UT Rio Grande beats CS Bakersfield 85-70 in WAC tourney
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Smith had 19 points to lead five Texas Rio Grande Valley players in double figures as the Vaqueros beat Cal State Bakersfield 85-70 in the quarterfinals of the Western...
New Mexico St. beats Texas Rio Grande Valley 88-79
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Ivan Aurrecoechea had 20 points as New Mexico State won its 13th consecutive game, beating Texas Rio Grande Valley 88-79 on Saturday.
Texas Rio Grande Valley beats Wayland Baptist 85-66
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Terry Winn III had 14 points as Texas Rio Grande Valley beat Wayland Baptist 85-66 on Tuesday night.
Tyson Smith had 13 points and five steals for Texas Rio Grande...
Utah Valley beats Texas Rio Grande Valley 76-64
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Jake Toolson had 17 points as Utah Valley defeated Texas Rio Grande Valley 76-64 on Saturday night.
TJ Washington had 14 points for Utah Valley (17-8, 6-4 Western Athletic Conference). Ben Nakwaasah added 10 points. Richard Harward had 10 points for the visitors.
Lesley Varner II had 15 points for the Vaqueros (15-13, 7-5), whose five-game winning streak was broken. Javon Levi added 14 points. Greg Bowie II had 13 points.
Levi lifts Texas Rio Grande Valley past Seattle 59-44
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Javon Levi had 12 points, nine assists and seven steals as Texas Rio Grande Valley topped Seattle 59-44 on Thursday night.
Jordan Jackson had 14 points for Texas Rio Grande Valley (15-12, 7-4 Western Athletic Conference), which won its fifth consecutive game. Greg Bowie II added 12 points. Lesley Varner II had seven rebounds for the home team.
Texas Rio Grande Valley tops CS Bakersfield 79-74 in OT
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Jackson had 15 points as Texas Rio Grande Valley rallied from a 17-point, second-half deficit to beat Cal State Bakersfield 79-74 in overtime on Saturday night.
Tyson Smith had 12 points for Texas Rio Grande Valley (14-12, 6-4 Western Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Javon Levi added 12 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals. Greg Bowie II had 11 points for the road team.
UT Rio Grande Valley uses 2 second-half runs to beat UMKC
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Jordan Jackson scored 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting, Greg Bowie II added 15 points with five 3-pointers, and UT Rio Grande Valley beat UMKC 75-63 on Saturday night.
The Vaqueros (12-12, 4-4 Western Athletic Conference) had two 13-2 scoring runs in the second half — the first turned a four-point deficit into a 49-42 lead and the second turned a four-point lead into a 64-49 advantage with 8:12 left. From there, the Kangaroos (8-15, 3-5) got no closer than the final score.
Win III sparks UT Rio Grande Valley past Chicago St., 77-46
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Terry Winn III had 14 points to lead four players in double-figure scoring and the UT Rio Grande Valley defense held Chicago State to just 17 first-half points en route to a 77-46 Western Athletic Conference rout on Thursday night.
The Vaqueros bounced back from a tough, 63-61 loss to New Mexico State Saturday.
UT Rio Grande Valley rallies to beat Cal Baptist 81-74
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Tyson Smith had 21 points, Terry Winn III scored 20 points and UT Rio Grande Valley rallied to beat Cal Baptist 81-74 on Saturday night to win its Western Athletic Conference opener.
UT Rio Grande Valley (9-8, 1-0) outscored the Lancers 21-7 in the final five minutes. Smith scored seven points and Jordan Jackson had six of his eight points during the stretch. Smith's 3-pointer gave the Vaqueros a 72-70 lead with 1:52 remaining.
UC Irvine jumps out early, beats UT Rio Grande Valley 85-74
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Max Hazzard scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half as UC Irvine jumped out early and cruised to an 85-74 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley on Thursday night.
The Anteaters opened on a 14-1 run, built a 36-19 halftime lead and led by 20 points with about five minutes left. Hazzard hit four 3-pointers in the first half and finished 6 of 7 from distance.
UT Rio Grande Valley tops North Dakota 70-56
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Javon Levi scored 15 points and made a career-high six steals to lead four Vaqueros in double-digit scoring and UT Rio Grande Valley got 21 steals and forced 30 turnovers to beat North Dakota 70-56 on Wednesday night for the Fighting Hawks' fourth straight loss.
Jordan Jackson scored 13 points with three steals, Terry Winn II had 12 and Greg Bowie II added 10 for the Vaqueros (7-4), who shot 36 percent and made 20 of 25 free throws. Johnny Crnogorac blocked three shots.
UT Rio Grande Valley holds off Prairie View, wins 79-57
EDINBURGH, Texas (AP) — Lesley Varner II scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Texas-Rio Grande Valley rode a 10-point first-half lead to a 79-57 victory over Prairie View A&M on Wednesday night.
Varner hit two free throws and knocked down a jumper with :44 left in the first half and Greg Bowie hit a pair of free throws to put UTRVG up by 10 points at intermission.
UT Rio Grande pulls away from Texas A&M Commerce 91-84
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Greg Bowie II scored a career-high 19 points and Terry Winn added 18 to lead Texas Rio Grande Valley to a season-opening 91-84 victory over Texas A&M-Commerce on Tuesday night.
A&M-Commerce, down 13 points at halftime, trailed 57-38 in the second half before scoring eight straight to spark a 28-10 run to pull within 67-66. Lesley Varner II, who had 16 points, made three free throws to stem the charge but A&M-Commerce got it back to within one two more times.
Lofton leads New Mexico St. over UT Rio Grande Valley 90-67
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Zach Lofton matched career highs with four steals and seven 3-pointers, and finished with a season-best 34 points to lead New Mexico State in a 90-67 rout of UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday for its ninth straight win.
New Mexico State (20-3, 7-0 Western Athletic Conference) has won 14 of its last 15 games. UT Rio Grande Valley (12-12, 3-4) had its two-game win streak snapped.
Dixon has 20 points, leads UT Rio Grande Valley to 86-50 win
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Nick Dixon scored 20 points and Greg Bowie added 13 as UT Rio Grande Valley thumped NAIA Wayland Baptist 86-50 on Tuesday night.
Terry Winn added eight points with eight rebounds and Moe McDonald chipped in nine points as 11 Vaqueros put points on the board.
UTRGV finished non-conference play with a winning record (8-7) for the first time since the 2007-08 season. The Vaqueros resume Western Athletic Conference play on Saturday when they face New Mexico State.
Hervey has 30 points, 16 boards, UT Arlington gets 86-65 win
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Kevin Hervey had 30 points and a career-high 16 rebounds as UT Arlington bounced UT Rio Grande 86-65 Saturday night to stop a two-game skid.
It was Hervey's 29th career double-double, tying him with Paul Renfro (1976-80) for the most in program history.
Hervey, who averages 22.9 points a game, was 13 of 25 from the floor. Kaelon Wilson added 21 points with five assists and Nathan Hawkins chipped in 16, nailing 4 of 6 from distance.