BEAUMONT, Texas -- Joel Wright scored 27 points, Deonte Jones added 19 and Texas State snapped a five-game losing streak Saturday with a 74-61 victory over BracketBusters foe Lamar.
Matt Staff had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Bobcats (8-19), who never trailed after the opening minutes. Texas State led 39-29 at halftime and by as many as 20 in the second half before a late Lamar rally.
Amos Wilson scored 19 points, and Stan Brown had 16 points and 14 rebounds, for the Cardinals (3-24), who lost their fourth in a row. Lamar shot 36 percent from the field, shot only three 3-pointers and missed them all, and was outscored 38-22 in the paint.
The teams are formal rivals in the Lone Star Conference, from 1951 to 1963, and the Southland Conference, from 1998 through last season. Lamar still leads the all-time series between the schools, 29-26.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
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