Little Rock vs Arkansas State

Arkansas State blasts Arkansas-Little Rock 77-49


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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Melvin Johnson III scored 21 points while Kendrick Washington had 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Arkansas State drubbed Arkansas-Little Rock 77-49 in Sun Belt conference play on Saturday night.

Kirk Van Slyke added 15 points and eight rebounds while the Red Wolves hit 26 of 32 from the penalty stripe.

Arkansas State (11-7, 4-3) opened a 38-24 halftime lead and closely matched that performance offensively and defensively in the second period as they were never challenged by the Trojans.

Arkansas-Little Rock (10-10, 5-3) averages 44 percent shooting for the season, but made only 24 percent from the field and 2 of 13 from beyond the arc. They were out-rebounded by the Red Wolves 52-39.

Gus Leeper was the only Trojan in double figures, scoring 10 points and grabbing six rebounds. Will Neighbour who leads the team in scoring was held to one point on 0-for-12 shooting.

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