Mark down another win for Texas State.
Sounds good, doesn’t it?
After starting the season 0-5, the Bobcats won three out of their next four games, including tonight’s 79-58 victory over Cedarville University (Ohio). Texas State didn’t break much of a sweat as it turned in a complete performance in the 21-point win against the Division II program.
Here are some quick thoughts.
- Freshman forward Kavin Tilder-Gilbury is coming into his own. Tilder-Gilbury led the Bobcats in scoring down in Mexico and continued his strong play Wednesday night. He filled the stat sheet with nine points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal. Tilder-Gilbury said he doesn’t like to think of himself as a freshman, but a ‘basketball player.’
- Texas State did a good job of attacking Cedarville’s morphing zone. While shots were open from the outside (7 of 17 from beyond the arc), the Bobcats worked it inside to Emani Gant and Corey Stern. Gant finished with 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting and Stern only made one of his six shots, but got to the free-throw line 10 times (six makes) and grabbed 12 rebounds.
- Not sure what was up with senior forward Joel Wright, but he didn’t take his normal assortment of shots. Even though Wright got into early foul trouble, he didn’t put up a shot until early in the second half. Wright finished with four points on 2-of-4 shooting, grabbed three rebounds and handed out three assists in 15 minutes.
- Texas State a fine job of converting turnovers into points. The Bobcats forced 15 turnovers (seven steals) and scored 24 points off those turnovers. Three different players had two steals (Wright, Wesley Davis and Ray Dorsey).
Texas State returns to the court next Saturday at Texas.