PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nijal Pearson scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds as Texas State beat Cal Poly 54-42 on Wednesday night.
Pearson was 8 of 16 from the field including four from distance for the Bobcats (3-1). Alex Peacock added 10 points and led the team with 11 rebounds.
Texas State shot 42 percent from the field overall compared to 37 percent for Cal Poly and had a 36-22 rebounding edge.
The Bobcats trailed 23-16 at the break but Pearson opened the second half with a pair of 3-pointers and Eric Terry dunked as part of a 16-7 surge that gave them a 32-30 edge with 13:45 to play. Cal Poly went nearly nine minutes without a field goal as Texas State took control and Pearson drained two more 3-pointers to help make it 47-32 with 5:47 remaining.
Donovan Fields scored 11 points with three assists and four steals to lead the Mustangs (1-3) who have lost three straight.