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Bobcats reach four-game win streak before rivalry game

Bobcats reach four-game win streak before rivalry game

Cade Andrews

January 20, 2020

The Texas State men's basketball team picked up two crucial victories this weekend, defeating the University of Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday and Louisiana- Lafayette on Saturday to sweep the weekend and continue their four-game winning streak. After starting 1-4 in conference, the Bobcats have managed t...

Bobcats sweep Louisiana road trip with fourth straight win

Bobcats sweep Louisiana road trip with fourth straight win

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

January 19, 2020

The Texas State men’s basketball team (12-8, 5-4 Sun Belt) picked up their fourth consecutive win as they defeated Louisiana 68-59 (7-13, 2-7 Sun Belt) Saturday night at the Cajundome. This was the Bobcats' first win in Lafayette as they swept both the Ragin' Cajuns and ULM in their Louisiana road...

Pearson breaks all-time scoring record in comeback win

Pearson breaks all-time scoring record in comeback win

Cade Andrews

January 17, 2020

Despite trailing for most of the game, the Texas State Bobcats men’s basketball team (11-8, 4-4) defeated ULM 64-63 (6-11, 2-6) in a thriller that saw senior Nijal Pearson break the program's all-time scoring record. The 'Cats have now broken even (4-4) in the Sun Belt after a slow start to conference...

Texas State turns around conference play with two straight wins

Texas State turns around conference play with two straight wins

Andrew Zimmel and Claire Partain

January 12, 2020

After some tough losses and a slow start in conference, Texas State took it home with two straight wins at Strahan Arena, coming back with a 78-66 win over Coastal Carolina on Thursday and pulling off a convincing 82-57 victory over Appalachian State on Saturday. The Bobcats dominated the Mountaineers...

Trojan Horse topples Bobcats

Trojan Horse topples Bobcats

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 6, 2020

In a game that felt predictable after the Bobcats' slow start to the season, the Texas State men's basketball team fell 71-63 to the Troy Trojans in their conference home opener on Monday night. The 'Cats' struggled to get a foothold at the start of the game, trailing for most of the first half until...

High-scoring first half not enough for Bobcat basketball

High-scoring first half not enough for Bobcat basketball

Sean Allen, Sports Reporter

January 3, 2020

Despite leading by as many as 15 points in the first half, Texas State men's basketball suffered their third straight loss in the Sun Belt Conference with a 72-68 loss against the Little Rock Trojans in Little Rock on Thursday night. The Bobcats dropped to  0-3 in conference play and are now 7-7...

Bobcats wrap up road nonconference schedule with Big 12 loss

Bobcats wrap up road nonconference schedule with Big 12 loss

Sean Allen, Sports Reporter

December 22, 2019

Texas State women's basketball took on a Big 12 test for their final road nonconference match, falling 79-52 at Texas Christian University (9-1) on Sunday afternoon. The Bobcats fell on the bad side of a 17-0 run to start the match until senior Bailey Holle broke the streak at the 4:35 mark in the...

Texas State loses rematch against defending conference champions

Texas State loses rematch against defending conference champions

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 21, 2019

In their first rematch since losing in the Sun Belt Tournament semifinals last season, Texas State fell to defending conference champions Georgia State 81-69 Saturday afternoon at the GSU Sports Arena. The 'Cats move to 0-2 in conference and 7-6 overall after the two-game road trip. The Bobcats...

Bobcats fall just short in first conference battle

Bobcats fall just short in first conference battle

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 20, 2019

In their first Sun Belt Conference challenge, Texas State fell just short in a 67-64 battle at Georgia Southern on Thursday night. Despite kicking off the game with a 16-1 lead, the Bobcats trailed the Eagles 29-28 at the half. The second half was a back-and-forth battle as the Bobcats came back,...

Men’s basketball, Pearson hit season-highs with home win

Men’s basketball, Pearson hit season-highs with home win

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 16, 2019

For their last home game of the year, Texas State men's basketball dominated Bethany College with a season-high 117-65 victory over Bethany College on Sunday at Strahan Arena. The Bobcats will head into Sun Belt Conference play with a 7-4 season record. The Bobcats were led by senior guard Nijal...

Basketball ups win streak to finish Southwestern Showdown

Basketball ups win streak to finish Southwestern Showdown

Cade Andrews, Sports Reporter

December 1, 2019

Texas State men's basketball finished the Southwestern Showdown undefeated and moved to a four-game win streak with a 69-55 victory over Hartford on Saturday at Strahan Arena. The win puts the Bobcats at 6-2 on the season. Senior guard Nijal Pearson led the team with 15 points, followed by sophomore...

Texas State moves to 3-0 in Southwestern Showdown

Texas State moves to 3-0 in Southwestern Showdown

Aidan Bea, Sports Reporter

November 27, 2019

Texas State prevailed in a back-and-forth effort over 2018 NCAA qualifier Abilene Christian University on Monday, moving to 3-0 in the Southwestern Showdown and 4-2 on the season. After trailing 36-30 in the first half, the Bobcat defense held the team down to clinch the win and remain undefeated...

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