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February 19th, 2013
Bobcats fall behind, stay behind, lose to UTSA


Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) scored 30 of the first 40 points last Saturday at Strahan Coliseum, walking off with a 73-62 men’s basketball victory against Texas State.

The Bobcats fell to 7-19 overall and 3-11 in the Western Athletic Conference. UTSA is 6-18 and 2-12.


Matt Staff scored 18 points with 13 rebounds for Texas State Saturday at Strahan Coliseum, but the Bobcats lost, 73-62, to Texas-San Antonio. TEXAS STATE ATHLETICS PHOTO

UTSA rolled out to a 46-20 halftime lead after Texas State made only seven of 22 (31.8 percent) of its first-half field goal attempts. UTSA had the game won already. The Roadrunners made only six of 24 field goal attempts (25 percent) in the second half, but Texas State could never cut its deficit to less than 58-51.

Texas State’s Matt Staff had a big game, scoring 18 points with 13 rebounds to lead all players. Phil Hawkins and Joel Wright each scored 13 for the Bobcats. UTSA’s top scorer was Kannon Burrage with 15 points.

The Bobcats will play again Saturday in a so-called “bracket buster” game at Lamar (6 p.m.). Neither of these teams is going to be busting any brackets. Lamar is 3-22.

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