LAS VEGAS — All good things have to end at some point, right?
Well, that was the case Friday night in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament for Texas State. Despite another tremendous performance by junior forward Joel Wright, the Bobcats came up short against New Mexico State. Texas State fell to the Aggies, 74-65.
Wright capped a tremendous tournament with a 17-point, 11-rebound outing. He finished the tournament with 65 points (on 61 percent shooting) and 27 rebounds. Head coach Doug Davalos called Wright, who set a tournament record with 31 made free throws, the best player in the tournament. It would tough to argue with Davalos.
Now the Bobcats head into an uncertain offseason. Davalos, who is 92-120 in seven years as head coach, is without a contract after it expired at the end of the season and the program moves to the Sun Belt Conference as of July 1.
“I think it’s outstanding,” Davalos said of the program’s future. “You look at the guys who are coming back and there’s a lot to be excited about. There are a lot of growing pains that don’t have to be gone through, because the guys know each other and whenever you have continuity, it usually leads to positive results.”