PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Justin Forrest had a season-high 28 points as Appalachian State narrowly beat Texas State 76-73 in overtime in the Sun Belt Conference Tourney second round on Saturday night.
Michael Almonacy added 23 points for the Mountaineers.
Appalachian State plays Coastal Carolina in Sunday’s semifinals.
Forrest made 14 of 17 foul shots. He added six rebounds. Almonacy also had six rebounds.
Adrian Delph had 16 points and eight rebounds for Appalachian State (15-11). Donovan Gregory added nine rebounds.
Texas State’s Caleb Asberry grabbed a rebound and raced down court before hitting a contested pull-up 3-pointer as time expired in regulation to force OT.
Mason Harrell had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Bobcats (18-7). Caleb Asberry added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Isiah Small had 15 points.
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