Texas State hopes to continue building on hot start


SAN MARCOS (KXAN) — Texas State has things rolling in year six under head coach Danny Kaspar.

After a 90-80 win at home over Houston Baptist, the Bobcats improved to 9-1, which is their best start to a season since the early 1950s.

“Everybody’s starting to notice that Texas State is back,” Tre’Larenz Nottingham said. “Texas State is winning again. A lot more people are coming to the games. We’re starting to get a lot more people talking to us now. It’s just fun. We’re having a good time.”

“A lot of people are noticing that we’re winning games,” Nijal Pearson said. “I go places, a lot of people have little comments to say, ‘Good job, keep going.’ It’s a part of it. When you win, people take notice. When you lose, they don’t. So just keep winning. Another thing is like we’re reaping the benefits.”

Texas State will try to stretch its record to 10-1 on Saturday with a game at UT Rio Grande Valley ahead of a trip to Arkansas the week after. 

“They’re going to pay us to come play a game there and we’re going to use their officials and we’re going to have at least 10,000 fans screaming at us,” Kaspar said of the trip to Arkansas. “We’ll do the best we can in that kind of environment and we can win. “But we’re going to Rio Grande Valley who are 7-4 and they’ve played Houston and East Carolina very closely, and I told them you have to take care of that. Even if you beat Arkansas and lose to a mid major program like we are, Rio Grande Valley, that will take away from our story that we’ve built so far.”

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