Wes Davis played have a good defensive effort as he recorded 7 steals and added 7 points. Emani Gant led the team in scoring with 14 points but would miss a critical alley-oop pass from D.J. Brown that could have potentially send the game to OT.
“We just didn’t come out hard and ready to play, we just took the day off. Halftime, coach really got on us, so we really tried to come out the second half, and was able to cut the lead down, the defense did well stopping them from scoring,” said Davis.
Texas State struggled in the first half shooting 21% from the field while giving up 46% shooting defensively. Bobcats would only manage to score 21 points and would trail 31-21 at halftime. If not for such a slow start offensively, Bobcats could be looking at a 4-1 start to conference play instead of their 3-2.
“This is a tale of two half’s," Head Coach Danny Kaspar said. "The first half I’m very disappointed for some people on this team not showing up to play. Mentally, they were not ready to play and halftime was more of a chewing out than it was strategy session."
Texas State will host South Alabama on Thursday at 7:30 tip off time at home in Strahan Coliseum in San Marcos. Bobcats fall to 9-5 overall, after their first home loss of the season.