Monthly Archives: January 2012

College Basketball: Bobcats to bust brackets in South Dakota

Hey, Texas State sports fans. What do you know about South Dakota?

Any information you have might be helpful to the Bobcats, as they travel to the University of South Dakota for their ESPN Bracketbusters game Feb. 18. Tip-off between Texas State and the Coyotes is scheduled for 7 p.m.

USD hasn’t been too successful in 2011-12, posting a 7-14 overall record. The Coyotes are 2-10 in the Summit League.

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College Basketball: Tale of two teams

Another split occurred this afternoon in the world of Texas State sports.

Early Saturday, Texas State’s women’s basketball team used a 22-4 run late in the second half to blow out Texas-Arlington, 90-73. It was the final game played inside Texas Hall in Arlington.

Junior guard Diamond Ford led the Bobcats with 27 points, while sophomore forward Ashley Ezeh chipped in 26. Ford also finished with four rebounds, four steals, three assists and only one turnover. Ezeh grabbed seven rebounds.

Texas State improved to 12-7 overall and 4-2 in the Southland Conference.

In San Marcos, the men’s team let another late lead slip in a loss to the conference-leading Mavericks. The Bobcats led by four points with 1:11 remaining in the second half, but lost by three, 82-79.

Wasted in the loss by Texas State was a fantastic performance by freshman guard Wesley Davis. He tied a school record with eight steals, scored 14 points, dished out two assists and blocked a pair of shots.

Three players, all starters, fouled out for the Bobcats. Texas State, as a team, committed 29 fouls.

With the loss, the Bobcats fell to 1-6 in conference play. Texas State sits in 11th place, a spot above 1-7 Nicholls State.

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College Basketball: 1,000-Point Scorers

Here is a list of women’s  basketball players at Texas State that scored at least 1,000 points in their sports career.

Junior guard Diamond Ford reached the mark last night against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Ford scored 22 in the 73-67 win.

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College Basketball: Trouble brewing?

A bit of good and bad happened tonight in the world of Texas State sports.

First, Texas State’s women’s basketball team beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 73-67, inside Strahan Coliseum. Junior guard Diamond Ford led all scorers with 22 points. Ford eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in her career with a 3-pointer early in the second half.

The Bobcats improved to 11-7 overall and 3-2 in Southland Conference games.

Now to the bad…

Texas State’s men’s basketball team dropped another game on the road. The Bobcats had a 10-point advantage in the second half, but couldn’t hold off the Islanders. A&M-CC beat Texas State, 74-68.

It was the Bobcats’ seventh consecutive loss on the road. Texas State is now 8-11 overall and 1-5 in SLC games.

There might also be some discord brewing inside the program.

The Bobcats lost freshman forward Luke Mergerson earlier this season when he quit, now another player might have followed suit. Until it’s confirmed, the second name won’t be released. Update as of 1/26 — Player was back at practice Thursday afternoon after not traveling with team to Corpus Christi.

Both teams are back in action Saturday against UT-Arlington. The men are home, while the women travel to Arlington.

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College Basketball: Bobcats run by UTSA

Texas State sports fans, remember this from a few posts ago?

If Texas State drops both games to fall to 1-4 in conference play, it’s time to think about baseball season.

Well, it happened. The Bobcats (men’s team) lost both rivalry games this week, starting with a 71-68 loss to Sam Houston State, followed by an 80-75 defeat at the hands of UTSA that looked a lot worse than the result states.

Texas State shouldn’t have been in Saturday afternoon’s game with the Roadrunners. The Bobcats allowed UTSA to shoot 64 percent from the field in the first half, but only trailed by 11 at halftime thanks to making eight 3-pointers.

In the second half, Texas State grew wise and dropped into a zone. It slowed the Roadrunners down enough for the Bobcats to work their way into striking distance.

A late 3-pointer by freshman guard Wesley Davis brought Texas State within three points (76-73), but Doug Davalos’ team couldn’t get closer. The Bobcats made 15 of the 33 3-pointers they attempted in the game, which turned out to be the only reason it was close.

Junior forward Brooks Ybarra scored a team-high 24 points, while senior guard Travis Jones added 18 (13 in the second half).

Texas State fell to 1-4 in conference play with the loss.

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Six Shooter With Dan McCarney

Texas State sports fans, it’s been a long time since we had Dan McCarney, UTSA beat writer for the San Antonio Express-News, around these parts.

With Texas State hosting UTSA tomorrow in basketball at 4 p.m., I thought it would be the perfect time to rifle a few questions his way.

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College Basketball: Bobcats split with Bearkats

Well, Texas State sports fans, it looks like the men’s basketball team dug itself a bit of a hole.

After losing to Sam Houston State on Wednesday night by the score of 71-68, the Bobcats fell to 1-3 in Southland Conference play. If the SLC Tournament began tomorrow, Doug Davalos‘ bunch would miss a trip to Katy as it would sit in ninth place.

Texas State needs to start making up some ground and it begins Saturday afternoon against UTSA. The Roadrunners are 4-1 in conference play, fresh off an 80-62 win over Northwestern State.

On the women’s side, things are looking up for the Bobcats. After a sluggish first half, Texas State used an 18-0 run to put some space in between itself and the Bearkats, en route to a 66-53 win. The Bobcats received a great performance by sophomore forward Ashley Ezeh, as she scored 18 points to go along with a career-high 14 rebounds.

Texas State’s women travel to UTSA on Saturday for a 2 p.m. tip-off.

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College Basketball: Huge week for the Bobcat men

Texas State sports fans, welcome to rivalry week.

In the next four days, the Bobcat basketball teams will play Sam Houston State and UTSA. Texas State’s women host the Bearkats tonight (Wednesday), then travel to San Antonio on Saturday, while the men do the opposite.

For the men’s team, this is an incredibly important week. Texas State will find out if it’s a contender or pretender.

If the Bobcats win both games, not only will they claim their first true road win, they’ll knock off a pair of strong teams in the conference. Even though it’s a down year, Sam Houston State is still dangerous and the Roadrunners were picked to win the conference in the preseason.

If Texas State splits, it will be much ado about nothing — unless Doug Davalos’ bunch beats the Bearkats on the road. Even then, the Bobcats would have failed to protect home court, where they are 7-1 in 2011-12.

Now if Texas State drops both games to fall to 1-4 in conference play, it’s time to think about baseball season.

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College Basketball: Padding The Wall

Texas State sports fans, you might notice something different about Strahan Coliseum the next time you go see a Bobcat basketball game.

Before you get excited, they didn’t tear down The Wall. They just covered some of it up, including the illustrious ‘Society of Champions.’

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