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The Bobcats are in South Carolina today as we begin the Carolina road trip starting with Coastal Carolina today at 3:30pm. This is a pretty big game as both the Bobcats and Chanticleers are tied for 5th in the conference at 4-3. Whoever wins could potentially move up as far as tied for 2nd depending on the outcome of the other games played today. It's a full day in the Sun Belt with all 12 conference teams in action.

This will be the first time in history the Bobcats play in Conway at Coastal Carolina's place. It will be the 2nd meeting this year however as Coastal beat Texas State 60-53 on January 2nd in San Marcos. The Bobcats had one of their notorious poor shooting nights that day vs. the Chanticleers shooting just 37% from the field, 17% from 3, and 58% from the FT line. Kavin Gilder-Tilbury was the only bobcat in double figures as he scored 18 in the loss. Guard Colton Ray-St Cyr led the Chanticleers with 15 points while point guard Jaylen Shaw added 12.

Last game Nijal Pearson had a tough game defensively guarding Ray-St Cyr. Look for Pearson to play with a chip on his shoulder after the disappointing game earlier this month. Ojai Black will guard Shaw and Bobby Conley will likely draw the assignment of the Chanticleers leading scorer, Elijah Wilson, today. Wilson averages 14.1 PPG to pace the Chanticleers. Conley held Wilson to 9 points on 3/7 shooting in the first meeting. One other player to keep an eye on is 5-11 guard Shivaughn Wiggins. Wiggins was ineligible the first half of the season and did not play in the first meeting vs. TXST. Since returning this semester he is averaging 9.4 PPG coming off the bench. The Chants averaged 15 turnovers per game without Wiggins and are averaging just 8 per game since his return.

Pearson is listed as probable in this game, due to the death of his grandfather last week. I think Pearson made the trip and will play today. Coastal is currently favored by 2.5 points.

Live video can be found here (not free):
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Audio will be available at:
1300 The Zone AM (Austin)
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:45 pm
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Today's Scores:

Texas Arlington - 83
Appalachian State - 67

Texas State - 52
Coastal Carolina - 50

Arkansas State - 73
UL-Monroe - 63

Georgia State - 78
Troy -72

Georgia Southern - 66
South Alabama - 78

Little Rock - 82
UL-Lafayette - 88

Updated Standings through today:
Georgia Southern - 7-1
Texas Arlington - 6-2
Arkansas State - 6-2
Georgia State - 6-2
Texas State - 5-3
UL-Lafayette - 4-4
Coastal Carolina - 4-4
Little Rock - 3-5
Troy - 3-5
South Alabama - 3-5
Appalachian State - 1-7
UL-Monroe - 0-8


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Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:52 pm
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Prijovich will get his first career start today.

Edit: Scratch that. I guess not. Misinformation.


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18-18 at the U8 media timeout.

Coastal at the line coming out of the timeout.


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TXST leads 26-25 at halftime.


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HUGE road win for the cats 52-50.

Pearson hit game winning jumper with 15 seconds left for the win.


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Tilbury led the way again with 18 and 7 despite not having an on night. He committed 5 turnovers and only went 1 for 6 at the 3-point line. I think his outside shooting struggles led to the decision to go to Pearson on the final possession.

Guys, Pearson is the real deal. He's a player to build around next year as a sophomore. Another class like this crop of freshman and we could be on to something. Hopefully the Strahan renovation makes recruiting easier.

Pearson had 9 and 7. He also completely shut down Ray-St Cyr who went SCORELESS after putting 15 on us in San Marcos earlier this month. Ray-St Cyr missed all 7 of his shots. Elijah Wilson had 16 for the Chants. Luckily he's a senior and we may not have to face him again cause he's pretty nasty. He was 6 of 10 from the field and 4 of 6 from three.

Black had 9 shooting a perfect 4 for 4 from the floor. We really shot the ball poorly but were able to win through defense and rebounding. Coastal is 2nd in the Sun Belt in rebounding and we out-rebounded them 39-34. We also forced them into 18 turnovers and converted a fair amount of turnovers into points.

Crazy close game as there were something like 16 lead changes. It was tight from start to finish. These are very evenly matched teams. A rubber match in the conference tournament would be really interesting.

Team is likely on a bus now making what's probably a brutal road trip up the mountain to Boone to face App State on Monday night. A lot of Sun Belt folks are saying this is the toughest road trip travel-wise in the conference given the difficulties in travelling from Conway to Boone or vice versa. App had an 8 point lead at halftime on UTA today before getting blown out in the 2nd half to fall to 1-7 in league games. It's never easy to win on the road in this league, but I think Monday night's game is an important one for us before going into what will be an extremely difficult game vs. UTA in Arlington next Saturday.


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caught the last bit and postgame on the radio. 5-3 in conf...better than 3-5 in conf. be nice to come home w/ another w before uta next weekend.

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Scores and updated standings in 2nd post.


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