Falkner leads Sam Houston past Texas State, 92-82

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP)—Barkley Falkner scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to give Sam Houston State coach Bob Marlin his 200th win in a 92-82 victory against Texas State on Saturday.

Marlin became the second Southland Conference coach with 200 victories. Mike Vining won 383 games at Louisiana-Monroe from 1983-2005.

Falkner was 15-of-19 on free throws as the Bearkats (18-11, 12-4 Southland) made 36 of 45 from the line. Corey Allmond, Josten Crow and Lance Pevehouse each scored 17.

Brandon Bush led Texas State (14-15, 7-9) with 24 points and six rebounds. He also had five assists. Brent Benson scored 21, and Corey Jefferson had 10 points and nine assists.

Allmond scored eight points during a quick 11-0 run late in the first half that put the Bearkats ahead 47-28. They led by 16 at halftime and were up by at least eight the rest of the way.

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