Burrage powers UTSA to big WAC upset

Posted Online: March 14, 2013, 10:39 pm
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United Township graduate Kannon Burrage still has his dancing shoes out.

Burrage came up with a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead Texas-San Antonio to a big 73-67 upset of Louisiana Tech in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.

Burrage made 8-of-15 field goals and 5-of-8 3-pointers to move UTSA's record to 10-21. It will face the winner of the late Thursday game of Texas-Arlington vs. Utah State at 10:30 tonight in Las Vegas.

Louisiana Tech bows out with a 26-6 record.


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1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.

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