Pearson with 17, Texas St. beats Coastal Carolina 65-57
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson scored 17 points and Texas State beat Coastal Carolina 65-57 on Saturday.
Texas State shot 46 percent from the field compared to 35 percent for Coastal Carolina and had a 37-27 rebounding advantage.
The Bobcats scored first and led all the way, building to a 38-23 advantage at the break.
Coastal Carolina cut it to 38-31 early in the second half but a dunk by Alonzo Sule ignited an 11-2 run that stretched it to 49-33 with 12:32 to play. The Chanticleers (12-11, 6-5) closed again late, cutting it to three points, 59-56, with two minutes left but could not get closer.