— Texas State Bobcats (@TxStateBobcats) November 29, 2018
Junior guard Nijal Pearson hit five 3-point baskets en route to 25 points Wednesday night, pacing the Texas State Bobcats past the Rice Owls, 74-60, in San Marcos.
Texas State (6-1) has won four straight leading into a Saturday afternoon road game at UTSA.
In the game played at Strahan Arena, the Bobcats beat the Owls 40-30 on the boards and made 11 of 27 shots from beyond the arc.
Chris Mullins led the Owls (3-5) with 12 points and four steals.
Pearson, from Beaumont, will come into San Antonio leading Texas State in scoring at 21 points per game.
The 6-5 guard has scored a combined 58 points in his last two games, including 33 against in a 91-68 win at Portland on Saturday night in Oregon.
As a team, the Bobcats are limiting opponents to 57.7 points on 37 percent shooting.