Louisiana-Monroe beats Texas State 76-57

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Justin Roberson had 21 points on Thursday night and Louisiana-Monroe moved into a second-place tie in the Sun Belt Conference with a 76-57 win over Texas State.

Majok Deng added 16 points and Nick Coppola scored 15 for the Warhawks (14-12, 10-5), who went unthreatened after opening to a 24-6 lead with 8:39 left in the first.

Louisiana-Monroe led 39-20 at the half and had its largest lead at 69-43 with 7:01 to play. The Warhawks tied Louisiana-Lafayette in the standings – three games behind Arkansas-Little Rock (13-2) – after the Ragin' Cajuns lost 84-83 to UT-Arlington on Thursday night.

Cameron Naylor had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Emani Gant added 14 points and Ethan Montalvo 13 for the Bobcats (10-13, 4-10).

Texas State had an 8-0 run early in the second half that got the Bobcats as close as they would get at 43-28.