The Texas-Arlington men’s basketball team is not known for shooting from behind the three-point line.
However, UTA made 13 shots from behind the arc, leading the Mavericks to an 83-66 victory Saturday night at Texas Hall.
“I guess that was their game plan, to just jack up as many shots as they can,” said head coach Doug Davalos. “Their game plan was to spread us out, and it was a good plan, because we couldn’t get through screens or stay in front of them all night.”
The Bobcats were unable to mount anything from the rain of the Mavericks’ three-pointers.
It was ultimately defense that propelled the Texas State Bobcats to a 73-62 win against the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders.
“That is the best we have done all year defensively, as far as containment and ball pressure,” said Coach Doug Davalos. “In the first half, I think both offenses were just missing shots. But in the second, we just played really good defense.”
Both Tony Bishop, senior forward, and Ryan White, senior guard, scored 20 points each, while Bishop grabbed 11 rebounds to complete his double-double.
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Richard Lopez, the Media Relations Director of Athletic Development at the, has been focused on raising funds for the Athletic Department at the Academy.
Richard Lopez is a Texas State alumnus who never would have envisioned where he has landed.
After trailing by double digits in the second half against Sam Houston State Wednesday, the men’s basketball team found themselves in familiar territory against Texas-San Antonio this weekend.
The Roadrunners opened with a comfortable lead early in the match, but the Bobcats found a way to rally late. Unlike the match-up with the Bearkats, the Bobcats lost the contest, 88-84.
The men’s basketball team trailed big early Wednesday night, hitting enough shots to keep the contest close against the Sam Houston State Bearkats.
The Bobcats won 95-91 and improve to 2-1 in Southland Conference play.
“Since we’ve had this exact team together, I’m seeing some things I’ve never seen before at Texas State,” said Coach Doug Davalos. “I’m seeing a sense of camaraderie, a locker room that is united and a sense of professionalism.”
Cameron Johnson, senior forward, is playing in his final season with the men's Basketball team.
Men’s basketball Coach Doug Davalos said senior forward Cameron Johnson is playing his best basketball of the season.
“In a lot of ways, Cameron Johnson mirrors our entire team,” Davalos said. “His work ethic and the way that he fixes things and gets better really make a difference.”
Texas State football’s Da’Marcus Griggs, senior wide receiver, has had a rollercoaster of a journey in his four years as a Bobcat.
Griggs played most of his high school career as a quarterback and came close to attending another university. Griggs said campus visits to universities ultimately confirmed his choice.
“I’m from Bay Area (in Houston), so it would have been easy to go to the University of Houston,” Griggs said. “I even visited (Texas-El Paso). But after my visit here, I just knew it was the right place for me.”
After a 10-point halftime lead and ahead by as much as 14 in the second half Saturday, the men's basketball team could not hold on as the North Texas Mean Green stole a win in Strahan Coliseum.
The Bobcats lost late again, this time at the hands of UNT, 81-77, following an overtime loss Wednesday to Our Lady of the Lake.
The Texas State men’s basketball team is on the road for the first time this season on Saturday against Texas-Pan American in Edinburg.
The UTPA Broncs are 1-2 after losing to Loyola-Chicago in the Loyola Classic tournament last weekend.
UTPA has two players averaging double figures in scoring with guards Aaron Urbanus and Perry Petty averaging 12.7 and 10 points per game, respectively. The Broncs average 56.7 points per game as a team.
The Texas State men’s basketball team faced another unfamiliar foe Tuesday against the Long Island Blackbirds, resulting in a crushing 91-67 defeat.
The game was a rough outing for Texas State from the beginning with Long Island winning the tip-off and never looking back. The game was played as Western Athletic Conference Commissioner Karl Benson and a crowd of 3,327 fans watched.
The Bobcats shot 31 percent from the field and hit 27 percent for most of the game, including a 7-for-27, 3-point outing.