SAN MARCOS, TX (KPLC) - Texas State knocked McNeese State out of the unbeaten ranks in Southland Conference basketball action with an 82-73 victory here Saturday afternoon.
The Bobcats snapped a three game losing streak and evened their record at 8-8 with the victory. It was also the team's first SLC win in three tries.
The defending SLC champion Cowboys fell to 2-1 in league play and to 6-9 overall, having a two game winning streak halted.
"It all came down to our defense," Cowboy head coach Dave Simmons said. "When we make a run we've got to do a better job defensively. Today we just didn't do that.
"Now, we go back home for two straight games and if we can defend our home court we will be 4-1 when we go back out on the road again."
McNeese will now be at home for its next two games, hosting Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday and Northwestern State in a doubleheader on Saturday.