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UTA men’s winning streak comes to an end at Texas State

UTA’s Kevin Hervey, seen driving last season against Bradley, scored 25 points in Saturday night’s loss at Texas State.
UTA’s Kevin Hervey, seen driving last season against Bradley, scored 25 points in Saturday night’s loss at Texas State. Special to the Star-Telegram

Kavin Gilder-Tilbury racked up 21 points and four steals, and Texas State snapped UT Arlington’s 11-game winning streak with an 81-73 victory Saturday night.

Ojai Black finished with 16 points and six assists, while Nijal Pearson had 14 points for the Bobcats (9-6, 2-1 Sun Belt). Texas State shot 55.1 percent from the field and hit 22 of 28 at the free-throw line while holding the Mavericks to 42.1 percent shooting — including 25 percent from 3-point range.

UTA (12-4, 2-1) held an eight-point lead (50-42) with 16:32 left in the game, but the Bobcats quickly responded. Gilder-Tilbury drilled a 3-pointer, sparking a 23-2 Texas State avalanche that gave the Bobcats a 65-52 lead.

Two Kevin Hervey free throws managed to get the Mavericks within single digits (74-66) with 2:41 to go, but they got no closer.

Hervey scored 25 points to lead UTA.

TEXAS-ARLINGTON (12-4): Bilbao 3-6 1-1 7, Hervey 8-15 7-10 25, Charles 1-5 1-2 4, Neal 5-11 2-2 14, Jones 4-9 5-6 14, Pope 2-4 0-0 5, Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Kabadyundi 0-0 0-0 0, Bryant 0-1 0-0 0, Hawkins 0-3 1-2 1, Wilson 1-3 1-2 3. Totals 24-57 18-25 73.

TEXAS STATE (9-6): King 2-3 2-3 6, Gilder-Tilbury 9-14 0-0 21, Conley 4-9 2-4 11, Pearson 3-10 8-10 14, Black 4-5 8-9 16, Starwood 2-3 0-0 4, Prijovic 0-2 2-2 2, Davis 1-1 0-0 2, Blount 2-2 0-0 5. Totals 27-49 22-28 81.

Halftime—Texas State 40-39. 3-Point Goals—Texas-Arlington 7-28 (Hervey 2-5, Neal 2-7, Pope 1-3, Jones 1-4, Charles 1-5, Bryant 0-1, Wilson 0-1, Hawkins 0-2), Texas State 5-13 (Gilder-Tilbury 3-5, Blount 1-1, Conley 1-4, Prijovic 0-1, Pearson 0-2). Fouled Out—Pope. Rebounds—Texas-Arlington 23 (Jones 6), Texas State 25 (King 6). Assists—Texas-Arlington 12 (Neal, Wilson 3), Texas State 15 (Black 6). Total Fouls—Texas-Arlington 20, Texas State 18. A—1,667 (7,200).

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