SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Alonzo Sule nailed 10 of 11 shots from the floor for a career-high 23 points while grabbing 10 rebounds to help Texas State overcome a Houston Baptist rally for its seventh straight victory, 90-80 on Saturday.
Texas State (9-1) is off to its best start since 1952-53. The Bobcats‘ only loss was to Drake, 75-69, in the third game of the season.
Texas State rolled to a 40-25 advantage at halftime. Ian DuBose nailed a 3-point jumper to open the second half and start the Huskies on a 20-8 run, closing to 48-45 at the 13:52 mark. Nottingham and Pearson nailed consecutive treys to halt the run. Eric Terry slammed home a dunk to give the Bobcats a 66-54 lead with 8:47 left.
Ian Dubose had a career-best 31 points and nine rebounds for Houston Baptist (2-5). Edward Hardt added a career-high 18 points and Philip McKenzie scored nine with 10 rebounds.