Krik Jones

Texas State loses to rival UT-Arlington at Strahan

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The Texas State men’s basketball team shot 32.1 percent in Saturday’s 56-48 loss to the UT-Arlington Mavericks.

The team held a halftime lead against the Mavericks after scoring 24 points and holding the Sun Belt Conference’s third scoring offense to 22. Texas State overcame a 10-2 deficit in the first five minutes of the game, responding with an 8-0 run to tie the game at 10-10 with 12:11 to go in the first half.

There were four lead changes throughout the game. The Bobcats’ largest lead was 4 points while the Mavericks’ was 8.

Beyond the Game: Reid Koenen

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Senior forward Reid Koenen first picked up a basketball at an early age with his father coaching him through his younger years, and today he has become the only player on the roster to play all four years for the Bobcats.

Koenen is originally from Racine, Wisconsin, located on the shore of Lake Michigan. He played at Prairie High School where he was named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association’s All-Star team.

The Bobcat forward averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds his junior year of high school and put up 19.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game during his senior year. Koenen was named to the All-Racine County team and earned Player of the Year in the Midwest Classic Conference.   

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