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The final homestand of the basketball season is here and begins Saturday at 4:30pm as the Bobcats welcome the Troy Trojans to Strahan Coliseum.

Troy is currently tied with TXST in 6th place in the conference with 4 regular season games to go. Troy is hot as of late having won their last 4. They swept Coastal Carolina and App State last weekend in Troy and swept Louisiana and ULM in Louisiana the week before.

This will be the 2nd meeting this season between these teams as TXST won a 75-71 game in Troy back on January 16th. The Bobcats saw heavy contributions from all 5 starters in that game as Tilbury scored 17, Pearson had 15, Conley added 13, and Both Black and King had 12 apiece.

The Trojans are led by 3 main guys. 6-6 forward Jordan Varnado, 6-3 SG Wesley Person, and 6-3 SG Jeremy Holliman. Holliman comes off the bench for Troy but is their 3rd leading scorer nevertheless. All 3 scored in double figures last month vs. the Bobcats. Varnado leads the team in scoring at 16.1 PPG. He's also the leading rebounder at 7.2 per game. Expect a fun showdown with each team's best player guarding each other tomorrow. Tilbury vs. Varnado should be fun. Pearson could also be an option to guard Varnado as well. Conley will have his hands full with the Person/Holliman duo and could be a tired guy by the end of the game. Both of those guys are deadly from 3 and you can't allow them any space. Both are shooting over 40% in Sun Belt play.

This should be an intense game between two evenly matched teams fighting for a top 4 finish. I'm expecting a fun game.

TXST is currently just a 1 point favorite.


Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:13 pm
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Current Standings:
Texas Arlington 11-3
Arkansas State 10-4
Georgia State 10-5
Georgia Southern 10-5
Coastal Carolina 9-6
Texas State 8-6
Troy 8-6
UL-Lafayette 6-8
South Alabama 6-8
Little Rock 4-10
Appalachian State 3-12
UL-Monroe 1-13


Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:07 am
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Today's games with current odds:

UL-Monroe @
Appalachian State (-5)
2:30 - ESPN3

UL-Lafayette @
Coastal Carolina (-1)
3:30

Troy @
Texas State (-1)
4:30

South Alabama @
Texas Arlington (-13.5)
4:30

Georgia State (-1.5) @
Little Rock
6:00

Georgia Southern @
Arkansas State (-6.5)
7:00 - ESPN3


Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:09 am
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This isn't even on ESPN3?
ESPN3 SUCKS!

You will never convince me otherwise. Don't give me the "you should have seen our coverage before the Sunbelt BS." I graduated back in the SWT basketball glory days in 1998 and ESPN3 still sucks ass in 2017.


Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:45 pm
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That's not ESPN3 or the Sun Belt's fault. That is on TXST. If the home team is willing to and has the means to produce the game then they can put it on ESPN3. We for whatever reason do not do it. So the only basketball games you'll see on ESPN3 are away games.

The coverage is better though. Hell when I was in school, graduated in '13, we had NO games on ESPN3. I was a student so I could go to home games but away games... na.


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Yep. Bobcatcowboy is correct.

Cats win! Big win!

Need to beat USA Monday.


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16th win matches the most a bobcat team has ever had since I started following the program.


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First winning season I've ever seen. Started following the year after the last one.


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slycat wrote:
First winning season I've ever seen. Started following the year after the last one.


I'VE FOUND THE CURSE!!!!!!!

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TheRevSWT wrote:
slycat wrote:
First winning season I've ever seen. Started following the year after the last one.


I'VE FOUND THE CURSE!!!!!!!


It is all because I made fun of Nutt and his wife and kids came up to me after.I brought shame to the program.


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16th win matches the most a bobcat team has ever had since I started following the program.


Yep. It has been a LLLLOOOONNNNGGGG time. I would feel better about it with a stronger early schedule, but I'll take it considering we're seeing some good stuff from new/young talent. Would be nice to get the win tonight as well for better seeding and to take some momentum into the tournament.

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TheRevSWT wrote:
slycat wrote:
First winning season I've ever seen. Started following the year after the last one.


I'VE FOUND THE CURSE!!!!!!!


The curse could also have been the name change...


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