Hot-shooting Long Island rips Texas State 91-67
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP)—Kyle Johnson sank 8 of 11 shots, including 4 of 5 on 3-pointers, and scored 22 points to lead Long Island past Texas State 91-67 on Tuesday night.
Jamal Olasewere added 12 points and Julian Boyd pulled down 11 rebounds for the Blackbirds (2-0), who shot 50 percent (31 of 62) in opening a four-game road swing with a decisive victory.
Tony Bishop had his second consecutive double-double for the Bobcats (1-1) with 10 points and 11 rebounds. J.B. Conley scored 11 points for Texas State, and Cameron Johnson had 10.
Long Island, which blew out to a 46-26 lead at the half, also dominated the boards 49-41.
The Blackbirds’ lead never dipped below 19 in the second half and went as high as 34 when Kenny Onyechi made two free throws with 5:08 left to make it 88-54.
This was the first meeting between the teams.