UTSA men's intramural basketball team competes in national championship

Legacy team members

UTSA Legacy team members

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(April 12, 2013) -- UTSA Legacy, a UTSA men's intramural basketball team, won the NIRSA-NCCS Region IV Basketball championship March 3, hosted by the University of Houston. No Mercy, a UTSA women's intramural team from UTSA, also competed in the tournament and was eliminated in the semi-finals.

Legacy, coached by former student Bobby Patel and current student Marco Castro, won all six of its games including a 51-33 rout of Lonestar College, Tomball for the championship.

Quintin Smith was honored as tournament MVP and teammate Sean Spain was named to the All-Tournament team. Chloe Woodington of No Mercy made the Women's All-Tournament team.

This year marks the fifth time that a UTSA men's team has won the regional tournament including wins in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2011. With the regional championship under their belts, Legacy will travel to Raleigh, N.C., to participate in the NIRSA-NCCS National Basketball Championships hosted by North Carolina State University. The tournament is Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14.

The Legacy team members are:

  • Quintin Smith
  • Sean Spain
  • Ruben Jimenez
  • Isaac Williams
  • Kane Bryant
  • Seth Almaraz
  • Tyree Garcia
  • Frank Iriele
  • D’Marcus Brannon
  • Drew Jefferson