Pearson nets 17, Texas State holds off Ragin’ Cajuns 71-66


SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson scored 17 points and Texas State held off Louisiana Lafayette 71-66. Alonzo Sule added 13 points and Shelby Adams 11 for the Bobcats. P.J. Hardy scored 16 points and Mylik Wilson 15, the duo splitting 22 in the second half, for the Rajin’ Cajuns. Jalen Johnson scored 12. Texas State led 30-23 at the half and worked that up to 16 with a 12-3 run that made it 62-46 with less than four minutes remaining.