Texas State’s losing skid continues with loss to ULM

Texas State Men's Basketball

Texas State’s losing streak continued with a 79-71 loss to Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. 

The Bobcats defeated the Warhawks, 55-52, in San Marcos on Jan. 18. Since Texas State’s win over ULM, it’s lost seven of its last eight games. The Bobcats are currently on a six-game losing skid.  

“This is obviously a very disappointing loss,” head coach Danny Kaspar said in a statement. “We played a team that is playing very well and are a different team than we faced the first time around. Our issues are more mental than physical. So many close losses have taken a toll on us, and psychological we have to find a way to get a win to bounce back and be ourselves again.”

The Bobcats wasted a strong outing from senior forward Immanuel King, who put up a career-high 22 points and added six rebounds. Sophomore guard Nijal Pearson tallied 17 points, six rebounds and three assists. 

Both teams battled for the lead early in the opening half, but the Bobcats pulled away after the game was tied at 11-11. Texas State pushed its lead to eight points twice at 22-14 and 24-16. But ULM finished the half on a strong run. The Warhawks regained the lead at 31-30, and took a 37-31 advantage into the intermission. 

ULM continued to pull away from the Bobcats in the second half. Texas State couldn’t catch the Warhawks and added another loss to its losing streak.

Texas State returns to San Marcos for its final three games of the regular season. The Bobcats begin their three-game homestand against Georgia State, which defeated Texas State 54-50 on the road on Jan. 27, on Thursday at 7 p.m. inside Strahan Coliseum. 

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