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January 3rd, 2011
Bobcats beat Texas-Tyler, improve to 4-9


The Texas State men’s basketball team went out to a double-digit lead early and added to it late last Friday in an 80-59 win against Texas-Tyler (UTT) at Strahan Coliseum.

The win improved the Bobcats to 4-9 this season, while UTT fell to 4-7.

Five different Texas State players scored during a 14-2 run that put the Bobcats into a 20-8 lead with 9:10 left in the first half. The Bobcats kept their lead right around 10 until a 14-3 run gave them a 78-58 lead with 59 seconds remaining.

Cameron Johnson led the Bobcats with 18 points, followed by Eddie Rios with 16 and Tony Bishop with 11. Lance Murphy led UTT with 11 points.

The Bobcats held UTT to 27.6 percent shooting (eight of 29) in the first half as they assumed a 36-24 lead at intermission.

Texas State will play Texas-Pan American Tuesday at Strahan Coliseum. The Bobcats defeated Texas-Pan American, 76-63, in Edinburg on Nov. 20.

The Bobcats will begin the Southland Conference schedule Saturday at Strahan Coliseum against Northwestern State (4 p.m.).

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0 thoughts on “Bobcats beat Texas-Tyler, improve to 4-9

  1. I support Bobcat athletics and like to get to as many games in most sports that I can but it gets a bit frustrating to have the wins in basketball usually be against div. III, NAIA, and private church schools and then suffer big losses when we play teams in Div. I that are in the same level as we are. Baseball and softball play the Div. I teams and come out winners or at least give a good game against them. I read where the women’s Basketball team lost a record 22 games in 2010 – the most ever in a single year – and that included the lesser divisions. And scoring 8 points in a half against Air Force and only 18 against Rice doesn’t look very good. If we struggle in Southland what are we going to do when we move up to the WAC?
    Let’s hope things get turned around soon so we can find some great wins before the year is out.


  2. You said it, Moe. The men’s basketball operation especially needs an overhaul. They don’t just lose to NAIA schools. They’ve been ugly to watch for years.

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