Texas State 85, Northwestern St. 81

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) -- Brandon Bush scored 21 points and
Brandon Thomas had 15 to help Texas State beat Northwestern State
85-81 on Thursday night.

Antwoine Blanchard added 14 points and Matt Fullenwider had 11
for Texas State (6-8, 1-0 Southland Conference), which led by as
many as 15.

Keithan Hancock led Northwestern State (5-8, 0-1) with 19 points
in just 17 minutes. Kennan Jones scored 14 points and Luke Rogers
had 10.

The win was Texas State's first in a conference opener in three
years and snapped a three-game losing streak to Northwestern State,
last season's Southland Conference champion.