Gant scored 10 points and Naylor scored four in the game's first 4:02 as Texas State built a 16-0 lead. Khyce Randall scored the Yellow Jackets' first basket with 14:32 left in the half.
Texas State built a 42-19 halftime lead. Gant then started the second half scoring the Bobcats' first six points. Kavin Gilder-Tilbury then knocked down a 3-pointer to make it 51-24 with 16:39 to play.
Evan Vaden led Howard Payne (2-7) in scoring with 10 points while collecting five rebounds.