Pearson leads Texas St. over Arkansas St. 84-74
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Nijal Pearson had 21 points as Texas State beat Arkansas State 84-74 on Thursday night.
Alonzo Sule had 18 points and 10 rebounds for Texas State (20-5, 9-3 Sun Belt Conference). Jaylen Shead added 17 points. Alex Peacock had nine rebounds for the visiting team.
Tre'Larenz Nottingham, who was second on the Bobcats in scoring heading into the matchup with 14 points per game, scored 7 points on 1-of-12 shooting.
Pearson with 17, Texas St. beats Coastal Carolina 65-57
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson scored 17 points and Texas State beat Coastal Carolina 65-57 on Saturday.
Alex Peacock added 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals for the Bobcats (19-5, 8-3 Sun Belt). Tre'Larenz Nottingham also had 14 points.
Texas State shot 46 percent from the field compared to 35 percent for Coastal Carolina and had a 37-27 rebounding advantage.
The Bobcats scored first and led all the way, building to a 38-23 advantage at the break.
Sule has career-best 23 points, Texas State gets 90-80 win
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Alonzo Sule nailed 10 of 11 shots from the floor for a career-high 23 points while grabbing 10 rebounds to help Texas State overcome a Houston Baptist rally for its seventh straight victory, 90-80 on Saturday.
Texas State (9-1) is off to its best start since 1952-53. The Bobcats' only loss was to Drake, 75-69, in the third game of the season.