Recap: Tulane vs. Texas State
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (SportsNetwork.com) - Wes Davis tallied 16 points and four steals to lead the Texas State Bobcats to a 70-52 win over the Tulane Green Wave in the opening round of the Cure UCD Challenge at Puerto Vallarta International Convention Center.
Joel Wright chipped in 14 points and five rebounds for the Bobcats (1-5) to help them secure their first decision of the 2013-14 season. Phil Hawkins contributed 10 points and six assists while Kavin Tilbury provided a spark off the bench with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor.
Louis Dabney paced Tulane (4-3) with 19 points. Jay Hook scored 16 points and Jonathan Start netted 12 points and six rebounds.
Texas State took a 33-28 lead into the intermission after it hit on 55.6 percent of its field goal attempts in the first half. The Green Wave knocked down 50 percent of their shots from the floor and also converted 8-of-11 attempts at the free-throw line in the opening 20 minutes to stay within striking distance.
The Bobcats sank 52 percent of their field goal attempts and made 9-of-12 tries at the charity stripe after halftime to pull away. Tulane missed all five of its shots from 3-point range in the second period.
The Green Wave finished the contest with only three assists and 19 turnovers. Texas State assisted 15 of its 28 made field goals and lost the ball only 12 times.Game Notes