Published January 30, 2010
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Marquez Haynes had 21 points and five assists Saturday as Texas-Arlington held off Texas State 82-78 in a foul-plagued game.
Both teams shot 46 free throws; Arlington made 33 and Texas State 26.
Dwight Gentry and Tommy Moffitt added 13 points each for the Mavericks (10-9, 2-4 Southland), and Brandon Long had 12.
Cameron Johnson had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Texas State (10-11, 4-3). John Rybak added 16 points and Ryan White had 14 points and 10 assists.
Arlington took the lead for good, 55-52, with 8:59 remaining on a 3-pointer by Long. The Mavericks led by as many as eight down the stretch before Texas State rallied.
Haynes missed 3 of 4 free throws in the final minute to allow the Bobcats to pull within 80-78 on a jumper by Johnson with 11 seconds remaining, but Moffitt countered with two free throws with 7 seconds left to clinch it.