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.
After losing six players this spring, Michigan State could lose at least five after next season. The Spartans will look to reload in the frontcourt.
Jeff Goodman breaks down why the 76ers will draft Ben Simmons with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft.
It's been 10 years of the NBA draft's one-and-done rule, but what if players were required to stay in college for three or four years? The would-be rosters are pretty daunting. You pick the best.
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