- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Emani Gant and Kavin Gilder-Tilbury combined for 31 points as Texas State defeated Interstate 35 rival UTSA 76-53 on Wednesday night.

Gant led the scoring with 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting with three steals, Gilder-Tilbury scored 15 points and dished a career-high six assists.

Cameron Naylor added 14 points for the Bobcats (3-1) and Anthony Roberson chipped in 10. Ethan Montalvo tied the school record with eight steals.

Texas State closed the first half on a 10-0 run over the final 4:30, going into the break ahead 39-21. UTSA (1-7) only got a single, missed, shot off in that span, while making five turnovers. It was more of the same after intermission as Texas State opened with an 8-0 run, building the lead to 47-21 in 90 seconds.

The Roadrunners made 26 turnovers while Texas State had 14 steals and blocked five shots.

Ryan Bowie led UTSA with 11 points and 11 rebounds.



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