LAS VEGAS -- Nijal Pearson had 25 points to go with 10 rebounds as Texas State took control in the second half to get past UNLV 64-57 on Wednesday night.
Mason Harrell added 10 points for the Bobcats (4-2) who picked up their first road victory of the season.
The game was tied 28-28 at the break. The teams swapped the lead until Texas State's Caleb Asberry drained a 3-pointer for a 46-44 lead with 9:23 left in the game. The Bobcats pushed it to 55-46 following a Harrell trey with 4:45 remaining. Pearson pulled up for a jumper to push the lead to 57-48 with 2:14 left. Texas State had a 9-0 run to go ahead 52-44 with 5:22 left
The Bobcats made just 22 of 53 from the floor (42 percent) but held UNLV to 17-of-49 shooting (35 percent).
Texas State will host Abilene Christian on Monday while UNLV will welcome SMU.
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