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SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) -- Cordarius Johnson scored 17 points as Louisiana Tech defeated Texas State 84-67 Thursday night for its fifth straight victory.

Raheem Appleby added 12 points and Jaron Johnson had 10 for the Bulldogs (13-3, 4-0 Western Athletic), who outrebounded Texas State 54-32.

The Bobcats (4-13, 0-5), who have lost eight in a row, got 24 points from Joel Wright, 14 from Wesley Davis and 11 from Deonte Jones.

Louisiana Tech jumped out to a 12-2 lead en route to a 38-21 halftime advantage. Texas State opened the second half on a 15-5 run - with nine points coming from Wright - to pull within 43-36 with 16:00 left. But Jaron Johnson scored the next six points for the Bulldogs to push the lead back to double digits, and Cordarius Johnson later hit two 3-pointers and two free throws during a 12-0 run that put Louisiana Tech ahead 75-52 with 6:44 remaining.

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