The University of Texas-Pan American men's basketball team will continue their road trip to open the 2011-12 season as they travel to Evanston, Illinois to face off against the Northwestern Wildcats Sunday night in a national televised game at the Welsh-Ryan Arena with tip off scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
The game will air on the Big Ten Network. For those of you with Time Warner Cable it will be channel 322, for Direct TV subscribers the game will be aired on channel 610, and for Dish Network viewers the game will be on channels 439 and 440.
The Broncs (0-1) are coming off of a 91-72 loss to DePaul University on Friday night at the McGrath-Phillips Arena. After falling behind in the first half 46-33, the Broncs rallied to within five points in the second half. Jesus Delgado converted on a fast break layup to make the score 53-48 in favor of DePaul. The Blue Demons then pulled away with a 16-3 run later in the second half.
Brandon Provost finished the night with 16 points and eight rebounds. Jared Maree chipped in 14 points and Ruben Cabrera added 12 on five-of-six shooting from the floor.
This is the third season coach Ryan Marks and the Broncs have taken on the Wildcats and the second time in Chicago. The Broncs hope to capitalize on the road with a win over the wildcats tomorrow.
Northwestern leads the all-time series 6-0 and the Broncs dropped their last meeting 55-68 at home on December 8th at the UTPA Fieldhouse.
The University of Texas-Pan American Department of Intercollegiate Athletics competes at the NCAA Division I classification. UTPA formerly known as Pan American College and Pan American University is a part of the University of Texas System of Schools. The Broncs compete in 14 varsity sports; men's and women's basketball, golf, tennis, track and field, and cross country, along with women's volleyball and men's baseball. In 1963, then known as Pan American College, the Bronc men's basketball team won the NAIA National Championship with a 73-62 victory over Western Carolina. In 2008 UTPA joined the new all-sports division of the Great West Conference.