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Texas St. wins 8th in row, beats UT Rio Grande Valley 77-68

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) Tre'Larenz Nottingham had 19 points and Nijal Pearson added 16 as Texas State held off a late rally to beat UT Rio Grande Valley 77-68 to win its eighth straight game on Saturday night.

Texas State (10-1) is off to its best start since 1952-53 when the Bobcats also opened the season 10-1.

Eric Terry contributed 15 points and Alex Peacock chipped in 10 while Jaylen Shead pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out five assists for the Bobcats.

Texas State led 39-35 at the half, pushed that to 57-41 before UT Rio Grande Valley rallied to close to 57-46 after a Johnny Crnogorac jumper at the 12:16 mark. Terry answered with a jump shot and the Bobcats pushed their advantage to 65-52 at the 8:02 mark. The Vaqueros rallied again to close to 73-67 after Lesley Varner II drained a 3 with 36 seconds remaining.

Shead and Peacock made four free throws in the final seconds to secure the win.

Varner had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Vaqueros (7-5).

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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 Bobcats 10-1 393877
home team logo Vaqueros 7-5 353368
Team Stats
away team logo Bobcats 10-1 74.8 PPG 41.7 RPG 15.5 APG
home team logo Vaqueros 7-5 68.5 PPG 37.5 RPG 13.4 APG
Key Players
22
N. Pearson 18.5 PPG 5.0 RPG 1.5 APG 45.5 FG%
3
T. Winn III 12.0 PPG 4.5 RPG 1.6 APG 43.4 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