SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Nijal Pearson had 29 points and 11 rebounds and Texas State used a 30-0 run to beat Arkansas State 77-64 on Saturday.
Tre'Larenz Nottingham added 13 points and eight rebounds and Alex Peacock scored 10 points for Texas State. The Bobcats (16-3, 5-1 Sun Belt), who have won four in a row and 14 of their last 16, moved into a tie with Georgia State atop the conference standings.
Pearson and Nottingham scored five points apiece during a 10-0 run to close the first half and Texas State scored the first 20 second-half points to take a 53-32 lead when Mason Harrell hit a 3-pointer with 12:48 to play. Arkansas State (8-11, 2-4) missed 12 consecutive shots and committed five turnovers during that stretch.