UTRGV, Texas Southern meet in CIT second round
Texas Southern (22-13) vs. Texas Rio Grande Valley (20-16)
CIT Second Round, UTRGV Fieldhouse, Edinburg, Texas; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Texas Southern and Texas Rio Grande...
Texas Rio Grande Valley beats Grambling St. 74-73 in CIT
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Tyson Smith had 19 points to lead five Texas Rio Grande Valley players in double figures as the Vaqueros narrowly defeated Grambling State 74-73 in the CIT first round on...
New Mexico St. beats Texas Rio Grande Valley 79-72
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terrell Brown registered 19 points as New Mexico State beat Texas Rio Grande Valley 79-72 in the Western Athletic Conference Tourney semifinals on Friday night.
UTRGV meets NMSU in WAC semis
Texas Rio Grande Valley (19-15, 10-7) vs. New Mexico State (28-4, 16-1)
Western Athletic Conference Tourney Semifinals, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
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...
CSUB faces UTRGV in WAC quarters
No. 5 seed Cal State Bakersfield (16-14, 7-9) vs. No. 4 seed Texas Rio Grande Valley (18-15, 9-7)
Western Athletic Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Thursday, 4:30...
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Jordan Heading had 26 points as California Baptist edged past Texas Rio Grande Valley 82-79 in overtime on Thursday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Terry Winn III had 20 points as Texas Rio Grande Valley narrowly beat UMKC 75-70 on Saturday night.
Javon Levi had 17 points and six assists for Texas Rio Grande...
CHICAGO (AP) — Javon Levi had 11 points and 10 assists to lead Texas Rio Grande Valley to an 82-77 win over Chicago State on Thursday night.
Lesley Varner II had 14 points and seven rebounds...
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 fends off Grand Canyon behind Smith
PHOENIX (AP) — Tyson Smith scored 21 points, Terry Winn III added 15 and UT Rio Grande Valley held on to beat Grand Canyon 72-69 on Thursday night.
The Antelopes entered the night a share of first place with New Mexico State.
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.
Chuha gives New Mexico St. edge over UT Rio Grande Valley
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Eli Chuha scored 10 points including a layup with eight seconds to go that gave New Mexico State a 63-61 edge over UT Rio Grande Valley on Saturday night.
Varner, Levi help UT Rio Grande Valley hold off Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Lesley Varner Jr. had 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Javon Levi scored all his eight points down the stretch to help UT Rio Grande Valley beat Seattle 67-62 on Saturday night.
Terry Winn added nine points and seven rebounds for UTRGV (10-11, 2-3 Western Athletic Conference).
CSU Bakersfield cruises past UT Rio Grande Valley 75-69
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Justin Edler-Davis scored 19 points, James Suber had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Cal State Bakersfield cruised to a 75-69 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley on Thursday night to remain undefeated in the Western Athletic Conference.
The Roadrunners (11-5, 3-0) have won eight of their last nine, with the only loss coming against then-No. 7 Gonzaga on Dec. 31. UTRGV (9-9, 1-1) has lost five of seven.
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.
Winn, Levi help UT Rio Grande Valley beat McNeese 68-64
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Terry Winn III made two free throws and Javon Levi hit a jumper in the final seconds to give UT Rio Grande Valley enough cushion to hold off McNeese 68-64 on Saturday night.
Tyson Smith split a pair of free throws to give UT Rio Grande Valley a 63-62 lead with 1:51 left. McNeese could not answer and Winn made the free throws to push the lead to 65-62 with 1:08 remaining before Levi hit his late jumper.
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 has program-best comeback to beat Lamar
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Lesley Varner II tied a career high with 21 points and UT Rio Grande Valley overcame a 24-point deficit to beat Lamar 77-75 on Friday night.
The Vaqueros (4-3) became the 28th team in NCAA history to overcome a deficit of 24 or more points while setting the program record with the comeback.
Varner’s 21 points help UTRGV beat TAMU-CC 76-69
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Lesley Varner II scored nine of his 21 points in the final 2:09 to help UT-Rio Grande Valley beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 76-69 on Monday night.
Terry Winn III added 18 points and nine rebounds, Tyson Smith scored 12 and Javon Levi had a career-high 10 assists for UTRGV (2-1).
James’ career-high 29 leads Oklahoma past Texas RGV 91-76
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Christian James scored a career-high 29 points to help Oklahoma defeat Texas Rio Grande Valley 91-76 on Friday night.
"I just think it was the shootaround this morning," James said. "Got some good food in me, got a good lunch. Just preparation for the game. Just trying to focus and lock in on every play."
Aaron Calixte scored 15 points and Brady Manek had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Sooners in their season opener.
Dixon leads UT Rio Grande Valley over Chicago State 83-75
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Nick Dixon scored 23 points and Texas-Rio Grande Valley beat Chicago State 83-75 on Saturday night.
UTRGV (15-15, 6-7 Western Athletic Conference) snapped a three-game skid. Chicago State (2-27, 0-13) remains winless in the conference.
Dixon was 5-of-12 shooting and made 12 of 13 free throws. Lew Stallworth added 14 points, and Javon Levi and Lesley Varner Jr. chipped in 10 points apiece for the Vaqueros. Terry Winn had a game-high 16 rebounds.
Moe’s last-second putback seals win for UT Rio Grande Valley
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Nick Dixon and Lesley Varner Jr. scored 14 apiece and Moe McDonald grabbed an offensive rebound and scored with a second left to send UT Rio Grande Valley to a 68-66 victory over CSU Bakersfield on Saturday night.
Javon Levi added 13 points, four rebounds and four assists for the Vaqueros (14-12, 5-4 Western Athletic Conference), who couldn't find their shooting touch except at the free-throw line where they hit 21 of 27 attempts (78 percent).
Dixon sparks UT Rio Grande Valley past Chicago State 87-81
CHICAGO (AP) — Nick Dixon finished with 30 points and eight rebounds, Terry Winn added his second double-double of the season and UT Rio Grande Valley ended a four-game skid against Chicago State with an 87-81 victory on Saturday.
Texas-Rio Grande Valley beats Missouri-Kansas City 73-61
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nick Dixon hit 5 of 5 from 3-point range and finished with 24 points to lead Texas-Rio Grande Valley to a 73-61 win over Missouri-Kansas City in a Western Athletic Conference opener Saturday night.
Moe McDonald added 12 points for Rio Grande Valley, which shot just 34 percent from the field but made 10 of 19 from 3-point range and controlled the glass 47-34. Javon Levi had nine rebounds, six assists and seven points.
Dixon, McDonald help UT Rio Grande Valley to 92-74 win
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Nick Dixon scored 18 points, Moe McDonald made four 3-pointers and 11 players scored as Texas Rio Grande Valley defeated Bethune-Cookman 92-74 on Monday night.
Jordan Jackson added 13 points for UT Rio Grande, which made 27 of 64 field goals (42 percent) and was 11 of 28 from 3-point range. The Vaqueros (1-1) outrebounded Bethune-Cookman 48-36, including 34 defensive boards, and had 22 assists to Bethune-Cookman's seven.