The Texas State men’s basketball team couldn’t maintain two good halves Tuesday night and lost, 85-82, to Cal State-Northridge at the Dick’s Sporting Goods NIP Tipoff in Tempe, AZ.
The Bobcats outrebounded Northridge, 50-27, and also put five players in double figures. However, they also made 30 turnovers and shot 27.6 percent (eight of 29) in the second half, when their free-throw touch also disappeared.
Texas State took a 51-36 lead at halftime, shooting 46.4 percent (13 of 28) and making 19 of 22 free throws (86.4 percent). All that marksmanship went away in the second half, when the Bobcats made only 11 of 21 free throws (52.4 percent).
The entire witch’s brew doused the Bobcats after they took a 72-64 lead with just more than nine minutes to play. Starting with that, the Bobcats missed eight of 16 free throws, missed five of six field goal attempts and committed seven turnovers.
With 41 seconds left, Northridge took an 83-81 lead. The Bobcats responded only with a free throw by John Bowman for the rest of the game.
Kenny Daniels led Northridge with 27 points, helped by 13 points by teammate Willie Galick.
Emmanuel Bidias A’ Moute led the Bobcats with 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench. Uriel Segura and J.B. Conley each scored 12 for Texas State, while Dylan Hale and Cameron Johnson each scored ten.
The Bobcats fell to 1-2 and go to New Orleans Saturday (2 p.m.).Email | Print