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.
The Bobcats led 44-30 on Isaiah Gurley’s 3 pointer with 12 minutes left in the second half, but Michael Ertel hit a jumper and a 3 amid an 11-2 run and the Warhawks closed to 46-41. Marvin Jean-Pierre’s 3 made it a two-point game with 4:16 to go, but Immanuel King and Alex Peacock each hit layups and the Warhawks missed 3 of 4 free throws in the final 12 seconds.
The Bobcats (13-7, 6-1 Sun Belt Conference) shot 40 percent from the field and 9 of 24 from 3, but turned it over 15 times for 19 Warhawks points.
Ertel scored 18 points, Sam McDaniel had 11 with three 3s, and Jean-Pierre had 10 for the Warhawks (7-10, 1-5), who have lost three straight.