February 25, 2016

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Emani Gant scored 21 points and had seven rebounds before fouling out to lead Texas State past Arkansas State 71-60 on Thursday night.

Cameron Naylor scored 14 points and Ethan Montalvo added 13 for Texas State (12-13, 6-10 Sun Belt).

Texas State has now won three of its last four after a five-game losing streak.

Anthony Livingston led Arkansas State (11-17, 7-10) with 19 points and 11 rebounds. The Red Wolves shot 19 for 60 from the field (32 percent) and have lost six in a row.

The teams were tied at 31 at halftime. Gant hit a jumper, Kavin Gilder-Tilbury connected on a 3 and Gant followed with a layup to make it 47-40 with 10:39 to go.

Naylor hit a jumper with 8:59 remaining to push the lead to 53-43 and the Red Wolves never threatened thereafter.

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