By Reed Graff
The 10-7 Bobcats traveled to Jonesboro, Arkansas to take on the 6-11 Arkansas State Red Wolves on Thursday night. The Bobcats came into the game looking to extend their three game winning streak against the struggling Red Wolves.
Regular starting point guard Marlin Davis was not available for this game as he figures to miss most of, if not the rest of the season due to a severe knee injury. His absence did not deter the Bobcats, however, as they prevailed on the road 73-67. Junior Tre’Larenz Nottingham got the start at point guard and took advantage of the opportunity. Nottingham led his team in scoring with 17 points on 6-12 shooting. The JUCO transfer also recorded five assists and only turned the ball over once in 36 minutes played. Also contributing was sophomore Nijal Pearson, tallying a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Immanuel King also had 13 points and six rebounds.
The victory improved Texas State’s record to 11-7 and the Bobcats have started Sun Belt play hot, starting 4-1. Arkansas State falls to 6-12 overall, 1-4 in Sun Belt play.
The Bobcats will be back in action Saturday at five p.m. against the Little Rock Trojans, before returning home to play host to University of Louisiana-Monroe Thursday, January 18.
Featured image courtesy of Bill Culhane.