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Texas St. rallies into share of Sun Belt lead with 74-71 win

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Nijal Pearson scored 19 points, including a 3-pointer to cap a 9-0 run in the last five minutes as Texas State broke away from Appalachian State 74-71 Thursday night to regain a piece of the Sun Belt Conference lead and sweep the season series with the Mountaineers.

The win puts the Bobcats (18-5) in a three-way tie with Georgia State and Texas Arlington, all at 7-3.

Tre Nottingham added 18 points and four assists for Texas State, which fought through 10 lead changes and five ties. Jaylen Shead scored 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting with four assists and four steals.

Appalachian State cut the Bobcats lead to 70-68 with 1:26 to go. Then Pearson hit a short jumper and Eric Terry blocked a drive by Justin Forrest with Shead cutting for a layup on the other end that pushed the lead back to six with 25 seconds to go.

Ronshad Shabazz led the Mountaineers (8-15, 3-7) with 23 points and four 3-pointers. App State saw a three-game win streak come to an end. Four of the Mountaineers' last five games have been decided by four points or fewer.

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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 App. St. 8-15 383371
home team logo Texas St. 18-5 383674
Team Stats
away team logo App. St. 8-15 79.9 PPG 37.9 RPG 12.7 APG
home team logo Texas St. 18-5 72.6 PPG 41.7 RPG 14.5 APG
Key Players
2
R. Shabazz 18.3 PPG 3.3 RPG 2.3 APG 44.1 FG%
22
N. Pearson 16.4 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.4 APG 42.1 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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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