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Simms has 23 points, Arkansas St. holds off Appalachian St.

BOONE, N.C. (AP) Deven Simms sank four free throws in the final seconds to total 23 points as Arkansas State sprinted to an early lead but then had to fend off a late Appalachian State rally for a 93-88 win on Saturday.

Arkansas State (8-14, 3-6 Sun Belt Conference) dominated early to take a 56-32 advantage into halftime. The Red Wolves were up 75-51 midway in the second period before Appalachian State rallied to close to 86-81 with :42 remaining. Ronshad Shabazz scored 17 of his 27 points in the final 8:30 to spearhead the rally.

Ty Cockfield, who added two insurance free throws with 22 seconds left, totaled 20 points with Marquis Eaton adding a career-best 16 to go with six assists in his first start. Grantham Gillard added 13 points for Arkansas State, which has won two of the last three games after dropping five straight.

Shabazz drilled 5 of 9 from distance with Justin Forrest adding 15 points and Isaac Johnson chipping in 10 with 12 rebounds for the Mountaineers (9-14, 4-6).

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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 Arkansas St. 8-14 563793
home team logo App. St. 9-14 325688
Team Stats
away team logo Arkansas St. 8-14 73.8 PPG 42.8 RPG 11.3 APG
home team logo App. St. 9-14 80.6 PPG 39.1 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
0
T. Cockfield II 20.9 PPG 4.0 RPG 3.5 APG 43.9 FG%
2
R. Shabazz 18.4 PPG 2.7 RPG 2.6 APG 44.8 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