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January 18th, 2008
Bobcat men lose a nail biter

By MICHAEL WRIGHT
Sports Reporter

SAN MARCOS – The Texas State Bobcats (8-8, 1-2) mens basketball team lost a heartbreaker in their Southland Conference home opener, 84-83 to the Lions from Southeastern Louisiana (10-6, 2-1) Thursday night at Strahan Coliseum.

The Bobcats fell behind early and trailed by 9 points at halftime 45-36 as Southeastern Louisiana shot 74% from the field. In the 2nd half the Lions extended their lead to 60-46 but Texas State rallied and got within 2 points 4 times in the final 4:19. Southeastern Louisiana shot 17-for-34 from the free throw line but made three free throws in the final 22 seconds, including a pair with 8.4 seconds left that put the Lions ahead, 84-80. Brent Benson (3pts) knocked in a three pointer, but time ran out on the ‘Cats who fell to 1-2 in district play.

Brandon Bush led the Bobcats in scoring and rebounding (19 pts and 9 rebounds) while Chris Agwumaro (13 pts in only 13 minutes) and Dylan Moseley (12 points) also had great games. Texas State, who came into the game ranked 6th in the Nation in scoring (85.6 pts/game), once again struggled at the free throw line (13 of 23 for 56.6%) outscored Southeastern, 47-39 in the second half.

Texas State will try to even their conference record Saturday at home against Nicholls State (6-12, 1-2). This game will be the 2nd of 3 straight Southland Conference home contests for the Bobcats.

 

Box Score

1st Half

2nd Half

Total

Southeastern Louisiana

45

39

84

Texas State

36

47

83

Texas State

Name

Min

FG-A

FT-A

3P-A

Reb (O/D)

Ast

St

Blk

To

PF

Pts

Bush

26

7-13

5-8

0-0

9 (4/5)

0

2

1

0

5

19

Agwumaro

13

4-6

3-4

2-3

0 (0/0)

0

1

0

0

1

13

Moseley

21

4-6

3-3

1-2

4 (3/1)

1

1

2

3

2

12

Sloan

10

4-7

0-1

0-0

4 (3/1)

0

0

0

2

1

8

Fullenwider

13

2-2

0-0

2-2

1 (0/1)

1

0

0

0

2

6

Gough

17

3-5

0-0

0-0

5 (0/5)

1

0

1

0

3

6

Thomas

31

3-5

0-1

0-0

5 (1/4)

4

3

0

4

4

6

White

22

2-8

2-4

0-2

0 (0/0)

3

0

0

1

3

6

Benson

15

1-1

0-1

1-1

0 (0/0)

1

0

0

1

1

3

Jefferson

23

1-8

0-0

0-2

1 (1/0)

3

1

0

2

3

2

Johnson

4

1-1

0-1

0-0

1 (0/1)

0

0

0

0

2

2

Holder

5

0-1

0-0

0-1

1 (0/1)

1

0

0

2

0

0

Taylor

0

0-0

0-0

0-0

0 (0/0)

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southeastern Louisiana

Name

Min

FG-A

FT-A

3P-A

Reb (O/D)

Ast

St

Blk

To

PF

Pts

Green

33

9-15

3-5

6-10

6 (2/4)

0

0

0

3

4

27

Span

33

7-9

6-8

0-0

5 (3/2)

3

0

0

4

4

20

Nance

36

6-9

2-7

0-0

7 (2/5)

3

3

1

3

2

14

Sullivan

22

4-5

2-4

0-0

3 (0/3)

4

1

3

3

4

10

Nicks

34

1-3

4-10

1-1

3 (1/2)

6

2

1

5

1

7

Cyprian

26

2-5

0-0

0-3

4 (0/4)

3

2

0

1

3

4

Ndoumba

10

1-3

0-0

0-1

4 (1/3)

0

0

1

0

2

2

Austin

6

0-0

0-0

0-0

0 (0/0)

1

0

0

1

3

0

 

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