Holder scores 20 for Texas State in 97-86 win over UT-Arlington

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP)—Brent Holder scored 20 points for Texas State, which came from behind to beat Texas-Arlington 97-86 on Saturday.

Brandon Bush scored 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Matt Fullenwider added 11 points for the Bobcats (13-16, 6-10 Southland), who finished the season without qualifying for the conference postseason tourney.

With the loss, Texas-Arlington dropped to the No. 7 seed in the tournament, which will be played next week in Katy.

The game was tied at 49 at the half, but the Mavericks built a 12-point lead in the second. Rog’er Guignard led the Mavericks with 15 points, while Larry Posey scored 14 points and had eight rebounds.

Rodd Epps had 11 points for Texas-Arlington (18-11, 7-9).

Texas-Arlington’s turnovers and a hot shooting streak from the Bobcats helped Texas State take the lead. The Bobcats also hit key free throws, going 25-of-32 from the foul line.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 TX Arlington
Larry Posey Larry Posey
5-6,  14 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Texas St.
Brandon Bush Brandon Bush
5-11,  15 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists

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