SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Nijal Pearson had 29 points as Texas State got past Coastal Carolina 78-66 on Thursday night.
Pearson is now No. 2 in career scoring at Texas State with 1,854 points, passing Travis Cornell (1970-74) at 1,841.
Texas State headed to the locker room at the half trailing 43-34, but the Bobcats were able to outscore the Chanticleers 44-23 in the second half to roll to the victory. The Chanticleers' 23 second-half points marked a season low for the team.
The game featured the Chanticleers' conference-leading offense (81.2 points per game) and the Bobcats' top scoring defense (64.8).
DeVante' Jones had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Chanticleers (10-7, 3-3). Keishawn Brewton added 16 points.
Texas State faces Appalachian State at home on Saturday. Coastal Carolina matches up against Texas-Arlington on the road on Saturday.
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