The Texas State men’s basketball team opened the Tip Off Classic in Hawaii with a 76-66 win against Cal State-Fullerton. Brent Benson led all scorers with 25 points, while Emmanuel Bidias A’ Moute chipped in 18.
The Bobcats held a 40-23 lead at half, while shooting 46 percent from the floor. Benson finished shooting 8-of-13 with four assists and two steals.
Texas State still struggled from the free throw line, going 26-for-40. The Bobcats missed 14 free throws, which does need to be ironed out before the season really gets going. Texas State was tormented last season by poor free throw shooting, so it will be an interesting development this season.
Regardless, it was a big win for the Bobcats and they look like they turned a corner.