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.).Email | Print