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Air Force soars over Bobcat basketball in road opener

Quentin Scott jumps to dunk the basketball.

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

November 15, 2019

After trailing by as many as 14 points in the second half, the Texas State Bobcats lost to The Air Force Academy 78-71 Saturday. The loss marks the second time the ‘Cats have lost to the Falcons in three years and drops them to 1-6 in road openers under head coach Danny Kaspar. The Bobcats led only...

High shooting efficiency leads Bobcats to first win

Nijal Pearson throws a free-throw.

Caleb Howell, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2019

Just after the women’s blowout win and days after an easy victory over Cameron in an exhibition match, the Texas State men’s basketball team kicked off their season with a high-scoring 103-45 win over Texas Lutheran at home on Tuesday night. The Bobcats moved to a 1-0 overall record as they head...

Texas State dominates Cameron in exhibition match

Deshawn Davidson prepares to pass the basketball.

Aidan Bea, Sports Reporter

November 5, 2019

In their first test of the season, Texas State defeated Cameron University 91-54 in an exhibition match at home Friday night behind a suffocating defense and efficient offense. Texas State played disruptive team defense, accumulating 10 steals and four blocks which led to 23 points off of turnovers....

Basketball coaches preview upcoming season with Media Day

Quentin Scott jumps to dunk the basketball.

Caleb Howell, Sports Reporter

November 2, 2019

Texas State men’s and women’s basketball hosted a Media Day on Wednesday, with both head coach Danny Kaspar and head women’s coach Zenarae Antoine giving their remarks as they kick off the season. Following the conference, the men’s team opened their season with a decisive 91-54 win over Cameron...

Sports Podcast: ‘Cats Got Our Tongues Ep. 20

A graphic of a mouth without a tongue.

Andrew Zimmel and Sean Anchondo

August 1, 2019

TXST Sports Prez Andrew Zimmel and sports reporter Sean Anchondo break down Texas State’s schedule — specifically the October 26th trip to Jonesboro, Arkansas to face the Red Wolves and Arkansas State. Also, Andrew Zimmel breaks down the Texas State Men’s Basketball Schedule. ‘Cats Got Our...

Texas State falls at home to Warhawks

Senior Alex Peacock shoots a 3-pointer in the game against Coastal Carolina. Photo by Kate Connors

Cade Andrews

February 22, 2019

Texas State men’s basketball team fell to Lousiana Monroe Warhawks 63-60 Thursday night at Strahan Arena. The loss ended the four-game win streak and moved Texas State (21-6, 10-4) into a 1st place tie with Georgia State. Tre'Larenz Nottingham and Eric Terry led the way for the Bobcats with 41 combined...

Bobcat basketball wins big on Danny Kaspar Night

Junior guard, Nijal Person, prepares to shoot a free throw. Photo by Kate Connors

Sean Anchondo

February 12, 2019

The Texas State Bobcats played championship-worthy basketball Saturday night against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the first half. The second half was a different story. The Bobcats beat the Chanticleers with a final score of 65-57. The team improved to 19-5 total and 8-3 in confer...

Mavericks stun Bobcats in double overtime thriller

Eric Terry shoots a free throw after being fouled by a UT Arlington player, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at Strahan Coliseum. This game, prior the 2019-20 season and the Bobcats' triple overtime game against UTA, Texas State lost in double overtime.

Sean Anchondo

February 4, 2019

Bobcat basketball fell Feb. 2 to the University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks in double overtime. In front of a record crowd at Strahan arena, the Mavericks were able to pull away with a final score of 84-77. With a crowd of 6,581, Strahan was electric. UTA was dealt with the hostile away-game environment...

Men’s basketball second half comeback victory over Cal Poly

Sean Anchondo

November 22, 2018

Nijal Pearson and the Texas State Bobcats dominated the second half against California Polytechnic State University Wednesday night to win 54-42 at the Portland Classic. Texas State trailed Cal Poly by seven points heading into halftime, but with a second half, the late surge was able to bring home...

Men’s basketball winning streak ends after 80-55 decision

Deris Duncan, senior guard, jumps up to make a shot

Melea Polk

January 22, 2018

The Texas State men’s basketball team ended their six-game winning streak after falling to Louisiana in a 80-55 decision at Strahan Coliseum Jan. 20. “I am very disappointed that we didn’t show more fight in the game,” head coach Danny Kaspar said. “Many of them let their offense dictate...

Home crowd and 3-point shooting key in victory for men’s basketball

John Paul Mason

January 22, 2018

Texas State came away with a 55-52 victory against Louisiana Monroe Thursday, Dec. 18, but the Bobcats, as Head coach Danny Kasper put it, came out “reserved…not aggressive enough.” The team started out a bit flat with a low scoring first half. The Bobcats’ two leading scorers from the game,...

Men’s basketball finishes 10-7 over winter break

Sophomore Guard Nijal Pearson stands at the free-throw line ready to take a shot.

Melea Polk

January 17, 2018

The men’s basketball team ended the winter break with an overall record of 10-7 and a Sun Belt Conference record of 3-1. During the month-long break, the Bobcats went 5-2 and began conference play. The Bobcats started the break with a road game against Colorado State Dec. 17 and lost to the Rams...

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