Appalachian State routs Texas State 76-56 behind Eaves

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Frank Eaves scored 30 points to lead Appalachian State to its first Sun Belt Conference win of the season in a convincing 76-56 victory over Texas State on Saturday.

Eaves registered his career-high 31 points in a win against Texas State in San Marcos, Texas last year. On Saturday, Eaves scored seven of Appalachian State's first 20 points as the Mountaneers raced to a 20-7 lead with 11:22 to play before the half.

Ronshad Shabazz scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half as Appalachian State (3-12, 1-3) built a 42-26 lead at the break.

Tyrell Johnson's thunderous dunk with 11:23 remaining pushed the Mountaineers lead to 55-35.

Cameron Naylor led Texas State (7-5, 1-2) with 14 points and Kavin Gilder-Tilbury finished with 13.

Emarius Logan added 11 points for the Mountaineers.

Appalachian State held a 43-30 rebounding edge against the Bobcats.

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