Texas State seeks revenge on UTA
Texas State (23-7, 12-5) vs. Texas-Arlington (15-15, 11-6)
College Park Center, Arlington, Texas; Saturday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Texas-Arlington goes for the season sweep over Texas...
Nottingham, Pearson lift Texas St. over Louisiana-Lafayette
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Tre Nottingham scored 17 points and Nijal Pearson hit the winning 3-pointer with 1:21 to play and Texas State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 64-62 after blowing an 18-point...
La.-Lafeyette looks to extend streak vs Texas State
Louisiana-Lafayette (16-10, 7-6) vs. Texas State (21-6, 10-4)
Strahan Coliseum, San Marcos, Texas; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: La.-Lafeyette looks for its sixth straight win in...
Ertel, Munnings lead Louisiana-Monroe over Texas St. 63-60
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Michael Ertel and Travis Munnings scored 13 points apiece and Louisiana-Monroe held off Texas State's late rally for a 63-60 victory on Thursday...
Police: Man witnesses say killed ex-girlfriend kills self
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Police say a man who witnesses said fatally shot his ex-girlfriend in the head in Central Texas was later found in his vehicle with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
San Marcos police said Monday that witnesses told officers 24-year-old Brihana Landrum was shot Sunday morning by 28-year-old Adrian Diaz. Police say they had been involved in an on-again, off-again relationship for several years.
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.
Texas St. rallies into share of Sun Belt lead with 74-71 win
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson scored 19 points, including a 3-pointer to cap a 9-0 run in the last five minutes as Texas State broke away from Appalachian State 74-71 Thursday night to regain a piece of the Sun Belt Conference lead and sweep the season series with the Mountaineers.
The win puts the Bobcats (18-5) in a three-way tie with Georgia State and Texas Arlington, all at 7-3.
Warren scores 30, UT Arlington tops Texas State 84-77 in 2OT
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Brian Warren scored a career-high 30 points, tying the game at the end of regulation and first overtime, and made the go-ahead free throws in the second overtime as UT Arlington knocked Texas State out of a share of the Sun Belt Conference lead with an 84-77 win on Saturday.
The record crowd of 6,581 was treated to 12 ties, 14 lead changes and neither team led by double figures.
Texas State uses big run to beat Arkansas State 77-64
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson had 29 points and 11 rebounds and Texas State used a 30-0 run to beat Arkansas State 77-64 on Saturday.
Tre'Larenz Nottingham added 13 points and eight rebounds and Alex Peacock scored 10 points for Texas State. The Bobcats (16-3, 5-1 Sun Belt), who have won four in a row and 14 of their last 16, moved into a tie with Georgia State atop the conference standings.
Nottingham scores 5 3-pointers, Texas State rallies 80-62
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Tre Nottingham scored 24 points and Nijal Pearson added 19 as Texas State roared past Little Rock 80-62 with a scorching second half Thursday night.
Trailing by a point at the break, Texas State (15-3, 4-1 Sun Belt) scored 50 points in the second half, shooting 64 percent from the floor (16 of 25) and 58 percent from distance (7 of 12). With the win, Texas State matched its win total from all of last season.
Benlevi scores 19, Mitchell adds 16 in Georgia State victory
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Malik Benlevi scored 19 points, Devin Mitchell added 16 points and they combined to make eight 3-pointers in Georgia State's 73-69 victory over Texas State on Saturday night.
Mitchell made 4 of 6 3-pointers and Benlevi made 4 of 7 from beyond the arc for the Panthers (11-4, 2-0 Sun Belt). Kane Williams had 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting and D'Marcus Simonds had 12 rebounds.
Tre Nottingham scored 17 points for Texas State (12-3, 1-1).
Police in San Marcos shoot, kill man with pellet pistol
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a man in San Marcos pulled what was believed to be a gun on police officers Friday, and was shot and killed.
The city of San Marcos said in a Saturday statement that authorities received reports around 9:30 p.m. of a man shooting a handgun who was later seen climbing into a fleeing vehicle.
Two officers conducted a traffic stop and the passenger climbed out.
Texas St holds of Georgia Southern 73-70 to open league play
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Tre'Larenz Nottingham scored 24 points, Eric Terry added 14 and Texas State beat Georgia Southern 73-70 in a Sun Belt Conference opener Thursday night.
Texas State wins 11th game by routing Howard Payne, 105-29
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Tre'Larenz Nottingham's layup with just under five minutes left in the first half proved to be the winning bucket as Texas State shredded Division III Howard Payne 105-29 in the Bobcats' final nonconference game of the season Saturday.
Texas State opens Sun Belt Conference play Thursday when it plays host to Georgia State.
Deaths of 5 in Texas apartment fire ruled homicides
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — The deaths of five people killed in a large apartment fire near Texas State University have been ruled homicides.
The fire broke out on July 20 at an apartment complex in San Marcos. The fire has been ruled an arson, though no arrests have been made and few details have been released about how the blaze started.
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.
ATF: Texas apartment fire that killed 5 intentionally set
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Texas say an apartment fire that killed five people last summer was intentionally set.
Fred Milanowski, special agent in charge for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said during a news conference Friday that a criminal investigation into the July 20 blaze is underway.
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Pearson scores 25 points, leads Texas State past Rice 74-60
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help Texas State roll to a 74-60 victory over Rice on Wednesday night.
Pearson was 9 of 16 from the floor. Eric Terry added 11 points and Tre'Larenz Nottingham had 10 for Texas State (6-1), which has won four in a row.
Chris Mullins scored 12 points and Quentin Millora-Brown had 10 for Rice (3-5). The freshmen duo combined for 8-of-13 shooting from the field while the rest of the team shot 11 of 40 (27.5 percent).
Texas State hires WVU assistant Spavital as head coach
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State has hired West Virginia offensive coordinator Jake Spavital as its next head coach.
Texas State announced the hiring Wednesday. Spavital succeeds Everett Withers, who was fired after winning just seven games in three seasons.
Spavital guided one of the nation's top offenses this season as No. 15 West Virginia went 8-3 and had a chance to play in the Big 12 title game until a 59-56 loss to No. 4 Oklahoma.
Arkansas State rolls to 33-7 victory over Texas State
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Justice Hansen threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns — both to Kirk Merritt — and Warren Wand ran for 145 yards and a score to lead Arkansas State to a 33-7 victory over Texas State on Saturday.
Wand's 8-yard TD run in the first quarter for the Red Wolves (8-4, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference) was the only score of the first half.
Texas State fires coach Everett Withers
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State has fired coach Everett Withers after he guided the Bobcats to just seven victories in three seasons.
The Bobcats fell to 3-8 on Saturday with a 12-7 loss to Troy. They were 2-10 in each of Withers' first two seasons at the Sun Belt Conference school that has been playing at the FBS level since 2012.
Terry leads Texas State to 97-52 romp over Hardin-Simmons
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Eric Terry led six players in double figures with 17 points and Texas State rolled to a 97-52 victory over Division III-member Hardin-Simmons on Tuesday night.
Thomas leads Appalachian State past Texas State 38-7
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Zac Thomas passed for 247 yards and two touchdowns and Darrynton Evans added a pair of TD runs to propel Appalachian State to a 38-7 victory over Texas State on Saturday.
The Mountaineers (7-2, 5-1 Sun Belt Conference) jumped out to a 7-0 lead on their first possession when Thomas connected with Dominique Heath from the 8-yard line. The score was set up when Austin Exford recovered a Willie Jones III fumble at the Appalachian State 33 on the Bobcats' first series.
Texas State holds off late rally, beats Air Force 67-57
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson scored 21 points and Texas State won its season opener with a 67-57 victory over Air Force on Friday night.
Air Force cut an eight-point deficit when Sid Tomes converted a 4-point play to pull the Falcons to 60-54. Air Force got a point closer when Ryan Swan made a 3-pointer to make it 62-57 with 1:10 remaining but the Bobcats made their final six free-throw attempts to seal it.
Jones return sparks Texas State past New Mexico State, 27-20
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Willie Jones III threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Texas State pulled away from New Mexico State, 27-20 in a Sun Belt Conference battle Saturday night.
A sophomore, Jones started the first four games for the Bobcats before being injured against UTSA. Freshman Tyler Vitt took over at quarterback for the last three games but is out with an injury.
Georgia Southern holds off Texas State 15-13
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Wesley Fields rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown, helping Georgia Southern beat Texas State 15-13 on Thursday night.
Georgia Southern led 15-0 before Texas State's second-half comeback.
Texas State got on the board with 59 seconds left in the third quarter. Keenen Brown ran for 61 yards before getting tripped up at the 4 and he punched it in on second-and-goal to pull to 15-7.
Louisiana-Lafayette stays perfect against Texas State, 42-27
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Elijah Mitchell ran for 191 yards and three touchdowns and Louisiana-Lafayette snapped a three-game losing streak by topping Texas State, 42-27 for its first Sun Belt victory of the season Saturday night.
The Ragin' Cajuns now are unbeaten in seven games all-time against Texas State and have outscored the Bobcats 103-40 in three games in San Marcos.
Texas State cruises to 36-20 win over Texas Southern
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — A.J. Krawczyk returned a fumble 82 yards for a touchdown and James Sherman booted five field goals to lead Texas State to a 36-20 victory over Texas Southern on Saturday night.
James Sherman kicked a 36-yard field goal to cap the Bobcats' first drive and sandwiched a 35- and 41-yarder around a Willie Jones III 46-yard scoring strike to Keenen Brown for a 16-0 halftime lead.
Mississippi police arrest man wanted for Texas killing
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State police in Mississippi have arrested a man on charges of killing a man in Texas earlier this month.
The Clarion Ledger reported that the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation arrested 24-year-old Adrian Terrell Rose in Jackson on Monday.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Authorities have identified all five individuals who died last month in a massive fire at two apartment complexes in San Marcos.
Officials on Friday announced that 21-year-old Belinda Moats of Big Wells was the last victim to be identified after the July 20 fire.
The four victims previously identified were: 20-year-old Dru Estes of San Antonio; 19-year-old Haley Frizzell of San Angelo; 23-year-old James Miranda of Mount Pleasant; and 21-year-old David Ortiz of Pasadena.
5 bodies found among apartment fire ruins in Texas
DALLAS (AP) — There were no sprinklers installed in the almost 50-year-old apartment building where authorities recovered at least four of five bodies following a massive fire in San Marcos, officials reported Monday.
The blaze, which displaced about 200 people, began early Friday and caused extensive damage to the Iconic Village apartments and the Vintage Pads apartments located north of Texas State University, according to the city.
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the search for five people missing since a Texas apartment complex fire (all times local):
Authorities have recovered a fifth body from the charred wreckage of a Central Texas apartment complex where a fire last week displaced about 200 people.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Authorities in San Marcos say they've recovered the bodies of three people in the rubble of two apartment complex buildings destroyed by fire.
The blaze that broke out before dawn Friday gutted the Iconic Village Apartments and Vintage Pad Apartments in San Marcos, between Austin and San Antonio.
Five people had been listed as unaccounted for since the flames were extinguished.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Investigators say 20 people have been indicted for allegedly being part of a Texas crime ring that stole heavy equipment and sold the expensive items for cash or drugs.
San Marcos police on Tuesday announced indictments returned in June helped break up the theft ring in an investigation since last summer.
Woman sentenced for crash that killed man, unborn child
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — A 22-year-old woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a crash that killed a Brazos County man and his unborn child.
KWTX-TV reports Shana Elliott was also sentenced Friday to 10 years of community service for injuring the pregnant woman in the August 2016 crash. She had pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter.
Elliott apologized from the witness stand on Thursday, saying she knows she made "the worst decision ever."
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Police at Texas State University say one person is in custody after a gun was fired at a residence hall.
Authorities say the bullet hit a window early Sunday at Angelina Hall on the campus in San Marcos, about 30 miles (48.28 kilometers) south of Austin.
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Kevin Hervey was calmly facing a defender as the final seconds were ticking away in a tied game, quickly shifted right to open some space and launched a deep 3-pointer that swished through the net as the buzzer sounded, lifting UT Arlington to an 85-82 victory over in-state rival Texas State Friday night.
Smith scores 25, Georgia Southern beats Texas State 81-77
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Ike Smith scored 25 points with five 3-pointers, Tookie Brown scored all of his 16 points in the second half, and third-place Georgia Southern beat Texas State 81-77 on Saturday to split the season series.
Mike Hughes scored 19 points for the Eagles (18-11, 9-7 Sun Belt Conference), who hit 10 3s and shot 54.9 percent from the field.
Georgia State uses 28-2 run, beats Texas State 77-50
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — D'Marcus Simonds scored 19 points and Georgia State cruised to a 77-50 victory over Texas State on Thursday night.
Georgia State (20-8, 11-4 Sun Belt Conference) rebounded from consecutive losses and is three games back of conference leader Louisiana (14-1) with three games remaining. Texas State (14-15, 7-9) has lost seven straight.
Texas man charged in shooting death of officer
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been formally charged with capital murder in the December shooting death of a police officer.
A statement from the Hays County district attorney's office says that Stewart Mettz was indicted by a grand jury Thursday for "intentionally or knowingly" killing San Marcos Officer Kenneth Copeland.
Kinney leads with 17, Appalachian St. upends Texas St. 59-56
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Griffin Kinney scored 17 points with seven rebounds and Appalachian State upended Texas State 59-56 on Saturday night.
Beck’s OT layup gets Coastal Carolina past Texas State 56-54
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Demario Beck made a layup at the buzzer to lift Coastal Carolina to a 56-54 overtime victory over Texas State on Thursday night.
Nijal Pearson's two free throws tied the game at 54 for the Bobcats with 1:05 to play. Ajay Sanders missed a 3 for the Chanticleers on the ensuing possession, but Texas State committed a turnover before Beck made the game-winner.
Neither team had more than a three-point lead since midway through the second half.
Louisiana throttles Texas St. 80-55 behind barrage of 3s
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Malik Marquetti scored 19 points, Frank Bartley IV and Justin Miller each scored 14, and Louisiana strengthened its grip atop the Sun Belt Conference with an 80-55 win against Texas State on Saturday.
Louisiana (17-3, 7-0) sits 1½ games ahead of second place Texas State (13-8, 6-2) and has won seven straight and 14 of its last 15. The loss snapped the Bobcats' six-game win streak.
Texas St holds off UL Monroe 55-52
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson scored 17 points, Tre'Larenz Nottingham hit five 3s and scored 16 points, and Texas State held off Louisiana Monroe 55-52 on Thursday night to win its sixth straight.
Peacock’s putback sends Texas St. past Troy 57-56
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Alex Peacock's lay-in off an offensive rebound with four seconds to play lifted Texas State to a 57-56 win against Troy on Saturday.
After Troy called timeout, B.J. Miller drove a wide-open lane but missed his layup at the buzzer.
Peacock, Texas State hold off South Alabama 72-69
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Alex Peacock scored 18 points and his layup with 26 seconds remaining preserved Texas State's 72-69 win against South Alabama on Thursday night.
Rodrick Sikes made two free throws to narrow South Alabama's deficit to 70-69 before Peacock's layup. Texas State called timeout and Sikes missed a 3-point attempt. The Jaguars got the offensive rebound but Josh Ajayi missed his attempt.
King has double-double, Texas State routs Ecclesia 85-43
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Immanuel King scored 14 points and grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds to lead Texas State in an 85-43 rout of Ecclesia on Tuesday night.
King was 7 of 12 from the field. Alex Peacock and Nijal Pearson each added 11 points for Texas State (6-6), which snapped a two-game losing skid.
Milacio Freeland scored 12 points to lead Ecclesia, which was 13-of-64 shooting (20 percent).
Funeral held in San Antonio for slain San Marcos officer
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas police officer who was fatally shot last week was a compassionate man who loved being a police officer and a father, mourners recalled Wednesday at his funeral.
Kenneth Copeland, who was a San Marcos officer, was killed Dec. 4 while serving a warrant on a domestic violence suspect.
A friend of Copeland's, Jeff Caldwell, told those attending the service at the Community Bible Church in San Antonio that Copeland was an "amazing man."