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.
The Mountaineers (10-15, 5-7 Sun Belt Conference) trailed by one at intermission, but they stayed close early in the second half when a Kinney layup tied it 49-all with 7:35 to play. Shelby Adams’s jumper gave Texas State a 54-53 lead with 4:32 remaining. The Bobcats (14-11, 7-5) did not score a field goal after that as Kinney, Craig Hinton, Justin Forrest and Tyrell Johnson each made a single foul shot in the stretch to give the Mountaineers the edge.
Ronshad Shabazz added 15 points for Appalachian State. Forrest had eight points.
Nijal Pearson scored 14 points with four rebounds for the Bobcats, who have lost three straight. Tyler Blount added 10 points.