Arkansas State vs Lamar

Arkansas State outruns Lamar 95-89


  •  

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) Melvin Johnson III dropped his first eight 3-pointers to finish with a season-best 26 points as Arkansas State defeated Lamar 95-89 on Saturday night.

Johnson finished 8 of 9 from 3-point range (9-12 overall), and rained five 3s as the Red Wolves bolted away after halftime. He had four straight 3s during Arkansas State's 20-6 run that blew a tight game open from 49-43 at the break.

Johnson's career-high is 29 points in an NCAA first-round game in March 2011.

Amos Wilson scored a season-high 20 points, and hit six of Lamar's first seven in the game, only to have Arkansas State take off on a 14-7 run.

The Cardinals (1-7), looking to win their first regular-season home game, answered with a 19-8 run of their own to close the first half, coming to within four, 47-43, at the break. Rhon Mitchell and Nimrod Hilliard scored 17 each for Lamar.

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Arkansas State (4-2) «474895
Lamar (1-7)434689

Related Video

 

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike White Villanova Wildcats 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Villanova Wildcats 2016 National Champs
Get the Locker Room Gear!
Shop Now

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern5-012-681
Coast. Car.4-19-9193
UT-Arlington3-213-548
Arkansas St.3-212-673
Georgia St.3-210-7133
Texas St.3-210-7288
UL Lafayette2-312-6122
Little Rock2-311-7208
Troy2-310-9200
S. Alabama2-39-9217
App. St.1-46-10252
UL-Monroe0-56-12298

Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans4-19-7125
Sam Houston4-213-6143
SE Louisiana4-211-8262
Lamar3-211-7264
SF Austin3-28-9291
C. Arkansas3-24-14244
Hou. Baptist3-37-9203
Texas A&M-CC2-39-7211
Nicholls St.2-39-9134
McNeese St.2-35-11249
Abil Chr.2-48-9340
Incarn Word2-47-10316
Nwestern St.1-47-9321
 
Other games
NDAK 76 Final
ORE 91
UTEP 63 Final
KAN 67
IOWA 83 Final
NOVA 88