Benson, Johnson lead Texas St. past Lamar, 71-67

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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP)—Brent Benson scored 24 points and Cameron Johnson hit the go-ahead layup in the final minute to lead Texas State past Lamar 71-67 Saturday night.

Johnson gave the Bobcats (11-13, 4-7 Southland) a lead with two free throws before breaking a 65-65 tie on a lay-up with 55 seconds remaining. After a missed jumper by the Cardinals, Brandon Bush made two more free throws for a 69-65 lead.

Johnson finished 13 points, and Bush added 14.

Kenny Dawkins scored 18 points to lead Texas State (12-12, 3-7). Jay Brown and Brandon McThay had 14 apiece, with Brown chipping in 11 rebounds and two blocks.

The game featured 11 ties and 13 lead changes, and the largest lead was just seven points by Texas State with 15 minutes remaining in the game.

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 Texas St.
Brent Benson Brent Benson
7-16,  24 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Lamar
Kenny Dawkins Kenny Dawkins
7-16,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 6 Assists

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