Statement Win

Texas State battled hard and would need two overtimes to beat Sun Belt Conference favorite Georgia State, in a double OT thriller, 77-74. We have a recap of Monday nights game.

Junior guard Ethan Montalvo would hit two key 3-pointers late in the game and senior D.J. Brown showed his veteran skills in coming up with key buckets down the stretch to help push Texas State into overtime.

Forward Emani Gant would score 7 points in the first overtime. None more important than his game tying trey to send the game into a second extra period. Gant would get the ball near the top of the key on a frantic possession with time winding down and from beyond the arc, would jack up a rushed 3-ptr and bank it in as time expired. The bucket evened up everything at 69 all as both teams were now heading into a second OT.

The bobcats would take the lead in the second overtime 71-69, on a pair of Kavin Gilder Tilbury (So.) free throws, and would no longer relinquish it. Gant would add two more buckets sealing the win for the 'Cats.

TXST started early with foul trouble, struggled to make shots, and couldn't capitalize on Georgia State's mistakes. Within the first five minutes of the game, leading scorer Emani Gant would go to the bench with 2 fouls. Senior guard Wes Davis tried to spark a little momentum on the defensive side as he was able to record a theft, which put him 4th all time in program history for steals. The Bobcats would hold the Panthers to only 19 points, but still trail at the break, 19-17. Netting more turnovers (9) than made field goals (7).

Forward Cameron Naylor (Jr.) would put together his best performance of the season as he finished the night with 18 points, which was a career high, and added 5 rebounds. Emani Gant (Jr.), who was limited to only four first half minutes, still produced for the Bobcats, finishing with 17 points and 6 boards. Montalvo, Brown, and Tilbury (Jr.) would all hit double-digit points as well.

Texas State is now 8-4 overall, 2-1 in Sun-Belt play and has tied their season win total from last season. The Bobcats will now host Arkansas-Little Rock as they look to get another conference win. Tip off is at 7:30 p.m. from Strahan Coliseum.

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