Pearson, Sule power Texas State past Appalachian State 82-57

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP)Nijal Pearson scored 22 points and Alonzo Sule added 18 off the bench as Texas State routed Appalachian State 82-57 on Saturday.

Junior forward Quentin Scott had 11 points, six rebounds and three assists in his first career start for Texas State (10-8, 3-4 Sun Belt Conference). Sule, a sophomore, also had six rebounds and two assists. He made 7 of 8 shots.

Mason Harrell scored 15 points, 12 in the first half as the Bobcats shot 63% and built a 41-20 halftime lead. Pearson scored 14 points, with 4-of-7 3-pointers, as Texas State quickly went up by 29 and led by at least 22 the rest of the way.

Justin Forrest had 23 points for the Mountaineers (9-9, 3-4). James Lewis Jr. added seven rebounds.

Texas State plays at Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday. Appalachian State plays Arkansas State at home on Thursday.

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