SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP)Tyreke Locure scored 12 points as UL Monroe beat Texas State 57-53 to open Sun Belt Conference play on Thursday night.

Locure also had eight rebounds for the Warhawks (5-9). Victor Baffuto scored 11 points and added 10 rebounds and four blocks. Jamari Blackmon recorded 11 points and was 2 of 11 shooting, including 1 for 3 from distance, and went 6 for 9 from the line.

Mason Harrell finished with 14 points and two steals for the Bobcats (7-7). Dylan Dawson added 11 points for Texas State. In addition, Drue Drinnon had eight points.

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These two teams both play Saturday. UL Monroe visits Arkansas State while Texas State hosts Troy.

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