HUNTSVILLE – Sam Houston State overcame a slow start. They could not get past UTSA’s surge midway through the second half.

The Bearkats fell, 89-76 in the team’s lone exhibition matchup on Sunday night at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum. The game, sponsored by Huntsville Memorial Hospital, saw Sam Houston take a three-point lead into the half after the Roadrunners scored the first 10 points of play.

The Kats took a four-point advantage on a pair of occasions in the second half including with 16:28 to play as Marcus Harris completed a three-point play. From there, the momentum turned.

Sam Houston was held without a field goal over the next 4:49, being outscored 12-4 during the stretch and 16 in the second half. The loss spoiled a strong performance from Josh Delaney, who sunk five three-pointers while adding 20 points. The junior was one of four Kats in double figures.

Christopher Galbreath Jr. totaled 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting in 17 minutes. Jamal Williams finished with 12 points, including sinking 5-of-7 at the charity stripe, while adding a team-best six rebounds and five assists. Cameron Delaney posted 10 points and four boards.

In all, 13 Sam Houston players got into the action with nine scoring. The Kats received 43 points off the bench but could not slow the Roadrunners, who shot 50 percent (30 of 60) from the field, led by a game-high 22 points from Keaton Wallace.

Season tickets for Sam Houston State Bearkat basketball are on sale now, with ticket packages available for fans prior to the season starting, which opens in November.

Fans will have the option to choose from four ticket packages, starting at $99 for general admission. This covers admission to all 26 total games, including 11 men’s games, 11 women’s games and four doubleheader dates.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Bearkat Ticket Office at (936) 294-1729 or by purchasing online HERE. The team opens the regular season with two-straight at home, beginning Saturday when the squad hosts UT Tyler at 6:30 p.m.