SAN MARCOS, Texas -- John Rybak scored 25 points, including a free throw that sent the game into overtime, to lead Texas State to a 101-97 win over Sam Houston State on Saturday in the final regular season matchup for both teams.
Ryan White scored eight points for the Bobcats (15-15, 9-7 Southland) in the extra period, including going 6-for-6 from the line. Texas State outscored the Bearkats (22-7, 14-2) in overtime 14-10 for the win.White finished with 19 points while Emmanuel Bidias A' Moute added 16, Cameron Johnson 13 and Uriel Segura 10 for the Bobcats.The Bearkats' Gilberto Clavell scored a career-high 35 points, Josten Crow had 21, Ashton Mitchell 16 and Corey Allmond 12.Sam Houston State has the No. 1 seed heading into the Southland Conference tournament next week. Texas State clinched a spot in the tournament, but its spot depends on the outcomes of other Saturday games.