Published March 12, 2013
LAS VEGAS – Joel Wright scored 26 points to lead Texas State to a 68-56 win over Seattle in the first round of the Western Athletic Conference tournament Tuesday night.
Wright was 7 of 12 from the field for the game and had a team-high nine rebounds.
Matt Staff scored 13 points for the seventh-seeded Bobcats (11-21).
Texas State led 36-28 at halftime. The score was tied only once and Texas State never trailed. The Bobcats shot 50 percent from the field for the game, while Seattle shot 33.9 percent. Seattle outrebounded Texas State 35-29 but had 19 turnovers, six more than the Bobcats.
Deshaun Sunderhaus led Seattle (8-22) with 15 points. Prince Obasi had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Chad Rasmussen added 11 points for the No. 10 seed.
Texas State moves on to play No. 2 seed Denver in the quarterfinals on Thursday.