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Bobcats fall, 101-65, at Texas


Texas State forward Cameron Johnson (23) looks for a play Saturday against Texas in Austin. Texas State sports information photo.


Playing on the road against a ranked opponent Saturday, the Texas State men’s basketball team couldn’t stay with No. 25 Texas for more than 10 minutes and lost, 101-65, in Austin.

A pair of three-point field goals by Texas State’s Travis Jones brought the Bobcats within 20-18 with 9:49 left in the first half, but the Longhorns responded with a 9-0 run and held a 39-24 lead at halftime.

The Bobcats, who normally are very strong on their offensive board, lost that battle, 24-9, to Texas. Thus, Texas State totaled four second chance points, compared with 15 for Texas. The Longhorns also scored 28 points off turnovers, compared with eight for the Bobcats, even though the Bobcats made 17 turnovers and Texas made 12.

Texas finished with a 43-25 rebounding advantage.

Texas State shot 46.4 percent (26 for 56) for the game. Texas shot 52.2 percent (35 for 67).

Tony Bishop and Cameron Johnson each scored 12 points to lead Texas State. Texas put five players into double figures, led by Cory Joseph with 19 points and J’Covan Brown with 18. The Bobcats fell to 2-5. Texas is 7-2.

The Bobcats will play again Thursday in Fort Worth against Texas Southern.