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Appalachian State beats Texas State 66-62 in Sun Belt opener

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Ronshad Shabazz scored 20 points, Justin Forrest added 14 points including a key 3-pointer, and Appalachian State closed on a 5-0 surge to beat Texas State 66-62 on Friday night in a Sun Belt opener.

Tre'Larenz Nottingham made a layup and two free throws to give Texas State a 62-61 lead with 1:41 to play. Shabazz split a pair of free throws, Forrest hit a 3 with 18 seconds left, and Isaac Johnson made one of two free throws to seal it for Appalachian State (6-8).

Shabazz was 6 of 16 from the floor and made three 3-pointers. Forrest was just 3-of-12 shooting but made all six of his free-throw attempts. Craig Hinton chipped in 10 points for the Mountaineers.

Nijal Pearson scored 18 points to lead Texas State (7-7). Eric Terry chipped in 12 and Nottingham finished with 10.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Texas St. 7-7 352762
home team logo App. St. 6-8 363066
Team Stats
away team logo Texas St. 7-7 72.6 PPG 41.7 RPG 14.5 APG
home team logo App. St. 6-8 79.9 PPG 37.9 RPG 12.7 APG
Key Players
22
N. Pearson 16.4 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.4 APG 42.1 FG%
2
R. Shabazz 18.3 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.3 APG 44.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB