Texas State Bobcats
Emani Gant scored 19 points, Cameron Naylor added 15 and eighth-seeded Texas State opened the Sun Belt Conference tournament Thursday with a 68-62 upset of fifth-seeded Texas-Arlington.
Lonnie McClanahan and Greg Gainey combined for 12 of Texas-Arlington’s final 16 points, and the Mavericks stayed ahead of Texas State 70-61 on Thursday night.
Greg Gainey scored 12 points, including five in a critical juncture late, and Texas-Arlington beat Texas State 66-55 on Monday.
Nic Moore scored 16 points and Nick Russell added 14 more to lead a balanced attack as SMU dominated visiting Texas State at both ends of the court in a 70-49 victory on Wednesday night.
Kliff Kingsbury has insisted since taking over at Texas Tech that the Red Raiders will score points using whatever opponents give them.
Kevin Butler scored a season-high 21 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Texas-Arlington to an easy 75-50 victory over cold-shooting Texas State on Thursday night.
A week after shocking Houston 30-13, any dreams that the Texas State Bobcats had of an upset were crushed by Big 12 opponent Texas Tech.
How badly do Big 12 schools that aren’t located in Austin want to keep their games off of the Longhorn Network? So badly that they would consider playing only 11 games in 2012 rather than be on it.
More schools are playing conference musical chairs, as Texas State, Georgia State and UTA are all expected to move to the Sun Belt in 2013.