Arkansas State vs Florida Atlantic

Arkansas St. 70, FAU 55

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Marcus Hooten scored 23 points, Malcoln Kirkland added 15 and Arkansas State beat Florida Atlantic 70-55 in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

Hooten hit three 3-pointers and was 8 of 12 from the field. Brandon Peterson had 13 points and Trey Finn 12 for the ninth-seeded Red Wolves (13-19), who moved on to play No. 1 seed Middle Tennessee on Sunday. Kirkland, Peterson and Finn had nine rebounds apiece.

Dennis Mavin led the eighth-seeded Owls (11-19) with 12 points and Shavar Richardson had 11. Florida Atlantic finished its season on a five-game losing streak.

Arkansas State took the lead for good early in the first half, but Florida Atlantic was within 30-27 after a Jordan McCoy layup with 1:20 left before halftime. The Red Wolves then went on a 14-2 run that stretched into the second half, and the Owls never threatened again.

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Scoreboard
Arkansas State (13-19) «363470
Florida Atlantic (11-19)272855

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Arkansas State Indians
M. Kirkland, F365-125-790215
B. Peterson, F344-75-791013
M. Hooten, G368-124-550123
T. Finn, G351-810-1293112
E. Townsel, G302-50-04134
R. Dickerson130-22-51032
D. Griswold100-31-21011
A. Sterrenberg60-00-01010
Totals 20-4927-384151270
 40.8%71.1% 
Florida Atlantic Owls
J. McCoy, F304-40-06048
K. Penn, F130-00-03010
D. Mavin, G285-132-241212
A. Tucker, G240-13-43123
G. Gantt, G172-80-02016
K. White243-72-23058
S. Richardson234-101-140511
P. Bertone223-80-03027
A. Mattison100-50-03110
R. Taylor90-30-01320
Totals 21-598-93462555
 35.6%88.9% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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