Bobcats split games in California

Texas State Men's Basketball

Texas State defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 71-54, on Wednesday in the second game of the Men Against Breast Cancer Showcase inside the Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, California. 

“It was a nice win for our team and everybody got to play,” head coach Danny Kaspar said in a statement. “...The one negative about (Wednesday night’s) game is that we fouled too much and they got a bunch of their points at the free throw line. We have to play defense without fouling.” 

Arkansas-Pine Bluff jumped out to a 6-2 lead, but Texas State responded with a 3-pointer from senior guard Tyler Blount and a shot from sophomore guard Marlin Davis to put the Bobcats on top at 7-6 with 15:23 remaining in the opening half. 

Both teams battled throughout the rest of the first half until Texas State found momentum late. The Bobcats scored 13 points in the final 6:42 to give them a 39-27 lead at the half. 

UAPB rattled off four-straight points but Blount hit a 3-pointer to spark an 11-4 Texas State 

The Bobcats extended their lead to 53-36 and wrapped up the game with a 71-54 win. 

Blount recorded a team-high 16 points, converting on 6-of-9 from the field and 4-of-6 from behind the arc. Alex Peacock amassed a career-high 12 points. 

“Tyler (Blount) had a great shooting night for us. He was a key figure for us against their 2-3 zone,” Kaspar said. “Alex (Peacock) came off the bench and I thought he had a great game tonight with 12 points, seven rebounds and even four assists. 

Bobcats fall to Canisius

Texas State continued its run in the Men Against Breast Cancer Showcase with a 68-62 loss to Canisius on Friday. 

"That was a disappointing loss and I was especially disappointed with our defense in the second half," Kaspar said. "We gave up too many layups, too many good shots and turned it over too many times. We have to go back to work." 

Texas State only shot 40 percent from the field against the Golden Griffins. The Bobcats also missed eight free throws during Friday night's contest. 

Texas State turned the ball over 18 times against Canisius. 

Texas State played Pacific on Saturday, which ended after press time. 

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