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Bobcats hit the road to take on UTSA Saturday at 3pm in the Bird Cage.

At 6-1, the Bobcats currently have an NET rating of 101 through Thursday's games. UTSA sits at 172 with a record of 2-5. Texas State is looking to improve upon what is already its best start to a season in 38 years.

UTSA had a rough start to the season starting 0-5, beginning the season with an embarrassing loss to DII St. Edwards before losses to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, UC-Irvine, and South Dakota State. Since then however they have won two straight over Florida Gulf Coast and Houston Baptist.

The roadrunners were a 20-15 team last year that went 11-7 in CUSA play, good for a 5th place finish in the 14 team conference. UTSA won the meeting vs. TXST in San Marcos last year in what was one of the worst losses of the season for the Bobcats who let a big 2nd half lead slip away to lose 79-78. The roadrunners were picked 5th in the CUSA preseason poll.

Don't let the record fool you, UTSA is much better than their 2-5 record indicates. If you don't trust me, then you can likely trust Vegas who opened this game as a pick em. UTSA's star player 6-0 So. G Jhivvan Jackson missed the first 3 games of the season recovering from an ACL injury suffered last year. The roadrunners went 0-3 without him and are 2-2 since his return. Despite only averaging 16.5 MPG and coming off the bench over his first 4 games back, he is 2nd on the team in scoring with 15.5 PPG. The CUSA Preseason All-Conference selection averaged 18.4 PPG to lead the team last year as a freshman before his injury, good for a full 7 PPG higher than the next player. With Jackson back, this is a much different team than the one that lost to St. Edwards to open the season. The leading scorer so far on the season for the Roadrunners is 6-3 So. G Keaton Wallace. Wallace is averaging 17.4 PPG and doesn't spend much time on the bench as he's playing over 32 minutes a game. Third player to watch for UTSA is Sr. 6-8 F Nick Allen. Allen is averaging 10.1 PPG on the young season.

Game doesn't appear to be televised and I don't see a free stream anywhere. Looks like you can pay for video on the CUSA website. Game opened as a pick em, UTSA then moved to a 1 point favorite last night, as of this writing the Bobcats are now favored by 1 point. Expect another close game in this rivalry.


Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:43 pm
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Jhivvan Jackson will be on about a 20 minute restriction today.
Same as their last game vs. HBU and up from 15 in his first 3 games back.


Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:21 pm
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Rice was a solid win, but this is the best measuring stick of this year's team vs. last year's squad.


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9-8 UTSA at the under 12 media timeout.

Sloppy game so far. 5 turnovers for TXST and 6 for UTSA.

Pearson leads all scorers with 6. Keaton Wallace has 5 for UTSA.


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Jhivvan Jackson just picked up his 3rd foul. Guess it's a good thing for UTSA he's on a minutes restriction anyway, but still. Nick Allen has 2 also.


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Ugly game so far. UTSA up 13-9. We're lucky to be within 4.
We're 4/17 from the field and 0/8 from 3.

Terry has 3 fouls already with 8 minutes left in the half. He won't see the floor again till after halftime.


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28-27 TXST leading at halftime.

Game being played at our pace (ie. low scoring).

Both teams cold shooting:
TXST 11/28 from the floor (39.3%) and 2/12 from three (16.7%)
UTSA 9/25 from the floor (36%) and 3/9 from three.

Other big issue for TXST is turnovers. They have 10. UTSA not doing much better with 8.

Terry in foul trouble with 3 fouls, Peacock has 2.
Jackson and Allen both have 3 for UTSA also.

Pearson and Wallace leading TXST and UTSA respectively with 14 points each.


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28-27 TXST leading at halftime.

Game being played at our pace (ie. low scoring).

Both teams cold shooting:
TXST 11/28 from the floor (39.3%) and 2/12 from three (16.7%)
UTSA 9/25 from the floor (36%) and 3/9 from three.

Other big issue for TXST is turnovers. They have 10. UTSA not doing much better with 8.

Terry in foul trouble with 3 fouls, Peacock has 2.
Jackson and Allen both have 3 for UTSA also.

Pearson and Wallace leading TXST and UTSA respectively with 14 points each.




If we keep trying shots from beyond the arc in the second half, we are going to lose this game. Our bigs playing sloppy inside rears it's ugly head again too. Those two things have cost us many games the past two years.


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39-36 UTSA at under 16 media timeout.

UTSA heating up from 3. 2/2 in the 2nd half.


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45-43 UTSA. 11:21 left.

Pearson has 20. Nobody else is having a good day offensively today.


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51-48 Bobcats with 8 minutes to go.

Shead at the FT line to try and complete a 3 point play after the timeout.


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Bobcats built a 6 point lead then blew it after Jackson hit back to back 3s.

59-58 UTSA with 4:29 to go. There's been 11 ties and 10 lead changes in this game.


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Peacock 3 puts TXST back in front 61-59 at the final media timeout with 3:40 remaining.

Peacock will be at the line to shoot 2 coming out of the break.

Peacock up to 14 points. Finally someone else scoring besides Pearson, who has 23.


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BOBCATS WIN!!!!!!!!

69-68 final.

Cats were down 3 late, Pearson hit a 3 with 10 seconds left to tie it up. UTSA had a shot to win it, had two chances but couldnt, then Shead was fouled after securing the rebound with TXST in the bonus. Shead hit the first FT to take the lead, then purposefully missed the 2nd but didn't hit rim. UTSA had a chance to inbound with 0.9 seconds left and Pearson knocked the inbound pass away to secure the win.

TXST is 7-1.


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We ALMOST let Jhivvan Jackson beat us. I guess given how the game was going UTSA said to hell with the minutes restriction as he played 26 minutes. He had 22 points and hit 5 of 11 threes.

Pearson had yet another huge game. 26 points and 7 rebounds. Guy is playing lights out so far this year.

Kaspar needs to find a way to start throttling UTSA. I'm tired of these close nail-biting games with them.


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