Bobcats Trounce TLU, 72-31

Texas State forced 29 turnovers and advanced to 4-1 following a routine win over Texas Lutheran University. We have our recap of Wednesday nights game.

Texas State's defense was once again the staple for Wednesdays game, leading to a whopping 30 points off of turnovers for the night. Holding the Bulldogs to just 13 points in the second half on 3 of 20 shooting, and using a 19-2 run to break things completely open in the second half for the Bobcats.

Returning from his one game suspension, Jr. Forward Emani Gant would lead Texas State with 18 points and 7 boards, going perfect from the field, on 8 of 8 shooting.

Forward Kavin Tilbury (So.) led the team defensively, recording four steals, seven rebounds, and a block, while adding 11 points for the night. As a team the Bobcats recorded 19 steals and 8 blocks which would both limit any momentum for the TLU offense, as well as provide extra opportunities for the Texas State offense.

"My last year at SFA we held one of the best scoring teams in our league to 35 points in a game. I am trying to get my team to realize that even though 31 is a good effort, we can go beyond that. My biggest challenge here is that we need to raise the bar, and have higher expectations for ourselves," said Head Coach Danny Kaspar.

In the first half Texas State started off a little slow, but still did not trail at any point in the game. Guard Ethan Montalvo (Jr.) paced the Bobcats with nine points, three assists, and three steals in the first half coming off the bench. Montalvo had some key threes in transition, as well as some very eye catching no look passes, to get the offense moving.

"I'm trying to teach my team to respect the game of basketball. I don't care who it is, a division III team or division I, like the University of Texas, you have to give it you all every day, both on the court and in practice." said Coach Kaspar.

Texas State advances to 4-1 on the season Bobcats will welcome Prairie View A&M to Strahan Colosseum this Saturday. Tip-off is set for 4 pm.

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