SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Tre'Larenz Nottingham scored 24 points, Eric Terry added 14 and Texas State beat Georgia Southern 73-70 in a Sun Belt Conference opener Thursday night.
Georgia Southern's Calvin Wishart, Quan Jackson and Tookie Brown each missed 3-point shots in the final seconds for the chance to tie. Nottingham's layup with 3:03 left gave the Bobcats (12-2) a 72-63 lead before the Georgia Southern (8-6) made a late run. Texas State led 43-37 at halftime and extended the lead with a 10-4 run out of the break.
Alex Peacock scored 11 points with 10 rebounds and Nijal Pearson grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds for Texas State.
Simeon Carter led the Eagles with 20 points, Isaiah Crawley scored 16 and Brown and Jackson each scored 13. Georgia South shot 3 of 19 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Texas State has a 4-2 record in conference openers since joining the Sun Belt in 2013-14.