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SUN BELT MEN

ARKANSAS ST. 76, TROY 68, OT

Arkansas State University outscored Troy 15-7 in overtime Saturday as the Red Wolves overcame a 12-point deficit to claim a victory at First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro.

The Red Wolves (12-6, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference) opened the extra five minutes on a 10-0 run, capped by two free throws from Canberk Kus with 54 seconds left. Ty Gordon's layup with 48 seconds left broke the run and made it 71-63. Gordon added another layup and a three-pointer by Tahj Small accounted for the Trojans' scoring in overtime. All of ASU's scoring in the final minute came from the free-throw line.

Marquis Eaton scored a game-high 24 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the floor to lead ASU, which shot 41.5% (22 of 53) from the floor. Caleb Fields had 17 points for the Red Wolves, Melo Eggleston chipped in with 12 and Kus finished with 10. Darian Adams led Troy (7-11, 3-4) with 20 points and Small added 11.

SOUTHLAND MEN

CENTRAL ARKANSAS 89,

SAM HOUSTON STATE 82

Deandre Jones scored a game-high 33 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the floor, including 6 three-pointers, to lead the University Central Arkansas (5-12, 4-2 Southland Conference) over Sam Houston State (11-6, 4-2) on Saturday at the Farris Center in Conway.

The Bears went 10 of 26 (38.5%) from the three-point line as a team as part of a 23-of-52 (44.2%) shooting performance from the floor and hit 33 of 38 free throws (86.8%). UCA outrebounded Sam Houston State 47-28, including a 32-16 edge on the defensive glass, and held a 24-22 scoring edge in the lane.

Rylan Bergersen scored 21 points and Eddy Kayouloud added 10 for Central Arkansas. Dainan Swoope led Sam Houston State with 20 points, Chad Bowie poured in 18 and Kai Mitchell added 13.

SWAC MEN

ALABAMA A&M 59,

ARK.-PINE BLUFF 49

Cameron Alford scored a game-high 32 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the floor and 8-of-10 shooting from the free-throw line to lead Alabama A&M (5-8, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) over the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (2-12, 1-1) on Saturday in Huntsville, Ala.

Alford's 10 made shots from the floor accounted for half of the Bulldogs' total as a team (20 of 60, 33.3%), and he accounted for more than half of the team's made free throws (14 of 22, 63.6%). The Golden Lions went 20 of 48 (41.7%) from the floor, but made just 2 of 18 three-pointers and 7 of 20 free throws. UAPB committed 14 turnovers and was outrebounded 45-40, including a 19-12 deficit on the offensive glass.

Terrance Banyard led UAPB with 14 points, and Markedric Bell added 10.

SUN BELT WOMEN

ARKANSAS STATE 69, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 62

Arkansas State University used 13-of-15 shooting from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to earn its third consecutive victory Saturday, beating Georgia Southern at First National Bank Arena in Jonesboro.

The Red Wolves (6-9, 3-1 Sun Belt Conference) also forced 22 turnovers by the Eagles (5-10, 2-2), marking the fifth consecutive game and seventh time in eight games that ASU has forced 18 or more turnovers. Arkansas State's defense held Georgia Southern to 35.7% shooting (25 of 70) from the floor, including 25.9% (7 of 27) from the three-point line.

Peyton Martin scored 17 points to lead the Red Wolves, who shot 45.3% (24 of 53) from the floor and had 18 assists. Jireh Washington scored 11 of her 15 points in the second half and Morgan Wallace also had 15 points. Tatum Barber led the Eagles with 20 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, while Jaiden Hamilton added 10 points. Tsubasa Nisbet led all players with 11 rebounds.

SOUTHLAND WOMEN

SAM HOUSTON STATE 72, CENTRAL ARKANSAS 54

The University of Central Arkansas was outscored 20-7 in the second quarter Saturday in a loss to Sam Houston State at the Farris Center in Conway.

The scoring advantage in the second quarter gave the Lady Bearkats (11-4, 6-0 Southland Conference) a 44-24 halftime lead. They shot 45.7% (16 of 35) from the floor in the first half while holding the Sugar Bears to 30.8% (8 of 26) from the floor, which included 2-of-13 shooting in the second quarter.

Alana Canady led Central Arkansas (7-8, 3-3) with 11 points, while Taylor Sells added 8 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Amber Leggett and Faith Cook scored 13 points each to lead Sam Houston State, Jennifer Oramas had 12 and Jaylonn Walker added 11.

SWAC WOMEN

ALABAMA A&M 74,

ARK.-PINE BLUFF 55

Jayla Atmore scored 16 points, but it wasn't enough as the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff fell to Alabama A&M on Saturday in Huntsville, Ala.

Alabama A&M was 28 of 56 (50%) from the floor, but went just 2 of 9 (22.2%) from the three-point line. The Lady Bulldogs made up for that with a 46-34 rebounding advantage, a 34-16 scoring advantage in the lane, 7 blocked shots and by creating 18 UAPB turnovers. The Golden Lions were 19 of 56 (33.9%) from the floor and 2 of 18 (11.1%) from the three-point line.

Kyeonia Harris had 14 points for UAPB (2-10, 1-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Dariauna Lewis scored a game-high 29 points for Alabama A&M (5-9, 1-2), while Nigeria Jones added 17.

-- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Sports on 01/12/2020

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