Peacock nearly has triple-double in Texas State’s 66-53 win
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Alex Peacock narrowly missed a triple-double, scoring 21 points with nine assists and nine rebounds to lead Texas State over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 66-53 on Wednesday night.
Peacock, a 6-foot-7 junior-college transfer, easily eclipsed his season bests in all three categories and added three steals. He made 7 of 8 shots, including both of his 3-pointers.
The Bobcats (4-3), who have won four of their last five games, shot 50 percent and outrebounded the Bobcats 40-25 for an 18-8 advantage on second-chance points.
Joseph Kilgore scored 14 points, Tre Gray 11 and Sean Rhea 10 for the Islanders (1-5), who have lost five straight.
The Islanders had a 9-5 lead four minutes into the game but were outscored 28-7 the rest of the half. Peacock had 13 points in the half.
The lead remained in double figures until the Bobcats closed to within eight with 6:52 left on a Kilgore 3-pointer. They were trailing by nine with four minutes remaining when Texas State closed the game on an 8-4 run with Nijal Pearson scoring five points.