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February 1st, 2010
Bobcat women drop to 0-7 in SLC

STAFF REPORT

Still looking for its first win of the season in the Southland Conference, the Texas State women’s basketball team fell, 71-59, Saturday at Texas-Arlington (UTA).

The Bobcats are 0-7 in the league and 4-14 overall. UTA improved to 3-3 and 8-11.

After trailing, 40-32, at halftime, the Bobcats surged to within 49-48 with just under ten minutes left on Kelsey Krupa’s jumper and Megan Homan’s lay-up. But UTA surged back to a 60-50 lead with just more than three minutes remaining.

Texas State made it as close as 64-59 with 1:10 left, but the imperative to put UTA on the line in hopes of a comeback went badly and the Mavericks closed out the game at the free-throw line.

Krupa led the Bobcats with 18 points, while Aimee Hilburn made nine rebounds. Meghan Nelson led UTA with 28 points.

The Bobcats outrebounded UTA, 37-30, but they also made 28 turnovers, compared with 13 for UTA. As a result, the Mavericks took more shots, which made the difference, even if they didn’t shoot any better than Texas State.

Texas State was 20 of 46 (43.5 percent) from the floor, while UTA was 24 of 58 (41.4 percent). UTA made 21 of 33 free throws (63.6 percent), while Texas State made 13 of 19 (68.4 percent).

The Bobcats will play Southeastern Louisiana Wednesday at Strahan Coliseum (7 p.m.).

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