Texas State falls to UTA 81-73

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Kate Connors

Sophomore, Quentin Scott, shoots a basket in the Feb. 9 game against Coastal Carolina. Photo by Kate Connors

Dedrick Johnson

In a must-win game for the Bobcats to become regular season Sun Belt Conference champions, Texas State unable to make a comeback in the second half as they lost 81-73 on the road to the University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks.

The loss closes out Texas State’s regular season with an overall record of 23-8.

The Mavericks were able to take over this game as they went on a key 12-2 run to start the second half pushing their lead to 16.

The Bobcats struggled to keep a rhythm on the offensive end shooting 43 percent from the field and just 4-22 from behind the arc.

Guards Mason Harrell and Nijal Pearson led the team in scoring on the day with 13 points apiece.

Defensively, the Bobcats had a hard time containing UTA guard, Brian Warren, who scored 24 points including four 3-pointers.

The Bobcats will look to turn things around next week as they will compete in the Sun Belt Conference tournament in New Orleans, LA.


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