This week both Jhivvan Jackson and Keaton Wallace scored 40+ points on the road. They lit up Western Kentucky for 72 combined points as Jackson had 46 and Wallace had 26. Then the duo combined to beat Marshall in OT thanks to a total 75 — this time Jackson had 30 and Wallace put up 45.
Those marks are good to crack the top-5 all-time league scoring table, and it happened in back-to-back games.
Jackson was the league freshman of the year last season, and for good reason. UTSA had a shooters chance in the tournament until he went down with an unfortunate injury. He had good games _last year_ against WKU and Marshall as UTSA upset both teams in San Antonio. This season, a good and healthy Jackson has UTSA firing flamethrowers at the competition and is an unlikely 7-3 in league play.
Opposition should be scared. Both Wallace and Jackson can light it up. UTSA fans should enjoy this run, but neutrals can think about this:
UTSA lost to Middle and UAB and required an epic comeback from down 17 in the final four minutes to beat ODU at home. UTSA lives and dies by the shooting hands of this duo.
Right now? The living is good.