Scores

Final

Texas State 72

(12-21, 5-13 WAC)

Denver 68

(21-9, 16-2 WAC)

    5:30 PM ET, March 14, 2013

    Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

    1 2 T
    TXST 36 3672
    DEN 32 3668

    Top Performers

    Texas State: J. Wright 32 Pts, 7 Reb

    Denver: B. Olson 19 Pts, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Texas St. 72, Denver 68

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Joel Wright scored 32 points to lead Texas State in a 72-68 upset over No. 2 seed Denver on Thursday in a Western Athletic Conference quarterfinals match.

    Wright, who scored 16 points in the first half, also had seven rebounds for the seventh-seeded Bobcats.

    Phil Hawkins had 13 points. Reid Koenen had nine points and seven rebounds.

    Texas State (12-21) never trailed, leading 37-32 at halftime and by as much as 14 in the second half. The Bobcats shot 65.7 percent from the field for the game, while the Pioneers shot 40 percent. Texas State outrebounded Denver 28-21.

    Brett Olson led Denver (21-9) with 19 points. Jalen Love had 17 and Chris Udofia added 12. Royce O'Neale had a team-high eight rebounds.

    Texas State will play No. 3 seed New Mexico State on Friday in the semifinals.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TXST
    DEN
    Points 72 68
    FG Made-Attempted 23-35 (.657) 21-52 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-6 (.500) 10-28 (.357)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-28 (.821) 16-18 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 0

    2012-13 Season

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