Asberry scores 28 to lift Texas State past Denver 70-68

DENVER (AP) — Caleb Asberry had a career-high 28 points as Texas State rallied past Denver 70-68 on Saturday in the opener of the Pioneer Challenge.

Mason Harrell hit the game-winner with 10 seconds left, adding 15 points for Texas State (5-3), which rallied from 21 points down in the first half, and 42-23 at the break. Alonzo Sule added 10 points. The Bobcats improved from 35% shooting in the first half (8-for-23) to 65% in the second (17-for-26).

Jase Townsend had 22 points for the Pioneers (1-5), who have now lost five straight games. Sam Hines Jr. added 15 points. Robert Jones had seven rebounds.

Texas State opened the second half with a 10-2 surge, fueled by six points from Alonzo Sule. The Bobcats tied the game at 56 on Isiah Small’s 3-pointer and took its first lead, 61-58 on a 3 from Asberry.

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