SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Nijal Pearson scored 17 points and Texas State beat Coastal Carolina 65-57 on Saturday.
Texas State shot 46 percent from the field compared to 35 percent for Coastal Carolina and had a 37-27 rebounding advantage.
The Bobcats scored first and led all the way, building to a 38-23 advantage at the break.
Coastal Carolina cut it to 38-31 early in the second half but a dunk by Alonzo Sule ignited an 11-2 run that stretched it to 49-33 with 12:32 to play. The Chanticleers (12-11, 6-5) closed again late, cutting it to three points, 59-56, with two minutes left but could not get closer.
No. 25 Houston hopes to keep rolling vs. South Florida
After outlasting Connecticut on Thursday night, Houston coach Kelvin Sampson said he was impressed with the moxie his 25th-ranked team showed.
Duarte adds to punch for No. 12 Oregon with UCLA up next
or someone -- to counter the disadvantage inside Thursday night.
No. 17 Maryland visits Indiana, looks to build on first road win
No. 17 Maryland showed Tuesday it could win in the Big Ten away from College Park, rallying from 14 points down at halftime to beat Northwestern for its first true road win of the season.