Pearson lifts Texas St. over UALR


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Nijal Pearson had 23 points as Texas State beat Arkansas-Little Rock 67-60 on Saturday.

Eric Terry had 12 points for Texas State (21-5, 10-3 Sun Belt Conference), which won its fourth straight game. Tre’Larenz Nottingham added 11 points and six rebounds.

Rayjon Tucker had 20 points and six rebounds for the Trojans (10-16, 5-8). Nikola Maric added 17 points.

The Bobcats improve to 2-0 against the Trojans for the season. Texas State defeated Arkansas-Little Rock 80-62 on Jan. 17. Texas State faces Louisiana-Monroe at home on Thursday. Arkansas-Little Rock plays Arkansas State on the road next Saturday.