Western Kentucky vs Arkansas State

Arkansas State knocks off Western Kentucky 72-58


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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Melvin Johnson III scored 22 points, hitting 8 of 12 from the field, as Arkansas State beat Western Kentucky 72-58 Monday night.

The game was tight throughout the first half with ASU holding a 25-20 lead at the break. Rakeem Dickerson hit a 3-pointer to start the second half and the Red Wolves stretched the lead to 37-27 at the 15:21 mark. WKU came back to cut the lead to 37-32 following a 3-pointer by Aaron Adeoye, but Johnson answered with a 3-point jumper for a 40-32 lead with 13:15 remaining. ASU led 66-48 with 3:21 left.

Cameron Golden had 11 points for ASU (13-8, 6-4 Sun Belt Conference).

The Red Wolves made 29 of 34 free throw attempts compared to 17 of 24 for WKU.

Chris Harrison-Docks had 14 points, Trency Jackson added 11 and Adeoye had 10 for WKU (16-8, 8-3).

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Scoreboard
Western Kentucky (16-8)203858
Arkansas State (13-8) «254772

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