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Arkansas State downs Abilene Christian 83-69

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Deven Simms scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Arkansas State beat Abilene Christian 83-69 in its home opener on Monday night.

Ty Cockfield scored 18 points for the Red Wolves (1-1), who trailed briefly but used a 16-3 run sparked by Grantham Gillard's layup to build a 40-25 halftime lead. Gillard and Cockfield each scored 3s in the run.

The Wildcats closed to within five points seven minutes into the second half, but the Red Wolves again pulled away and led 76-57 with 3:42 to play after Simms' layup and a 3-pointer by Rashad Lindsey.

Gillard and Tamas Bruce scored 13 apiece. Arkansas State shot 56 percent from the field and outrebounded the Wildcats (1-1) 33-21, including 12-6 on offensive boards.

Jaylen Franklin scored 16 points, Jaren Lewis 15, and Tevin Foster 14 for Abilene Christian.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Abil Chr. 1-1 254469
home team logo Arkansas St. 1-1 404383
Team Stats
away team logo Abil Chr. 1-1 75.9 PPG 34.7 RPG 15.8 APG
home team logo Arkansas St. 1-1 75.2 PPG 42.6 RPG 11.3 APG
Key Players
21
J. Friday 13.1 PPG 4.7 RPG 1.1 APG 47.7 FG%
0
T. Cockfield II 21.2 PPG 4.1 RPG 3.5 APG 43.6 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB