Texas St. 82, McNeese St. 73

Vonn Jones and Reid Koenen scored 15 points each as Texas State

snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating McNeese State 82-73

on Saturday.

Brooks Ybarra added 13 points for the Bobcats (8-8, 1-2

Southland), and Matt Staff had 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Patrick Richard led McNeese State (6-9, 2-1) with 18 points.

Rudy Turner added 13 and Craig McFerrin had 12.

Travis Jones scored seven of his nine points during an 11-1 run

to open the second half as the Bobcats pulled away for a 43-32

lead. The lead stayed in double digits for most of the second half

until McNeese State got as close as six points in the final

minute.

Texas State took advantage of its inside strength, outscoring

the Cowboys 44-32 on points in the paint and winning the rebounding

battle 44-35.