Pearson leads Texas St. over Abilene Christian 61-56
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Nijal Pearson posted 16 points as Texas State edged past Abilene Christian 61-56 on Monday night.
Caleb Asberry had 10 points for Texas State (5-2), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. Mason Harrell and Alonzo Sule also chipped in 10 points apiece.
The Bobcats had a 10-0 run to go ahead 54-46 after a Pearson layup with 5:23 remaining in the game. ACU rallied to close to 56-53 after a Kolton Kohl layup with 1:50 left. Pearson answered with a layup and the Bobcats held on for the win.
Payten Ricks had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats (2-4). Kohl added 11 points.
Texas State plays Hartford at home on Saturday. Abilene Christian matches up against SMU on the road on Friday.
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