Denver vs Arkansas State

Denver 53, Arkansas St. 50


JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Chase Hallam scored 15 points and Brian Stafford hit the go-ahead basket with 1:32 left to give Denver a 53-50 victory over Arkansas State on Thursday night.

Chris Udofia added 14 points for the Pioneers (12-3, 2-1 Sun Belt), who have won seven of their last eight. Stafford finished with eight points.

The Red Wolves (7-9, 1-1) got 16 points from Marcus Hooten.

Both teams scored 20 baskets, but the Pioneers gained an advantage by going 8 of 19 from 3-point range, while the Red Wolves made 3 of 5. Arkansas State held a 29-22 rebounding edge.

Neither team led by more than five in the second half.

Hooten's 3-pointer broke a 45-45 tie with 3:06 left.

But Stafford's layup trimmed it to 48-47, and then his jumper put Denver ahead to stay 49-48 with 1:32 left.

With Arkansas State down 53-50, Hooten missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

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Denver Pioneers
C. Udofia, F285-113-433314
R. Lewis, F110-20-02120
B. Olson, G362-40-00126
C. Hallam, G356-110-053015
B. Stafford, G353-92-23208
R. O'Neale283-50-06037
J. Coughlin110-00-01010
T. Hallam110-20-00110
B. Foeman51-10-00003
Totals 20-455-622111253
Arkansas State Indians
B. Peterson, F350-31-25111
M. Kirkland, F243-52-27038
E. Townsel, G404-140-06219
M. Hooten, G377-132-411318
T. Finn, G313-61-36037
D. Griswold192-20-01024
A. Sterrenberg141-11-21003
Totals 20-447-132941350
Summit League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Dak. St.6-114-682
South Dakota4-313-9151
Oral Roberts3-47-14230
Western Ill.3-46-12317
S. Dak. St.2-59-13269

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern6-013-685
Arkansas St.4-213-672
Georgia St.4-211-7111
Coast. Car.4-29-10187
UL Lafayette3-313-6135
Little Rock3-312-7224
Texas St.3-310-8257
S. Alabama2-49-10223
App. St.1-56-11266
Other games
PEP 45 Final
Michigan 71 Final
Indiana 73
UNLV 89 Final
SDCC 52 Final