After trailing by five at halftime, the Texas St. Bobcats turned on the jets and put up 44 points in a huge second half that let them pull away from the Southeastern Louisiana Lions. The win gave Texas State a birth in the Southland Conference Tournament semifinals, which will be played tomorrow. Ryan White led the way for the Bobcats, scoring 26 points. Tony Bishop chipped in 18 points on just seven shots.
The Bobcats really won this game from the free throw line. The Lions made just 11 of their 16 attempts, while the Bobcats were able knock down 21 of 24. Four players were in double figures for the Lions, led by Trent Hutchin’s 15, but it was not meant to be for Southeastern Louisiana, who finish the season 15-14 with a 9-7 record in the Southland Conference.
The fourth seeded Bobcats will draw #1 seed McNeese St in the nightcap of tomorrow’s two semifinal games. Tip is at 8:30 PM CT, and that’s a wrap for today as the higher seeds were able to maintain order outside of Northwestern State.