NCAA Basketball

Texas State beats Marshall 71-68, gains Sun Belt semifinal

By The Associated Press

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) Mason Harrell fed Tyrel Morgan for the go-ahead layup with a minute left and sealed a berth in the Sun Belt Conference semifinals with a jumper in the closing seconds of Texas State's 71-68 win over Marshall on Saturday night.

Harrell scored 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting (2 for 4 from distance) for the Bobcats (13-18). Nighael Ceaser scored 11 points while going 5 of 8 from the field, and added 10 rebounds. Tyler Morgan went 5 of 9 from the field to finish with 10 points.

Andrew Taylor finished with 19 points for the Thundering Herd (24-7). Taevion Kinsey added 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Marshall. In addition, Obinna Anochili-Killen had 13 points and two blocks. The Thundering Herd ended a five-game winning streak with the loss.

Ceaser scored eight points in the first half and Texas State went into the break trailing 38-37. After trailing by eight points in the second half, Texas State went on a 7-0 run to narrow the score to 54-53 with 9:53 left in the half before finishing off the victory. Harrell scored 10 second-half points.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

Updated March 4, 2023

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