Pearson leads Texas St. over Arkansas St. 84-74
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Nijal Pearson had 21 points as Texas State beat Arkansas State 84-74 on Thursday night.
Tre'Larenz Nottingham, who was second on the Bobcats in scoring heading into the matchup with 14 points per game, scored 7 points on 1-of-12 shooting.
Ty Cockfield scored a career-high 39 points for the Red Wolves (10-15, 4-8). Tristin Walley added 12 points. Grantham Gillard had seven rebounds.
The Bobcats improve to 2-0 against the Red Wolves this season. Texas State defeated Arkansas State 77-64 on Jan. 19. Texas State faces Arkansas-Little Rock on the road on Saturday. Arkansas State faces Texas-Arlington at home on Saturday.