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December 14th, 2009
Bobcats blown out at Texas

STAFF REPORT

No one doubted a talent disparity when the Texas State men’s basketball team, probably not even the No. 2 team in the Southland Confernce, went to the University of Texas Saturday to face the No. 2 team in the nation.

But Texas State head coach Doug Davalos after the game lamanted an effort disparity in the Bobcats’ 87-54 loss.

“We knew when we came in here that Texas was the more talented team,” Davalos said. “But, I was disappointed because I thought they worked harder than we did.”

Texas put this game on the ground early and stomped on it for the rest of the afternoon, going off for runs of 16-0 and 15-4 to take a 35-12 lead with 5:20 left in the first half.

Leading 46-24 at halftime, the Longhorns scored the first 11 points of the second half for a 57-24 lead. The 33-point advantage stood up through the end.

On the bright side, the Bobcats played evenly with Texas during the extended 15-minute garbage time.

“I thought we figured out a few things in the second half,” Davalos said. “The players were passing the ball to their teammates more instead of trying to score on tough shots by themselves.”

J.B Conley led the Bobcats with 10 points, while teammate John Rybak chipped in with nine points and ten rebounds. Damion James led the Longhorns and all scorers with 21 points and 16 rebounds.

The Longhorns improved to 8-0. Texas State is 3-7 with its next game coming Saturday in Chicago against DePaul.

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