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Nottingham, Pearson lift Texas St. over Louisiana-Lafayette

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Tre Nottingham scored 17 points and Nijal Pearson hit the winning 3-pointer with 1:21 to play and Texas State defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 64-62 after blowing an 18-point second-half lead on Saturday night.

After Pearson's basket, Akiem Daschner stole the ball with 1:02 to go. The Bobcats missed a 3-point attempt at 38 seconds but Eric Terry snagged the rebound. Texas State ran the clock down to under 10 seconds before another miss but Justin Miller's 3-point attempt at the buzzer came up short for the Ragin' Cajuns.

Louisiana-Lafayette, down 35-23 at the half, used a 13-3 run to cut the deficit to single digits with less than eight minutes to go. An 8-2 run, capped by JaKeenan Gant dunk on an ally-oop feed from Marcus Stroman, put the Ragin' Cajuns ahead 62-61 at the 1:40 mark.

Pearson and Eric Terry had 13 points apiece for Texas State (22-6, 11-4 Sun Belt Conference), which took over first place alone after Georgia State fell at Coastal Carolina.

Cedric Russell had a career-high 25 points for Louisiana-Lafayette (16-11, 7-7) and Gant had 13 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.

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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 Louisiana 16-11 233962
home team logo Texas St. 22-6 352964
Team Stats
away team logo Louisiana 16-11 81.6 PPG 39 RPG 15.3 APG
home team logo Texas St. 22-6 72.6 PPG 41.7 RPG 14.5 APG
Key Players
23
J. Gant 20.5 PPG 8.6 RPG 1.3 APG 54.4 FG%
22
N. Pearson 16.4 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.4 APG 42.1 FG%
Top Scorers
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0 FG% 0
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
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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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
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB