NO. 11 WICHITA STATE 89, ARKANSAS STATE 80
WICHITA, Kan. -- Samajae Haynes-Jones came off the bench to score 27 points and spur No. 11 Wichita State past Arkansas State 89-80 on Tuesday night at Koch Arena.
Haynes-Jones, who had scored a combined one point in his past three games, had 18 second-half points for the Shockers (9-2), whose lead was trimmed as low as four in the final three minutes.
Landry Shamet scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half for Wichita State, while Darral Willis added 14.
Deven Simms scored 30 points for Arkansas State University (4-8), a 29-point underdog. Ty Cockfield had 16 points for the Red Wolves.
The Shockers trailed 57-48 with 17:11 remaining before rallying behind Haynes-Jones and Shamet.
Arkansas State fired its way to a 50-44 halftime lead, marking the third consecutive home game in which the Shockers allowed at least 50 first-half points.
The Red Wolves shot 62.1 percent in the half and were 10 of 16 from the three-point line, including a missed desperation shot at the buzzer. Simms (15 points) and Cockfield (13 points) were a combined 10 of 15 from the field in the half.
Austin Reaves (Cedar Ridge) started for the Shockers in place of Conner Frankamp, who sat out Tuesday's game with a migraine, according to Wichita State. Reaves finished with 9 points, including 3 three-pointers, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 32 minutes.
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NO. 20 CINCINNATI 77, ARK.-PINE BLUFF 49
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Cane Broome matched his season high with 17 points Tuesday night as No. 20 Cincinnati rolled to a victory over winless University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, extending the nation's longest home-court winning streak.
The Bearcats (10-2) have won 32 consecutive home games, a streak spanning two courts. They're playing this season at BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University while their on-campus arena is renovated. They went 18-0 at Fifth Third Arena last season.
UAPB (0-13) took another lopsided loss as part of its season-opening stretch. The Golden Lions have yet to play a home game.
Cincinnati pulled ahead 26-2 as the Golden Lions missed 7 of 8shots, committed 9 fouls and had 11 turnovers. It was 43-16 at halftime, with UAPB shooting 26 percent.
Jacob Evans III added 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds for Cincinnati, which dominated the boards 42-28. Travon Harper led the Golden Lions with 16 points.
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