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Cockfield leads Arkansas St. past South Alabama 66-65

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Ty Cockfield II had 22 points, including two free throws with three seconds left, and Marquis Eaton scored 18 to help Arkansas State beat South Alabama 66-65 on Thursday night.

Cockfield finished 12 of 15 from the line and Salif Boudie had 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocks for Arkansas State (8-8, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its sixth straight home victory.

There were 18 ties and 15 lead changes before Grantham Gillard's layup gave the Red Wolves the lead for good and sparked a 7-2 spurt that made it 66-62 after Cockfield's last two free throws.

Rodrick Sikes had 24 points, Josh Ajayi added 15, and Trhae Mitchell scored 12 for the Jaguars (9-7, 2-1). Kory Holden, who came in as South Alabama's leading scorer at 15.0 per game, had only 6 points on 2-of-13 shooting.

Neither team led by more than five points until Eaton scored six and Boudie added four in a 10-2 run that made it 57-47. Ajayi converted two 3-point plays and Sikes scored the final seven points in a 13-2 spurt that gave South Alabama a 60-59 lead with 3:55 left.

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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 South Alabama 9-7 313465
home team logo Arkansas State 8-8 333366
Team Stats
away team logo South Alabama 9-7 72.9 PPG 35 RPG 13.9 APG
home team logo Arkansas State 8-8 73.7 PPG 41.4 RPG 11.3 APG
Key Players
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J. Ajayi 16.4 PPG 7.4 RPG 1.6 APG 56.0 FG%
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T. Cockfield II 22.4 PPG 3.6 RPG 3.2 APG 43.9 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB