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November 17th, 2010
Bad shooting dooms Bobcats to home court loss

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Texas State forward Tony Bishop had ten points and ten rebounds Tuesday night as the Bobcats lost, 91-67, to Long Island at Strahan Coliseum. Texas State sports information photo.

STAFF REPORT

The Texas State men’s basketball team couldn’t put the ball in the hole Tuesday night game and paid for it with a lopsided loss at Strahan Coliseum.

The Bobcats fell, 91-67, to Long Island, dropping to 1-1 this season. Long Island is 2-0.

In the final RPI rankings for 2010, Long Island was ranked 242nd and Texas State was ranked 243rd out of 347 Division I teams.

The Bobcats fell out of it early Tuesday night, making only 10 of 37 field goal attempts (27 percent) in the first half, which ended with a 46-26 deficit. Texas State’s shooting improved in the second half, but the Bobcats still ended the game shooting 31.1 percent (23 of 74).

Long Island shot 50 percent (31 of 62) for the night.

The three Texas State players who were its most reliable shooters — forwards Cameron Johnson, J.B. Conley and Tony Bishop — combined to make 12 of their 25 field goal attempts. Conley led Texas State scorers with 11 points, followed by Johnson and Bishop with ten points each. Bishop added ten rebounds. A.J Stewart reached nine points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats.

Long Island’s Kyle Johnson led all scorers with 22 points. Jamal Olasewere added 12 points for the Blackbirds.

The Bobcats go to Edinburg Saturday for a 7 p.m. game against Texas-Pan American.

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0 thoughts on “Bad shooting dooms Bobcats to home court loss

  1. We looked good at the beginning but as the game went on it was clear we aren’t very disciplined on our offensive sets. We were either throwing up desperation 3s or attempting layups against the double team. Their point guard #11 was exploiting our defense all night it seemed.

    Hope we learn from this and have a great season!

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