Strong 2nd Half Lifts Texas State
Texas State would use a 12-0 run early on in the 2nd half to surge ahead of the Patriots and not look back. Sophomore forward Emani Gant would score 8 of his team high 16 points during this stretch. The rest of the Bobcats also caught fire in the 2nd half shooting nearly at a 70% clip and 53% for the game. Junior shooting guard Wes Davis also had 16 and senior point guard Phil Hawkins matched him with 16 points of his own. It was more than enough to help carry the offensive load for the 'Cats. What's been a rarity this season, Texas State was able to take advantage of the smaller Patriot team. The Bobcats owned the glass with a 47-21 advantage. The low post dominance continued as points in the paint were also heavily in favor of State, 42-23. Freshman Kavin Tilbury continues to be an asset, also reached double figures with 11 points on the night. Gant would pace the 'Cats on the glass with 12 boards. He nabbed his 1st double-double of the season. In the 2nd half, the Bobcats would clamp down enough to hold UT-Tyler to 35% shooting and only 27 points, outscoring them by 14 in the second stanza. The Patriots would not get any closer than 7 points in the 2nd half. With the win, Texas State is now 4-8 on the season and returns to action on December 30th, hosting Long Island University at Strahan Coliseum. Tip is set for 7 p.m.
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