweather had a solid game, scoring 23      pulled down a season high eight rebounds, had three assists and had a
points, including five three-pointers.                                     season high seven steals. That total ranked in a tie for the seventh
      The Broncs came out of the gates fast, taking an early 9-5 lead      highest single-game total in UTPA history.
behind a pair of Merriweather baskets. But after that the Broncs went           Chatman was instrumental in helping the Broncs break away from
cold and SMU took advantage, heating up to the tune of a 28-5 run that     the Golden Eagles early on. With 17:26 left in the first half, ORU led 4-2.
gave the Mustangs a 33-14 lead. The Broncs went on a short run of their    UTPA then went on a 26-7 run to take a commanding 28-11 lead. Chatman
own, with an 8-1 run to cut the lead to 37-25.                             scored eight points during the run, including two three-point plays.
      However the Mustangs came out of the locker room fast and built           After a timeout ORU started to chip away at the lead and when Ralph
their lead to over 20 points, a lead the Broncs were never able to over-   Charles hit a pair of free throws with 2:38 left in the half the lead was just four
come.                                                                      at 34-30. But the Broncs finished the half with a 7-0 run, keyed by five points
                                                                           from Chatman. In the second half the Golden Eagles were able to cut the lead
UT Pan American Broncs (4-7)                                               to 10 points three times, but could never get the count into single digits.
No. Name               FG- FGA     FT-FTA     R    A   MIN     PT               Terrell Hill had his second strong game in the tournament, nearly
4     Tate, f          0-1         0-0        2    0   11      0           posting his second double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.
21 Sanders, f          1-1         2-2        3    0   26      4           Brian Merriweather had 13 points and John Braxton had 11 points. ORU
22 Hill, c             3-7         4-8        12   0   32      10          was led by Charles with 15 points. Evan Black was the only other Golden
23 Merriweather, g 8-18            2-2        3    1   36      23          Eagle in double figures with 13 points.
32 Chatman, g          4-16        1-1        7    2   26      10
00 Kuzet               0-0         0-0        1    0   2       0           Oral Roberts (3-9)
1     Curtis           0-1         1-2        0    4   13      1           No. Name            FG- FGA     FT-FTA      R             A     MIN      PT
3     Davis            1-1         0-0        0    0   3       2           15 Gastel, f        3-6         0-0         2             1     22       6
11 Braxton             5-10        2-2        2    0   23      12          44 Brown, f         1-5         2-2         5             2     27       4
15 Hall                1-1         0-2        1    0   10      3           3    Atkinson, c    3-8         1-2         1             0     27       8
40 Quinn               1-3         0-1        3    1   15      2           5    Spencer, g     3-8         2-2         1             1     30       8
52 Gurley              0-1         0-0        1    0   3       0           40 Charles, g       6-10        3-5         4             1     34       15
      Pct./Team        .400        .600       6                            10 Barnes           3-7         0-1         3             1     13       8
      Totals           24-60       12-20      41   8   200     67          13 Black            4-8         2-2         1             2     20       13
3-point goals (7-23, .304): Merriweather 5-13, Chatman 1-5, Hall 1-1,      24 Cameron          0-2         0-1         3             0     10       0
Hill 0-1, Braxton 0-3.                                                     43 Stewart          0-2         0-0         3             3     14       0
Blocked Shots (2): Hill 1, Curtis 1.                                       50 Ludwig           0-0         0-0         0             0     3        0
Steals (7): Chatman 3, Braxton 2, Sanders 1, Hill 1.                            Pct./Team      .411        .667        4
Turnovers (24): Chatman 5, Curtis 4, Braxton 4, Sanders 3, Merriweather         Totals         23-56       10-15       27           11    200     62
2, Hall 2, Hill 1, Quinn 1, Gurley 1, Team 1.                              3-point goals (6-19, .316): Black 3-6, Barnes 2-3,       Atkinson 1-4, Spencer
Fouled Out: Hill.                                                          0-4, Charles 0-1, Cameron 0-1.
                                                                           Blocked Shots (2): Gastel 1, Charles 1.
SMU (9-2)                                                                  Steals (5): Atkinson 2, Charles 2, Brown 1.
No. Name             FG- FGA      FT-FTA    R     A     MIN     PT         Turnovers (16): Atkinson 2, Spencer 2, Charles           2, Barnes 2, Black 2,
34 Davis, f          3-9          3-4       5     1     28      10         Stewart 2, Ludwig 2, Gastel 1, Brown 1.
55 Niemi, f          2-4          2-2       1     0     15      7          Fouled Out: Spencer.
4    Hancock, c      5-10         7-11      4     4     27      17
5    Sasser, g       9-17         5-8       4     7     35      25         UT Pan American Broncs (5-7)
13 Ross, g           6-9          3-3       3     1     26      18         No. Name            FG- FGA    FT-FTA       R     A       MIN  PT
2    Nedd            1-1          0-0       0     0     2       2          11 Braxton, f       4-7        0-1          6     1       27   11
11 Heath             0-0          0-0       0     0     1       0          21 Sanders, f       1-4        2-2          3     0       16   4
21 Vasquez           0-0          0-0       0     0     1       0          22 Hill, c          4-9        1-1          9     1       38   9
23 Atkins            1-3          2-2       1     1     14      4          1    Curtis, g      1-5        3-4          3     1       23   5
24 Lowe              0-0          2-2       1     0     11      2          23 Merriweather, g 4-10        4-4          4     1       33   13
25 Wilson            0-0          0-0       0     1     1       0          3    Davis          0-1        1-2          0     0       1    1
33 Kelley            2-2          2-3       5     2     14      6          15 Hall             2-3        0-1          1     1       13   4
43 Floyd             3-5          0-0       6     1     20      6          32 Chatman          9-11       5-6          8     3       26   25
54 Forinash          0-0          0-2       0     0     5       0          40 Quinn            4-5        1-2          4     0       23   9
     Pct./Team       .533         .703      5                                   Pct./Team      .527       .739         1
     Totals          32-60        26-37     35    18    200     97              Totals         29-55      17-23        39    8       200  81
3-point goals (7-18, .389): Ross 3-5, Sasser 2-7, Davis 1-2, Niemi 1-1,    3-point goals (6-10, .600): Braxton 3-3, Chatman 2-3, Merriweather 1-
Hancock 0-1, Atkins 0-2.                                                   3, Curtis 0-1.
Blocked Shots (1): Ross 1.                                                 Blocked Shots (6): Hill 3, Quinn 2, Merriweather 1.
Steals (14): Sasser 7, Atkins 3, Davis 1, Hancock 1, Kelley 1, Floyd 1.    Steals (12): Chatman 7, Merriweather 3, Hill 1, Curtis 1.
Turnovers (12): Ross 3, Hancock 2, Davis 1, Sasser 1, Atkins 1, Lowe       Turnovers (17): Chatman 5, Hill 3, Curtis 3, Sanders 2, Merriweather 2,
1, Kelley 1, Floyd 1, Forinash 1.                                          Braxton 1, Quinn 1.
Fouled Out: Kelley.                                                        Fouled Out: None.

Halftime Score: SMU 42, UTPA 26                                            Halftime Score: UTPA 43, ORU 30
Attendance: 7,513                                                          Attendance: 8,471
                            2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
                Game #13: Kansas State 69, UTPA 68                                            Game #14: Colorado State 71, UTPA 62
                         January 2, 2001                                                                January 4, 2001

      MANHATTAN, KAN. -- Matt Siebrandt hit the first of two free throw               FORT COLLINS, COL. -- Mire Chatman scored 23 points, but it wasn't
attempts with 2.4 seconds to play to snap a 68-68 tie and lead Kansas          enough as the Broncs lost their seventh road game of the season, 71-62,
State University to a 69-68 win over the Broncs at Bramlage Coliseum.          to Colorado State at Moby Arena.
      The Broncs, who led most of the second half, took their largest lead            Chatman, a junior from Garland, scored 20 or more points for the
of the half, 66-59, on a lay-up by Brian Merriweather with 5:43 left.          third straight game. He hit on 9-of-15 shots from the field, pulled down
Kansas State would come back, slowly chipping away at the lead. Larry          five rebounds and had two steals. Brian Merriweather was the only
Reid and Kelvin Howell each hit two free throws to cut the lead to three       other Bronc to score in double figures with 11 points. It was also the third
points with 4:49 left. Siebrandt hit one of two free throws to cut the lead    straight game that Chatman has led the Broncs in scoring.
to just two points with 3:26 left. Chatman then hit a short jumper to give            UTPA surprised the homestanding Rams with a 9-2 run to start the
the Broncs a 68-64 lead with 2:32 left. Siebrandt came right back with a       game and led through much of the first half. CSU came back and took its
three-point play to cut the lead to just one point with 2:04 left. Travis      first lead of the half at the 7:41 mark on a three-pointer by Ron Grady. The
Reynolds then tied things at 68-68 with just 32 seconds left. However          Broncs regained the lead and held it until Garrett Patik's basket with 2:11
the Broncs were unable to get off a shot and Siebrandt was fouled with         left. The Rams took a 30-29 lead into the locker room.
2.4 seconds left and he hit the first of the two free throws to give KSU the          Again the Broncs came out firing to start the second half and wid-
win.                                                                           ened their lead to as much as five points. However the Rams used a 10-
      Chatman continued on his recent hot streak, scoring a game-high 21       0 run to retake the lead for good. CSU led by as many as 13 points. UTPA
points in just 24 minutes of playing time, coming off the bench. Chatman,      cut the lead under 10 points, but could not get any closer than that.
a junior from Garland, Texas, also had four steals, three rebounds and                John Sivesind led a trio of Rams in double figures with 17 points.
two assists. He made 8-of-10 shots from the field, including 4-of-5 from       David Fisher had 15 points and Grady had 14 points. CSU held the
three-point range.                                                             Broncs to a season low four three-pointers in the game. UTPA came into
      UTPA came out strong right from the start, surprising the home crowd     the game averaging 8.2 per game. The Broncs also shot just 40.4% (21-
at Bramlage Coliseum by taking an early 16-8 lead on a three-pointer by        52) from the field and 21.1% (4-19) from three-point range. CSU shot
Merriweather. The Broncs would lead by as many as nine points before           46.0% and 33.3%, respectively, in comparison.
the Wildcats came back. An 11-0 KSU run to end the half gave the
Wildcats a 36-34 lead going into the locker room.                              UT Pan American Broncs (5-9)
                                                                               No. Name             FG- FGA     FT-FTA     R      A   MIN     PT
UT Pan American Broncs (5-8)                                                   11 Braxton, f        3-7         1-2        6      3   27      7
No. Name           FG- FGA     FT-FTA     R       A    MIN    PT               21 Sanders, f        2-3         0-0        2      0   19      4
11 Braxton, f      1-7         0-0        5       3    31     2                22 Hill, c           0-3         5-6        9      0   28      5
21 Sanders, f      5-7         0-0        4       2    23     10               1    Curtis, g       3-8         3-6        3      3   40      9
22 Hill, c         4-7         0-0        6       1    34     8                23 Merriweather, g 3-15          2-2        4      1   34      11
1   Curtis, g      3-5         0-2        4       7    37     9                3    Davis           1-1         0-0        1      0   2       2
23 Merriweather, g 4-11        0-0        2       2    30      11              4    Tate            0-0         0-0        0      0   2       0
15 Hall            0-0         0-0        0       0    1      0                32 Chatman           9-15        4-6        5      0   31      23
32 Chatman         8-10        1-2        3       2    24     21               40 Quinn             0-0         0-0        3      0   11      0
40 Quinn           2-5         3-4        6       2    20     7                52 Gurley            0-0         1-2        2      0   6       1
    Pct./Team      .519        .500       2                                         Pct./Team       .404        .667       1
    Totals         27-52       4-8        32      19   200    68                    Totals          21-52       16-24      36     7   200     62
3-point goals (10-18, .556): Chatman 4-5, Curtis 3-3, Merriweather 3-6,        3-point goals (4-19, .211): Merriweather 3-9, Chatman 1-4, Braxton 0-3,
Braxton 0-4.                                                                   Curtis 0-3.
Blocked Shots (2): Hill 2.                                                     Blocked Shots (1): Chatman 1.
Steals (5): Chatman 4, Hill 1.                                                 Steals (8): Hill 3, Sanders 2, Chatman 2, Braxton 1.
Turnovers (18): Curtis 5, Chatman 5, Braxton 3, Hill 2, Quinn 2,               Turnovers (17): Curtis 4, Chatman 4, Braxton 3, Merriweather 3, Sand-
Merriweather 1.                                                                ers 2, Quinn 1.
Fouled Out: None.                                                              Fouled Out: Quinn.

Kansas State (6-5)                                                             Colorado State (9-4)
No. Name            FG- FGA     FT-FTA       R     A     MIN    PT             No. Name            FG- FGA       FT-FTA     R     A     MIN    PT
34 Siebrandt, f 4-7             4-8          3     4     24     12             33 Greene, f        4-6           0-2        9     4     27     8
44 Howell, f        6-8         3-6          8     2     24     15             40 Patick, f        2-8           0-2        9     2     31     4
3    Buchanan, g 4-7            0-0          2     2     26     8              44 Fisher, c        2-6           11-16      2     1     24     15
11 Reid, g          1-11        4-4          6     5     40     6              11 Birley, g        0-5           0-0        1     4     27     0
32 Terry, g         1-6         1-1          2     3     25     3              32 Sivesind, g      6-8           3-4        1     1     34     17
5    Reynolds       2-4         1-4          7     1     21     5              1    Sanders        0-0           1-3        2     0     6      1
21 Sulic            1-1         0-0          1     0     7      2              3    Grady          6-14          0-0       4      1    26      14
23 Atchison         6-13        2-2          0     0     31     18             10 Palmer           1-1           5-6        1     3     21     8
33 Leonard          0-0         0-0          1     0     2      0              15 Harris           2-2           0-0        1     0     4      4
     Pct./Team      .439        .600         0                                      Pct./Team      .460          .606       2
     Totals         25-57       15-25        30    17    200    69                  Totals         23-50         20-33      32    16    200    71
3-point goals (4-13, .308): Atchison 4-8, Reid 0-3, Terry 0-2.                 3-point goals (5-15, .333): Sivesind 2-4, Grady 2-5, Palmer 1-1, Patik 0-
Blocked Shots (2): Buchanan 1, Terry 1.                                        1, Birley 0-4.
Steals (8): Atchison 3, Reid 2, Siebrandt 1, Terry 1, Reynolds 1.              Blocked Shots (2): Grady 2.
Turnovers (11): Howell 3, Reynolds 3, Buchanan 2, Siebrandt 1, Reid 1,         Steals (5): Palmer 3, Patik 1, Birley 1.
Terry 1.                                                                       Turnovers (11): Fisher 3, Grady 3, Greene 2, Sivesind 2, Birley 1.
Fouled Out: Buchanan.                                                          Fouled Out: None.

Halftime Score: KSU 36, UTPA 34                                                Halftime Score: CSU 30, UTPA 29
Attendance: 4,591                                                              Attendance: 2,111
                             2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
                 Game #15: UTPA 98, LeTourneau 33                                                      Game #16: Rice 75, UTPA 71
                         January 8, 2001                                                                   January 10, 2001

      EDINBURG -- Kyle Sanders led five Broncs in double figures and UTPA              HOUSTON -- Mire Chatman scored a game-high 22 points, but it
held LeTourneau University to just seven first half points as the Broncs         wasn’t enough as a furious second half rally fell short and the University
rolled to an easy 98-33 win over the Yellowjackets at the UTPA Fieldhouse.       of Texas-Pan American men’s basketball team fell to Rice University 75-
      Sanders hit on 9-of-10 shots from the field and made all three of his      71 in action Wednesday night at Autry Court.
foul shots to set a career high of 21 points. His previous best was 19                 Chatman, a junior from Garland, scored 20 or more points for the
points against Wright State last season. He also pulled down eight re-           fourth time in the last five games to lead the way for UTPA. He also tied for
bounds, second best on the team.                                                 the team lead with six rebounds.
      Sanders made the first basket of the game, a lay-up just 1:04 into the           UTPA trailed by as much as 21 points in the second half when Erik
contest, and the Broncs never looked back. UTPA outscored the                    Cooper completed a three-point play with 16:17 left in the game. But
Yellowjackets 49-7 in the first half. LU made just 2-of-32 shots from the        behind the shooting of Chatman and Brian Merriweather, the Broncs slowly
field in the first half (6.3%) and were outrebounded 40-13 by the Broncs.        chipped away at the lead. Chatman scored 12 of his points during the 42-
UTPA shot 52.8% from the field in the first period.                              23 run that cut the Owl lead to two points with 2:06 left. However the
      LeTourneau had greater success in the second half, but never got           Broncs could not score in the final two minutes and Michael Walton hit a
into the game. For the contest LU shot 16.7% from the field (11-66), while       pair of free throws to ice the game with seven seconds left.
UTPA shot 55.7% (39-70). Four Broncs joined Sanders in double figures.                 The loss was the 11th in a row for UTPA on the road. For the third
                                                                                 straight game the contest was decided in the final seconds. In falling to
LeTourneau (4-6)                                                                 Colorado State, Kansas State and Rice, the Broncs were outscored by
No. Name             FG- FGA      FT-FTA        R      A      MIN    PT          just 14 total points.
22 Brantley, f       4-10         0-0           2      2      29     10
35 Hilton, f         0-6          0-0           1      3      18     0           UT Pan American Broncs (6-10)
42 McDaniel, c       2-6          2-2           2      0      10     6           No. Name              FG- FGA     FT-FTA     R     A    MIN    PT
10 Craig, g          0-3          0-0           2      2      21     0           11 Braxton, f        0-2          0-0        1     1    15     0
40 Dygert, g         2-8          0-1           3      0      28     4           21 Sanders, f        2-3          3-4        4     1    28     7
11 Alexander         0-2          1-2           0      0      12     1           22 Hill, c            5-10        0-0        6     2    25     10
14 O’Heam            0-0          0-0           1      1      6      0           1    Curtis, g        1-2         7-8        4     8    32     9
20 Roster            0-5          0-0           3      0      10     0           23 Merriweather, g 5-13           1-2        2     0    30     14
32 James             0-4          0-0           2      0      13     0           3    Davis            0-0         0-0        0     0    1      0
33 Bastian           2-5          0-0           3      0      8      6           4    Tate             0-0         0-0        0     1    5      0
50 R. Aram           0-1          0-2           3      0      20     0           15 Hall               0-1         0-0        0     0    6      0
52 C. Aram           0-8          0-2           3      0      12     0           32 Chatman            8-19        2-2        6     2    31     22
53 Culver            1-8          4-7           5      0      13     6           40 Quinn              4-8         1-3        3     0    24     9
     Pct./Team       .167         .438          2                                52 Gurley             0-1         0-0        0     0    3      0
     Totals          11-66        7-16          32     8      200    33               Pct./Team        .424        .737       3
3-point goals (4-29, .138): Brantley 2-6, Bastian 2-4, Hilton 0-6, McDaniel 0-        Totals           25-59       14-19      29    15   200    71
1, Craig 0-1, Dygert 0-1, Alexander 0-2, Roster 0-4, James 0-3, C. Aram 0-1.     3-point goals (7-20, .350): Chatman 4-7, Merriweather 3-8, Braxton 0-
Blocked Shots (1): C. Aram.                                                      1, Curtis 0-1, Hall 0-1, Quinn 0-2.
Steals (4): Craig 2, Brantley 1, Alexander 1.                                    Blocked Shots (2): Chatman 2.
Turnovers (14): Craig 4, Dygert 3, Roster 2, Hilton 2, O’Heam 1, C. Aram         Steals (6): Chatman 3, Curtis 2, Braxton 1.
1, Culver 1.                                                                     Turnovers (9): Braxton 4, Hill 2, Curtis 1, Chatman 1, Hall 1.
Fouled Out: Roster.                                                              Fouled Out: Hill.

UT Pan American Broncs (6-9)                                                     Rice (9-4)
No. Name             FG- FGA        FT-FTA     R    A      MIN     PT            No. Name            FG- FGA      FT-FTA      R      A   MIN     PT
11 Braxton, f        4-15           2-2        5    6      16      10            22 Tyndell, f       5-12         0-0         2      0   32      12
21 Sanders, f        9-10           3-3        8    0      18      21            33 Cooper, f        6-13         4-5         6      3   35      16
22 Hill, c           2-4            2-3        6    1      19      6             5    McKenzie, c 1-2             1-1         11     1   25      3
1    Curtis, g       1-3            0-0        6    5      14      2             00 Mance, g         1-3          0-0         0      1   13      3
23 Merriweather, g 5-10             1-1        2    1      18      14            34 Wilks, g         7-13         11-12       7      5   38      27
00 Kuzet             1-2            0-0        1    0      7       2             11 Walton           3-4          2-2         3      1   29      9
3    Davis           0-0            0-0        2    2      9       0             12 Kollik           0-0          0-0         0      0   1       0
4    Tate            1-3            1-2        4    5      16      3             15 Smith            0-0          1-4         0      0   4       1
5    Canada          2-2            0-0        0    0      7       5             32 Morgan           0-0          2-2         0      0   7       2
12 Bills             1-2            0-0        3    0      7       2             42 Diene            0-2          2-2         5      0   16      2
13 Cortez            0-0            0-0        0    1      5       0                  Pct./Team      .469         .821        2
15 Hall              1-1            0-0        1    3      19      2                  Totals         23-49        23-28       36     11  200     75
32 Chatman           6-8            2-5        6    5      16      14            3-point goals (6-23, .261): Tyndell 2-9, Wilks 2-6, Mance 1-3, Walton 1-
40 Quinn             3-4            1-2        11   0      15      7             2, Cooper 0-3.
52 Gurley            3-6            4-8        5    0      14      10            Blocked Shots (3): McKenzie 2, Diene 1.
     Pct./Team       .557           .615       6                                 Steals (6): Tyndell 3, Wilks 2, Walton 1.
     Totals          39-70          16-26      66   29     200     98            Turnovers (16): Wilks 5, McKenzie 4, Cooper 2, Walton 2, Kollik 1, Mor-
3-point goals (4-13, .308): Merriweather 3-6, Canada 1-1, Tate 0-1, Bills        gan 1, Diene 1.
0-1, Chatman 0-1, Braxton 0-3.                                                   Fouled Out: None.
Blocked Shots (4): Quinn 2, Hill 1, Chatman 1.
Steals (10): Braxton 3, Chatman 3, Hill 1, Merriweather 1, Hall 1, Gurley 1.     Halftime Score: Rice 36, UTPA 24
Turnovers (16): Chatman 4, Curtis 2, Quinn 2, Braxton 1, Sanders 1, Hill         Attendance: 1,674
1, Kuzet 1, Tate 1, Bills 1, Hall 1, Gurley 1.
Fouled Out: None.
Halftime Score: UTPA 49, LeTourneau 7
Attendance: 1,245
                            2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
                    Game #17: UTPA 84, Albany 69                                           Game #18: Louisiana-Lafayette 72, UTPA 71
                         January 13, 2001                                                              January 15, 2001

      EDINBURG -- Brian Merriweather and Mire Chatman combined to                    LAFAYETTE, LA. -- Brian Merriweather scored 21 points, but a late
score 47 points as UTPA rolled to an 84-69 win over Albany, 84-69, at the      11-3 Louisiana-Lafayette run helped the Ragin’ Cajuns come from behind
UTPA Fieldhouse.                                                               to defeat the Broncs 72-71 at the Cajun Dome.
      Merriweather, a senior from Evansville, Ind., scored 19 of his 24              The Cajuns closed out the contest on an 11-3 run over the final 4:18 to
points in the second half, including six three pointers. Chatman, a junior     win their sixth straight over the Broncs and third straight overall, despite
from Garland, had a solid all-around game with 23 points, five rebounds,       hitting only one of their final eight free throws and finishing only 8-of-22
four steals and two assists.                                                   from the charity stripe in the game. Brian Merriweather led UTPA with 21
      UTPA struggled in the first half with 11 turnovers and made just         points, including four 3-pointers, while John Braxton added 19 points with
39.3% (11-28) of its shots from the field. But trailing 34-24 with just 56     five treys. Mire Chatman came off the Bronc bench to tally 13 points.
second left in the half, the Broncs began to turn it around. First,                  The Cajuns took a 40-36 halftime lead into the locker room at the
Merriweather hit a three-pointer with 48 seconds left. Then, after a de-       halftime break and continued to lead by four at 50-46 on Harmon’s three-
fensive stop, Chatman hit a long three-pointer as the buzzer sounded to        pointer at the 14:54 mark. However, UTPA exploded on a 16-2 run over the
cut the lead to just 34-30 at the half.                                        next seven minutes and capped the rally when Terrell Hill’s baseline jumper
      The Broncs used the momentum from the late run to take control in        gave the Broncs a 60-52 lead, their largest of the night, at the 8:00 mark.
the second half. Trailing 47-43 with 14:30 left in the game, UTPA went on            Over the next four minutes, the Cajuns shaved only one point off that
a 16-2 run to take a commanding 63-49 lead at the 8:05 mark of the first       lead and continued to trail at 68-61 after Braxton’s three-pointer at the top
half. Albany never cut the lead to less than 10 points the rest of the way.    of the key. That’s when the Cajuns took off on their game-ending
      Two other Broncs scored in double figures. John Braxton had his          run.Harmon drilled a three-pointer to cut the lead to four, and Robins
best game in recent weeks with 14 points, while Kyle Sanders continued         brought the Cajuns to within a bucket after stealing a UTPA pass and
his strong play of late with 10 points. Terrell Hill led the team with seven   taking it the length of the court with only 3:19 remaining.
rebounds, while Kwasinda Curtis had 10 assists.                                      Butler gave the Cajuns their first lead since the 14:27 mark after
                                                                               nailing a driving jumper with two minutes left, but UTPA regained at the
Albany (4-12)                                                                  1:24 mark when Marcus Quinn rebounded a Braxton miss. With 1:10
No. Name            FG- FGA      FT-FTA      R      A     MIN     PT           remaining, Thomas converted a basket inside and the Cajun defense held
20 Hopes, f         0-5          3-4         2      3     33      3            the rest of the way.
44 Brand, f         6-11         9-11        7      4     33      21
40 Vukovic, c       3-5          0-0         2      0     17      6            UT Pan American Broncs (7-11)
4    Johnson, g     4-8          0-0         3      1     38      8            No. Name              FG- FGA  FT-FTA       R     A    MIN          PT
12 Gallup, g        6-12         2-5         0      1     36      16           11 Braxton, f         6-11     2-4          3     1    28           19
13 Ouattara         0-0          2-2         2      0     11      2            21 Sanders, f         2-3      0-0          3     0    23           4
22 Barnhill         5-10         3-7         9      2     29      13           22 Hill, c            2-6      0-0          7     2    34           4
24 Barnes           0-0          0-0         0      0     1       0            1    Curtis, g        2-5      0-0          6     5    34           4
25 Picard           0-0          0-0         0      0     2       0            23 Merriweather, g 6-14        5-6          5     2    37           21
     Pct./Team      .471         .655        5                                 32 Chatman            5-13     1-2          5     3    24           13
     Totals         24-51        19-29       30     11    200     69           40 Quinn              3-5      0-2          4     0    19           6
3-point goals (2-7, .286): Gallup 2-5, Hopes 0-2.                              52 Gurley             0-0      0-0          0     0    1            0
Blocked Shots (1): Brand 1.                                                         Pct./Team        .456     .571         3
Steals (10): Brand 3, Gallup 2, Ouattara 2, Vukovic 1, Gallup 1, Barnhill 1.        Totals           26-57    8-14         36    13   200          71
Turnovers (17): Brand 7, Johnson 3, Hopes 2, Vukovic 2, Barnhill 2,            3-point goals (11-26, .423): Braxton 5-7, Merriweather 4-12,       Chatman
Gallup 1.                                                                      2-5, Hill 0-1, Curtis 0-1.
Fouled Out: None.                                                              Blocked Shots (1): Chatman 1.
                                                                               Steals (6): Braxton 2, Chatman 2, Curtis 1, Merriweather 1.
UT Pan American Broncs (7-10)                                                  Turnovers (17): Chatman 5, Curtis 3, Braxton 3, Sanders            2, Hill 2,
No. Name             FG- FGA   FT-FTA      R      A      MIN    PT             Merriweather 2.
11 Braxton, f        4-8       3-4         4      2      22     14             Fouled Out: Sanders.
21 Sanders, f        4-5       2-4         5      2      29     10
22 Hill, c           2-3       0-1         7      0      24     4              Louisiana-Lafayette (8-6)
1    Curtis, g       2-5       0-0         3      10     31     5              No. Name            FG- FGA     FT-FTA     R     A     MIN     PT
23 Merriweather, g 8-17        2-2         3      1      35     24             30 Thomas, f        8-21        3-8        9     2     38      19
4    Tate            1-2       0-0         2      2      10     2              52 DeGray, f        0-3         0-0        2     2     9       0
15 Hall              0-0       0-0         0      0      4      0              42 Smith, c         2-3         0-1        3     0     15      4
32 Chatman           10-16     0-1         5      2      31     23             5   Lawrence, g 1-2             0-0        2     1     15      2
40 Quinn             1-2       0-2         3      0      13     2              22 Harmon, g        6-11        0-0        5     4     36      16
52 Gurley            0-0       0-0         0      0      1      0              1   Evans           0-3         0-0        5     2     21      0
     Pct./Team       .552      .500        3                                   21 Bridges          2-2         0-2        1     0     6       4
     Totals          32-58     7-14        35     19     200    84             23 Butler           4-12        4-6        3     7     33      12
3-point goals (13-30, .433): Merriweather 6-14, Braxton 3-5, Chatman           32 Robins           6-8         1-5        9     1     22      13
3-8, Curtis 1-2, Tate 0-1.                                                     55 Davis            1-1         0-0        1     0     5       2
Blocked Shots (1): Quinn 1.                                                        Pct./Team       .455        .364       1
Steals (10): Chatman 4, Merriweather 3, Curtis 2, Sanders 1.                       Totals          30-66       8-22       41    19    200     72
Turnovers (20): Curtis 6, Chatman 4, Braxton 3, Hall 3, Sanders 2, Hill 1,     3-point goals (4-14, .286): Harmon 4-8, Butler 0-5, Evans 0-1.
Merriweather 1.                                                                Blocked Shots (3): Thomas 1, Robins 1, Davis 1.
Fouled Out: Braxton, Hill.                                                     Steals (6): Butler 3, DeGray 1, Lawrence 1, Robins 1.
                                                                               Turnovers (13): Thomas 5, Lawrence 2, Butler 2, DeGray 1, Smith 1,
Halftime Score: Albany 34, UTPA 30                                             Harmon 1, Evans 1.
Attendance: 3,109                                                              Fouled Out: None.

                                                                               Halftime Score: ULL 40, UTPA 36
                                                                               Attendance: 3,824
                             2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
                   Game #19: UTPA 66, Air Force 60                                                Game #20: Washington 71, UTPA 63
                         January 24, 2001                                                                 January 29, 2001

      COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- John Braxton led a balanced attack                    PULLMAN, WASH. -- Mike Bush scored 20 points to lead a second
with 14 points as UTPA won it's first road game of the season by a 66-60         half comeback as Washington State defeated UTPA at the Friel Center.
count over the Air Force Academy at Clune Arena.                                       The Broncs led by as much as four points early in the second half,
      UTPA led the entire second half, but nearly saw the lead slip away late    but the Cougars slowly chipped away at the lead and took the lead for
in the game as the Falcons staged a rally. UTPA took an 11-point lead early      good on a lay-up by J Locklier at the 11:47 mark. Mire Chatman helped to
in the second half, but the Falcons went on a 10-3 run midway through the        keep the Broncs in the game with nine second half points, including a lay-
period to cut the lead to just one at 49-48. But Terrell Hill came back on the   up with 4:03 left that cut the WSU lead to just two points. However, the
next possession with a dunk to move the lead back to three. That score           Cougars ended the game on an 11-5 to hold off the Broncs.
keyed a 6-0 run that gave the Broncs a comfortable six-point advantage.                Chatman led the Broncs in scoring with 17 points, while Brian
      But the Falcons again cut into the Bronc lead behind a three-pointer       Merriweather chipped in with 16 points, including four three-pointers.
by Robert Todd. The shot cut the UTPA lead to just four points. But the          Terrell Hill (11) and John Braxton (10) also scored in double figures. Mike
Broncs hit six of eight free throws in the final 37 seconds of the game to       Bush led the Cougars with 20 points.
ice the win.                                                                           The Broncs dominated play in the first half and led by 10 points when
      Braxton, a senior from Seabrook, led the way with 14 points. Mire          John Braxton nailed a three-pointer with 3:14 left in the half. But the
Chatman came off the bench to score 13 points and pulled down a team-            Cougars closed the first half strong, going on a 10-2 run to end the half,
high six rebounds. Kyle Sanders and Hill both fought off foul trouble to         including a layup by Jerry McNair as the buzzer sounded to cut the lead
score nine point apiece. Brian Merriweather also had eight points.               to just 35-33 at the break.
      The Broncs came out of the gates strong, scoring the first seven
points of the game. However the Falcons cut into the lead and eventually         UT Pan American Broncs (8-12)
took the lead for the first time at the 12:43 mark on a lay-up by Tom            No. Name           FG- FGA     FT-FTA      R      A      MIN    PT
Bellairs. That helped to key an 8-3 run which gave the Falcons their             11 Braxton, f      3-9         2-2         3      3      37     10
largest lead of the game at 28-19. But the Broncs went on a 20-0 run at          21 Sanders, f      3-5         1-2         4      1      30     7
the end of the first half and the start of the second half to take an 11-point   22 Hill, c         5-9         1-1         4      0      24     11
lead and never trailed again.                                                    1     Curtis, g    0-2         0-0         3      4      31     0
                                                                                 23 Merriweather, g 6-14        0-0         3      0      33     16
UT Pan American Broncs (8-11)                                                    3     Davis        0-0         0-0         0      0      1      0
No. Name            FG- FGA    FT-FTA      R     A     MIN     PT                4     Tate         0-0         0-0         0      0      1      0
11 Braxton, f       4-7        4-4         4     1     35      14                5     Canada       0-0         0-0         0      0      1      0
21 Sanders, f       3-3        3-4         4     1     28      9                 32 Chatman         6-13        3-4         4      3      25     17
22 Hill, c          3-4        3-6         4     3     21      9                 40 Quinn           1-4         0-0         1      0      15     2
1    Curtis, g      0-5        6-8         4     4     33      6                 52 Gurley          0-1         0-0         0      0      1      0
23 Merriweather, g 3-10        0-0         2     3     34      8                       Pct./Team    .421        .778        6
3    Davis          0-0        0-0         0     0     1       0                       Totals       24-57       7-9         28     11     200    63
4    Tate           2-4        0-0         0     0     9       4                 3-point goals (8-21, .381): Merriweather 4-9, Braxton 2-5, Chatman 2-
15 Hall             0-0        0-0         0     1     1       0                 6, Curtis 0-1.
32 Chatman          4-12       4-4         6     2     29      13                Blocked Shots (1): Hill 1.
40 Quinn            1-1        1-2         2     0     8       3                 Steals (8): Chatman 3, Merriweather 2, Braxton 1, Hill 1, Quinn 1.
52 Gurley           0-0        0-0         0     0     2       0                 Turnovers (18): Curtis 5, Chatman 4, Sanders 3, Merriweather 3, Braxton
     Pct./Team      .435       .750        2                                     2, Hill 1.
     Totals         20-46      21-28       28    15    200     66                Fouled Out: Curtis.
3-point goals (5-15, .333): Braxton 2-3, Merriweather 2-7, Chatman 1-
4, Curtis 0-1.                                                                   Washington State (8-10)
Blocked Shots (0): None.                                                         No. Name           FG- FGA      FT-FTA     R       A      MIN    PT
Steals (6): Braxton 2, Chatman 2, Sanders 1, Curtis 1.                           2   Little, f      4-8          1-2        4       0      34     9
Turnovers (7): Chatman 2, Braxton 1, Sanders 1, Curtis 1, Merriweather           25 Riley, f        2-3          2-2        4       0      15     6
1, Tate 1.                                                                       24 Locklier, c     7-10         2-4        7       0      27     16
Fouled Out: None.                                                                1   Moore, g       2-5          0-2        4       1      37     4
                                                                                 5   Bush, g        5-13         8-14       11      3      40     20
Air Force (5-12)                                                                 3   McNair         3-4          2-2        0       1      16     9
No.  Name           FG- FGA     FT-FTA      R     A     MIN       PT             4   Minor          1-3          2-2        1       2      18     4
24   Croff, f       0-4         0-0         1     0     19        0              11 Clark           0-0          2-2        0       1      5      2
33   Gerlach, f     3-6         3-4         1     1     25        9              23 Adams           0-2          1-2        1       0      8      1
32   Bellairs, c    4-9         4-7         12    3     40        12                 Pct./Team      .500         .625       5
12   Yazzie, g      6-11        0-0         3     3     37        16                 Totals         24-48        20-32      37      8      200    71
22   Jenkins, g     1-2         9-10        3     3     39        11             3-point goals (3-10, .300): Bush 2-4, McNair 1-2, Moore 0-1, Minor 0-2,
2    Mansell        0-0         0-0         0     0     1         0              Adams 0-1.
10   Kuhle          1-1         0-0         3     3     17        3              Blocked Shots (1): Minor 1.
34   Todd           3-8         0-0         3     1     22        9              Steals (7): Moore 4, Bush 2, Riley 1.
     Pct./Team      .439        .762        1                                    Turnovers (19): Bush 5, Moore 4, Locklier 4, Little 3, Riley 2, Clark 1.
     Totals         18-41       16-21       27    14    200       60             Fouled Out: None.
3-point goals (8-25, .320): Yazzie 4-9, Todd 3-8, Kuhle 1-1, Croff 0-4,
Gerlach 0-2, Jenkins 0-1.                                                        Halftime Score: UTPA 35, WSU 33
Blocked Shots (5): Todd 2, Gerlach 1, Yazzie 1, Jenkins 1.                       Attendance: 1,936
Steals (4): Jenkins 2, Gerlach 1, Yazzie 1.
Turnovers (13): Jenkins 4, Gerlach 3, Todd 2, Team 2, Bellairs 1, Kuhle 1.
Fouled Out: Gerlach.

Halftime Score: UTPA 35, AFA 28
Attendance: 682
                            2000-01 UTPA Men’s Basketball Release
                Game #21: Wright State 74, UTPA 69                                    Game #22: UTPA 95, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 86
                        January 31, 2001                                                             February , 2001

      DAYTON, OHIO -- Mire Chatman led four Broncs in double figures                EDINBURG -- Brian Merriweather and Mire Chatman combined for 48
with 19 points, but a late Wright State rally handed UTPA a 74-69 loss at     points as UTPA improved to 7-1 at home this season with a 95-86 win
the Ervin J. Nutter Center.                                                   over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the UTPA Fieldhouse.
      After falling behind early in the second half by as much as three             Merriweather, a senior from Evansville, Ind., scored 27 points and
points, the Broncs took control of the game. UTPA went on an 11-4 run to      Chatman, a junior from Garland, scored 21 points in the game to lead
take a seven point lead at 52-45 at 11:54. The Broncs expanded the lead       UTPA. Merriweather hit on 10-of-17 shots from the field, including 5-of-
to eight points on a lay-up by Chatman at the 7:32 mark. But an 8-0 Raider    8 from three-point range to lead all scorers. Chatman had a solid all-
run, keyed six Kevin Melson points, tied the game up with 4:15 left in the    around game with 21 points, five assists, four steals and three rebounds.
game. A three-pointer by Jess Deister game the Raiders the lead for good            After the teams battled to a one-point margin after one half the Broncs
at 63-62.                                                                     took control in the second half. UTPA went on 21-7 run midway through the
      Also scoring in double figures for the Broncs were Brian Merriweather   second to turn a two-point lead into a commanding 16-point margin. The
with 15 and John Braxton with 11 points. Kyle Sanders had a double-           Islanders would never get closer than seven the rest of the way.
double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Leading the way for the Raiders              The Islanders took the early lead and led much of a back-and-forth
were Israel Sheinfeld with 26 and Melson with 24 points.                      first half that featured eight ties and eight lead changes. Michael Hicks
                                                                              scored four of his team-high 21 points in an early 8-3 run that gave the
UT Pan American Broncs (8-13)                                                 Islanders the early lead. But UTPA countered with Kyle Sanders who
No. Name           FG- FGA      FT-FTA        R    A     MIN  PT              scored 10 of his 14 points in the first half and eventually took the lead for
11 Braxton, f      4-12         0-0           6    3     35   11              the first time on a lay-up by Chatman with 14:05 left. Brian Merriweather
21 Sanders, f      5-8          1-2           12   0     32   11              gave the Broncs the lead going into the locker room with a long three as
22 Hill, c         2-6          0-0           5    2     28   4               time expired in the half.
1   Curtis, g      4-12         1-3           2    5     33   9
23 Merriweather, g 6-13         0-0           3    0     36   15              Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11-12)
4   Tate           0-0          0-0           0    0     3    0               No. Name              FG- FGA       FT-FTA     R      A     MIN    PT
32 Chatman         8-14         3-3           4    0     29   19              11 Hicks, f           9-17          3-4        6      3     28     21
40 Quinn           0-0          0-0           0    0     4    0               34 Kirkaldy, f        1-6           0-0        3      0     17     2
    Pct./Team      .446         .625          3                               50 Diene, c           0-0           0-0        3      0     12     0
    Totals         29-65        5-8           35   10    200  69              3    Evans, g         3-8           3-4        3      8     34     9
3-point goals (6-28, .214): Braxton 3-10, Merriweather 3-9, Curtis 0-6,       20 Atsbeha, g         0-1           2-2        0      0     5      2
Chatman 0-3.                                                                  5    Denmon           2-9           2-4        2      2     23     7
Blocked Shots (3): Hill 2, Braxton 1.                                         15 Drasutis           5-9           1-2        5      3     22     13
Steals (7): Chatman 3, Curtis 2, Hill 1, Merriweather 1.                      21 Hamilton           1-2           0-0        2      1     15     2
Turnovers (18): Hill 4, Braxton 3, Sanders 3, Curtis 3, Chatman 3,            23 Wainright          9-16          0-0        2      0     27     25
Merriweather 2.                                                               33 Schultz            2-2           1-2        4      0     11     5
Fouled Out: Sanders.                                                          40 Hemsley            0-1           0-0        0      0     8      0
                                                                                   Pct./Team        .451          .667       7
Wright State (14-6)                                                                Totals           32-71         12-18      37     17    200    86
No. Name             FG- FGA      FT-FTA      R      A    MIN    PT           3-point goals (10-28, .357): Wainright 7-12, Drasutis 2-4, Denmon 1-7,
22 Melson, f         8-13         8-10        6      4    36     24           Hicks 0-2, Evans 0-1, Atsbeha 0-1, Hamilton 0-1.
40 Hope, f           2-4          0-0         6      3    29     5            Blocked Shots (0): None.
10 Sheinfield, c 10-14            6-9         5      0    32     26           Steals (11): Hicks 3, Kirkaldy 3, Evans 2, Denmon 1, Hamilton 1, Wainright 1.
00 Hollins, g        0-2          3-4         1      4    30     3            Turnovers (21): Hicks 4, Evans 4, Kirkaldy 3, Denmon 3, Drasutis 3,
33 Deister, g        3-7          0-0         3      5    36     8            Wainright 2, Atsbeha 1, Hamilton 1.
12 Freeman           0-1          0-0         1      0    7      0            Fouled Out: Kirkaldy.
13 Bills             2-5          2-2         1      1    22     8
52 Petersons         0-3          0-0         3      0    8      0            UT Pan American Broncs (9-13)
     Pct./Team       .510         .760        3                               No. Name             FG- FGA   FT-FTA      R      A    MIN     PT
     Totals          25-49        19-25       29     17   200    74           11 Braxton, f        6-10      3-4         7      3    30      17
3-point goals (5-13, .385): Deister 2-5, Bills 2-3, Hope 1-2, Melson 0-1,     21 Sanders, f        6-6       2-4         6      1    35      14
Hollins 0-1, Freeman 0-1.                                                     22 Hill, c           3-7       1-2         8      4    34      7
Blocked Shots (1): Melson 1.                                                  1    Curtis, g       2-3       2-3         5      8    35      6
Steals (7): Hollins 3, Deister 2, Melson 1, Hope 1.                           23 Merriweather, g 10-17       2-2         2      1    34      27
Turnovers (17): Sheinfeld 6, Melson 3, Hollins 3, Deister 2, Freeman 2,       4    Tate            0-0       0-0         0      0    3       0
Petersons 1.                                                                  15 Hall              0-0       1-2         0      0    3       1
Fouled Out: None.                                                             32 Chatman           7-14      4-5         3      5    21      21
                                                                              40 Quinn             1-1       0-0         0      0    5       2
Halftime Score: UTPA 32, WSU 31.                                                   Pct./Team       .603      .682        2
Attendance: 4,003                                                                  Totals          35-58     15-22       33     22   200     95
                                                                              3-point goals (10-18, .556): Merriweather 5-8, Chatman 3-5, Braxton 2-
                                                                              4, Curtis 0-1.
                                                                              Blocked Shots (2): Hill 2.
                                                                              Steals (12): Chatman 4, Merriweather 4, Curtis 4.
                                                                              Turnovers (21): Curtis 7, Merriweather 6, Braxton 2, Hill 2, Sanders 1,
                                                                              Tate 1, Hall 1, Chatman 1.
                                                                              Fouled Out: None.

                                                                              Halftime Score: UTPA 41, TAMUCC 40
                                                                              Attendance: 3,041