Pearson, Small double up as Texas St. downs Appalachian St.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Isiah Small and Nijal Pearson scored 23 points apiece as Texas State beat Appalachian State 85-68 in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday night.
The 23 points were a season high for Small, who hit 9 of 11 shots with nine rebounds. Eric Terry scored 12 points for the Bobcats (21-11) and Quentin Scott scored 10.
Texas State entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed and advanced to play second-seeded South Alabama on Saturday.
Justin Forrest scored 21 points for the Mountaineers (18-15), Kendall Lewis scored 13 and O'Showen Williams scored 11 with six rebounds.
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|Min. Per Game|
|Pts. Per Game|
|Ast. Per Game|
|Reb. Per Game|
|Field Goal %|
|Three Point %|
|Free Throw %|
|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%)|