Bobcat men set for BracketBuster game
Several factors kept Texas State from reaching last year’s Southland Conference Tournament.
For starters, a 1-7 record to begin conference play didn’t help Doug Davalos’ Bobcats. During that skid, Texas State lost four consecutive games by six or fewer points.
Well, the Bobcats eventually pulled it together and won four out of its next five conference games to put themselves in a do-or-die situation against Lamar. Texas State rode a wave of emotion into the game with the Cardinals, having just drubbed UTSA on the road the previous Saturday.
Even though the Bobcats had momentum, they didn’t stand a chance. Playing without leading scorer Brooks Ybarra, Texas State never led, fell behind by 17 at halftime and lost by a final score of 81-65.
“We don’t feel like we were able to give them our best shot,” Davalos said. “They had a good bit to do with what kept us home from the tournament.”
Tomorrow night, the Bobcats get another crack at Lamar. Even though Texas State and the Cardinals aren’t playing for a bid to the SLC Tournament (or even in the same conference), they’ll tangle for the right to be called an ESPN Bracketbuster.