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.