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Munnings leads Louisiana-Monroe to 79-71 win over Texas St.

MONROE, La. (AP) Travis Munnings scored 15 of his 26 points in the first half as Louisiana-Monroe took over late in the first period to beat Texas State 79-71 on Saturday for its fourth straight Sun Belt Conference win.

With the victory Louisiana-Monroe (13-12, 7-7) jumps ahead of Texas State into sixth place in the conference standings.

Munnings drained 5 of 11 from distance. Michael Ertel added 19 points while dishing out five assists and Marvin Jean-Pierre had 14 points with four assists and two steals. Jordan Harris contributed 12 points.

Texas State took an early lead before ULM closed out the first half on a 14-2 run to go ahead 37-31 at the break. The Warhawks carried the momentum into the second half, hitting 71 percent of their field goals to lead 66-51 with 7:35 left in the game.

ULM finished 30-of-54 shooting (56 percent) from floor, nailing 11 of 25 from long range.

Texas State, which rallied late, made 6 of 22 from beyond the arc.

Immanuel King and Nijal Pearson had 22 and 17 points respectively for the Bobcats (14-14, 7-8) who have lost five straight games.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
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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. 14-14 314071
home team logo UL-Monroe 13-12 374279
Team Stats
away team logo Texas St. 14-14 75.8 PPG 41.8 RPG 16.3 APG
home team logo UL-Monroe 13-12 77.5 PPG 37.1 RPG 13.5 APG
Key Players
22
N. Pearson 18.4 PPG 5.2 RPG 1.6 APG 44.8 FG%
2
D. Smith 21.2 PPG 3.9 RPG 3.6 APG 47.8 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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