Sam Houston St. 97, Texas State 83

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP)—Aaron Wade scored a career-high 26 points as Sam Houston State defeated Texas State 97-83 Saturday.

Sam Houston (20-8, 12-2 Southland) shot 53 percent for the game, compared to Texas State’s 33 percent. Sam Houston State never trailed in the game.

Wade, who started at center for Sam Houston, stepped out on the perimeter and knocked down 5-of-9 three-pointers. The senior was 7-for-11 overall from the field and made 7-of-8 free throws.

Sam Houston forward C.J. Hadley finished with a double-double, scoring 18 points to go with 12 rebounds. Also scoring in double digits were James Barrett with 13 points and Ryan Bright with 11.

For Texas State (9-19, 4-11), Brandon Rush led with 14 points. Also scoring in double digits were Antwoine Blanchard with 13, Brent Holder with 12 and Chris Agwumaro with 10.

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