Texas State beats UTRGV, 77-68, extends streak to eight

Texas State won its eighth game in a row Saturday night, playing on the road and downing UT Rio Grande Valley, 77-68.

Within the winning streak, the Bobcats have won four straight on the road, claiming victories at Portland, UTSA, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and UT Rio Grande Valley.

Tre’Larenz Nottingham scored 19 and Nijal Pearson 16 for the Bobcats. Lesley Varner II had 20 for the Broncs.


Texas State 10-1
UT Rio Grande Valley 7-5


Trailing by 16 with 13 minutes left, the Broncs rallied to within six. With about two minutes left, UT Rio Grande Valley had a chance to cut it to four twice on one possession, but Varner and Jaron Levi missed. Eric Terry responded with a layup and Nottingham hit a free throw to put the game away for the Bobcats, who haven’t lost since Nov. 17 at Drake.