Texas St. 79, Appalachian St. 68

CANCUN, Mexico -- Cameron Johnson scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Texas State defeated Appalachian State 79-68 on Thursday night in the Cancun Governor's Cup to snap a seven-game losing streak.

The Bobcats (3-8) fended off the Mountaineers from the free-throw line, hitting 25 of 42 for the game. Texas State made 18 of 34 foul shots in the second half, including 12 of 18 in the final 5:37 when the Bobcats led by seven.

Appalachian State (4-6) led 25-20 with 6:28 to go until halftime, but Texas State closed the period on an 18-7 run to take the lead for good.

Matt Staff added 12 points and Ryan White had 10 for the Bobcats, who shot 55 percent from the field (11 of 20) in the second half.

Omar Carter scored 17 points to lead the Mountaineers, who outrebounded Texas State 42-38 but committed a season-high 21 turnovers and shot only 10 of 22 from the free-throw line.