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February 7th, 2010
Bobcats snap two-game losing streak

020610johnsonTexas State forward Cameron Johnson scored 29 points Saturday in the Bobcats’ 95-88 win against McNeese State at Strahan Coliseum. Texas State sports information photo.

STAFF REPORT

Returning to winning ways, the Texas State men’s basketball team took hold in the last four minutes Saturday afternoon for a 95-88 win against McNeese State at Strahan Coliseum.

The game featured 17 ties and 16 lead changes, the last coming with 4:42 left when Texas State’s Tony Bishop made two free throws to give the Bobcats an 81-79 advantage. Texas State outscored McNeese State, 16-9, in the final minutes.

Cameron Johnson led the way for Texas State with another productive performance, scoring 29 points and making eight rebounds. J.B. Conley scored 17 points for Texas State, followed by Bishop and Uriel Segura, each with 11 points.

The Bobcats broke a two-game losing streak as they improved to 11-12 overall and 5-4 in the Southland Conference. McNeese State fell to 8-14 and 3-5. Texas State will play Wednesday at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before returning home next Saturday to play Lamar.

The Texas State women’s basketball team lost, 77-70, at McNeese State, falling to 5-15 overall and 1-8 in the Southland Conference.

Texas State scored the first five points of the second half to knot the game at 37-37. But McNeese State built its lead back to 54-44 halfway into the second half and cruised to the finish.

Diamond Ford led Texas State with 16 points.

The Bobcats will play at Strahan Coliseum Wednesday night against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before going on the road next Saturday to play Lamar.

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