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(Photo Gallery) Texas State men’s basketball vs. Arkansas State, Feb. 15, 2020

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Texas State senior guard Nijal Pearson drives the ball through Arkansas State defenders to score Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

The Texas State Bobcats defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves 69-64 in a matchup between the two conference opponents Saturday evening at Strahan Arena.
The Bobcats came out of the gate scoring six unanswered points. They continued to pull away from the Red Wolves and went into halftime with a 31-13 lead.
After trailing by as much as 20, Arkansas State inched closer during the final minutes of the second half. 18 of the Red Wolves’ 51 second-half points came from beyond the arc, where the team made six of nine after hitting one of seven in the first half.
With less than a minute of gameplay left, Texas State junior guard Marlin Davis made two free throws to close the game out and secure victory for the Bobcats.
Texas State senior guard Nijal Pearson scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Arkansas State freshman guard Caleb Fields finished the game with 19 points.
Texas State (17-10, 10-6) continues conference play with a matchup against Georgia Southern (16-11, 10-6) Feb. 20 at Strahan Arena. Arkansas State (15-12, 7-9) will face-off against ULM (7-18, 3-13) Feb. 19 at First National Bank Arena.

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  • Texas State and Arkansas State players shake hands after a matchup between the two teams, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Strahan Arena. Texas State won the game 69-64.

  • Texas State sophomore forward Alonzo Sule shoots a free throw after being fouled by an Arkansas State player in the second half of a matchup between the two teams, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

  • Boko the mascot stands with Texas State students in the stands during a Texas State free throw attempt, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in a matchup vs. Arkansas State at Strahan Arena.

  • Texas State players cheer for their teammates in a matchup vs. Arkansas State, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

  • The Texas State Strutters perform a pop routine during halftime of a men’s basketball game between Texas State and Arkansas State, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

  • After a fast break down the court, Texas State senior guard Nijal Pearson dunks to increase a lead over Arkansas State, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

  • Texas State junior guard Marlin Davis dribbles the ball down the court in a game vs. Arkansas State, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

  • Texas State students wearing their “It’s a Great Day to Be a Bobcat” shirts hold up homemade signs during a Texas State basketball game against Arkansas State, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

  • Texas State senior forward Eric Terry shoots over Arkansas State junior forward J.J. Matthews and scores for the Bobcats, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

  • Texas State junior guard Shelby Adams guards Arkansas State junior guard Christian Willis Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

  • Texas State senior guard Nijal Pearson shoots over Arkansas State junior guard Marquis Eaton to score in the first half of a game between the two teams, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

  • Texas State senior guard Nijal Pearson advances the ball up the court after an Arkansas State score in the first half of a game between the two teams, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Strahan Arena.

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