Feb. 13, 2010
SAN MARCOS, Texas - Anthony Miles scored a game-high 23 points but Lamar committed 23 turnovers in an 81-67 loss to Texas State at Strahan Coliseum Saturday afternoon.
Lamar dropped to 14-12 overall and 5-5 in Southland Conference play, while seeing its four-game winning streak come to an end. The Cardinals shot 36 percent in the game. Kendrick Harris had 15 points and Donley Minor added eight off the bench. Miles led LU with eight rebounds.
Texas State (12-13, 6-5 SLC) was paced by 19 from leading scorer Cameron Johnson who shot 5-of-11 from the floor and was held scoreless for the opening 18 minutes of the contest. Ryan White finished with 16.
Both teams made six 2-pointers, were 21-for-30 at the free throw line and totaled 40 rebounds. Texas State made seven more two-point shots and attempted seven more than LU
Texas State used a 9-0 run to take a 21-13 lead with 4:31 to play in the first half. Lamar closed the period with a 10-4 run capped off by a triple from Miles with three seconds left.
Miles opened the half with a basket and tied the game at 25 before the Bobcats scored the next seven to claim a 32-25 lead. Harris scored the next five points in the game to pull the Cards within two, at 32-30 with just over 16 minutes to play.
Texas State then strung together a 15-0 run to push its lead to 47-30 with 11:03 on the clock. The margin grew to 25 points with 4:44 left before the Cardinals outscored the Bobcats 22-11 over the final 4:07 to provide the final margin.
Lamar will return home to face Sam Houston State on Wednesday at the Montagne Center. Tip-off against the first-place Bearkats sis set for 7:05 p.m.