The Texas State Bobcats on Saturday won their 22nd game of the year and moved into sole possession of first place in the Sun Belt Conference.
They also did it in dramatic fashion, building an 18-point, second-half lead, falling behind by a point and then grinding out a 64-62 victory at home over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.
Guard Nijal Pearson hit a three with 1:21 remaining for the final points of the game.
After the last regular-season home game of the season, Bobcats coach Danny Kaspar took the microphone at courtside and thanked fans at Strahan Arena for their support.
Texas State closes its regular-season schedule with three road games — at Troy and South Alabama and at UT-Arlington.
The Bobcats (22-6, 11-4) hold a one-game lead on the Georgia State Panthers (19-9, 10-5) in the race for the Sun Belt title.
Coastal Carolina, playing at home in Conway, South Carolina, beat Georgia State 95-82 on Saturday.
Texas State 22-6, 11-4
Louisiana 16-11, 7-7
Texas State — Tre Nottingham, 17 points. Nijal Pearson and Eric Terry, 13 apiece.
Louisiana — Cedric Russell, 25.