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Western Kentucky vs Arkansas State

Arkansas St. 75, W. Kentucky 61

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Ed Townsel scored 25 points, including five 3-pointers, on Saturday night to help Arkansas State cruise to their fourth straight victory, 75-61 over Western Kentucky.

Townsel was 10 of 19 overall, including 5 of 10 from behind the arc. Brandon Peterson added 14 points and Trey Finn had 13 for the Red Wolves (10-5, 4-2 Sun Belt), who improved to 7-1 at home.

Aleksejs Rostov led the Hilltoppers (10-7, 4-2) with 17 points, including five 3-pointers of his own, off the bench. One of Rostov's 3s came with 9 seconds left in the first half and gave Western Kentucky a 27-23 halftime lead. But Arkansas State went on a 13-3 run early in the second half to take the lead for good and was never seriously threatened again.

The Hilltoppers still hold a 29-13 lead in the all-time series between the teams, dating to the 1947-48 season.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
T. Price, F374-132-443311
G. Fant, F314-71-64249
T. Akol, C41-10-00002
B. Harris, G393-92-255310
K. Kaspar, G252-50-01126
A. Rostov206-90-020117
P. Blade181-20-02103
K. Anyigbo111-11-12013
O. Akamune90-10-04030
S. Drane30-20-01000
M. Vasquez20-10-00010
E. Alcantara10-00-00000
Totals 22-516-1330121861
 43.1%46.2% 
Arkansas State Red Wolves
B. Peterson, F345-84-682214
K. Washington, F193-60-04126
E. Townsel, G3610-190-051225
T. Finn, G314-82-451213
R. Dickerson, G291-44-63707
K. Downs193-50-02036
M. Hooten141-40-00002
C. Golden100-32-22122
R. Worsham80-00-03000
Totals 27-5712-1835131375
 47.4%66.7% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Georgia St.17-125-9
Western Ky.12-620-12
UL-Lafayette11-723-12
Arkansas St.10-819-13
UALR9-915-17
UT-Arlington9-915-17
UL-Monroe7-119-17
Troy6-1211-20
S. Alabama5-1311-20
Texas St.4-148-23
 
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