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story.lead_photo.caption Hayden Koval (above) is averaging 12 points and 7.7 rebounds per game for the Central Arkansas Bears, who will take on Northwestern (La.) State today at the Farris Center in Conway. (Democrat-Gazette file photo)

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ASU at La.-Lafayette

WHAT Sun Belt Tournament first round

WHEN 11 a.m. Central

WHERE Cajundome, Lafayette, La.

RECORDS Arkansas State 16-15; Louisiana-Lafayette 13-18

SERIES Louisiana-Lafayette leads 53-28

RADIO KFIN-FM, 107.9, in Jonesboro

INTERNET ESPN-Plus

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE

POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG

G P.J. Hardy, 6-1, Sr. 11.1 1.7

G Cedric Russell, 6-2, Jr. 14.2 3.7

G Mylik Wilson, 6-3, Fr. 11.4 5.5

F Jalen Johnson, 6-7, Jr. 15.3 6.6

F Dou Gueye, 6-9, Jr. 8.5 5.9

COACH Bob Marlin (187-142 in 10 seasons at Louisiana-Lafayette)

ARKANSAS STATE

POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG

G Caleb Fields, 6-0, Fr. 11.1 2.9

G Marquis Eaton, 6-2, Jr. 13.5 3.1

G Canberk Kus, 6-6, Sr. 9.3 5.1

F Malik Brevard, 6-8, Sr. 5.7 5.9

F J.J. Matthews, 6-9, Jr. 8.5 4.6

COACH Mike Balado (40-55 in three seasons at ASU)

TEAM COMPARISON

ULL ASU

73.0 Points for 70.8

76.3 Points against 71.9

-1.2 Rebound margin -0.7

0.0 Turnover margin +0.9

41.7 FG pct. 43.9

32.0 3-pt pct. 34.2

74.0 FT pct. 71.2

CHALK TALK Arkansas State is the No. 9 seed and Louisiana-Lafayette is No. 8. Both teams finished 8-12 in conference play. Winner plays at No. 5 Georgia Southern in the second round on Monday at 6 p.m. Central. ... ASU snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 76-75 road victory over Georgia Southern in the regular season finale on Tuesday. ... ASU and Louisiana-Lafayette split the season series. ASU won 79-67 on Dec. 18 in Jonesboro, and Louisiana-Lafayette won 77-74 on Feb. 26 in Lafayette, La. ... Louisiana-Lafayette guard Mylik Wilson was named Sun Belt freshman of the year on Thursday.

UCA vs. NW (La.) State

WHEN 3 p.m.

WHERE Farris Center, Conway

RECORDS UCA 10-20, 9-10 Southland Conference; Northwestern State 13-15, 10-9

SERIES Northwestern State leads 19-8

RADIO KUCA-FM, 91.3, in Conway

INTERNET ucasports.com/watch

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG

G DeAndre Jones, 5-11, Jr. 12.9 3.8

G Rylan Bergersen, 6-6, Jr. 15.5 4.5

G/F Eddy Kayouloud, 6-7, So. 11.9 6.2

F Jaxson Baker, 6-7, Fr. 7.1 3.5

C Hayden Koval, 7-0, Jr. 12.0 7.7

COACH Anthony Boone (9-12 as UCA interim coach this season)

NW STATE

POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG

G C.J. Jones, 5-10, Jr. 3.7 1.0

G Trenton Massner, 6-2, So. 9.3 4.0

G Jairus Roberson, 6-2, Jr. 11.3 1.1

G Nikos Chougkaz, 6-9, Fr. 8.9 7.3

F Jamaure Gregg, 6-7, Jr. 7.2 5.8

COACH Mike McConathy (308-336 in 21 seasons at Northwestern State)

TEAM COMPARISON

UCA NSU

74.4 Points for 74.5

81.8 Points against 75.8

+0.9 Rebound margin +0.7

-4.0 Turnover margin -3.1

42.1 FG pct. 44.0

30.9 3-pt pct. 35.3

71.5 FT pct. 72.6

CHALK TALK Central Arkansas has lost four of its past five games and sits in a three-way tie for seventh in the Southland standings. The top eight teams make next week's conference tournament ... Northwestern State is tied for fifth in the standings. ... UCA won the first meeting against NW State this season, 79-71, on Feb. 1 in Natchitoches, La.

WOMEN

ASU vs. Troy

WHEN 4 p.m.

WHERE First National Bank Arena, Jonesboro

RECORDS Arkansas State 11-17, 8-9 Sun Belt Conference; Troy 24-4, 15-2

SERIES ASU leads 14-11

RADIO KNEA-FM, 95.3, in Jonesboro

INTERNET ESPN-Plus

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

ARKANSAS STATE

POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG

G Jireh Washington, 5-9, So. 13.0 4.4

G Mya Love, 5-8, Fr. 2.8 2.2

G Morgan Wallace, 5-10, Jr. 10.5 7.9

G Payton Tennison, 5-11, Sr. 7.2 2.2

F Peyton Martin, 5-11, Jr. 12.4 5.7

COACH Matt Daniel (11-17 in one season at ASU)

TROY

POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG

G Kayla Robinson, 5-5, Sr. 9.5 4.2

G Harriet Winchester, 5-11, Sr. 5.1 6.3

F Alexus Dye, 6-0, Jr. 10.0 9.5

F Tyasia Moore, 6-0, Jr. 6.0 4.8

F Kate Rodgers, 6-2, Sr. 3.3 6.2

COACH Chanda Rigby (145-103 in eight seasons at Troy)

TEAM COMPARISON

ASU TROY

63.8 Points for 79.8

72.8 Points against 67.8

-7.0 Rebound margin +15.6

+1.0 Turnover margin +1.4

38.0 FG pct. 38.1

28.7 3-pt pct. 28.1

65.7 FT pct. 67.1

CHALK TALK Arkansas State has won back-to-back games since its six-game losing skid, including a 86-80 victory over South Alabama on Thursday in Jonesboro that saw the Red Wolves erase a 21-point third-quarter deficit. ... Troy has won five consecutive games and is tied for first in the Sun Belt with Coastal Carolina. ... Troy has won the last eight meetings against ASU. ... Troy won the first meeting this season, 79-64, on Feb. 22 in Troy, Ala.

UCA vs. NW (La.) State

WHEN 1 p.m.

WHERE Farris Center, Conway

RECORDS UCA 12-16, 8-11 Southland Conference; Northwestern State 7-21, 4-15

SERIES UCA leads 15-11

RADIO KUCA-FM, 91.3, in Conway

INTERNET ucasports.com/watch

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

CENTRAL ARKANSAS

POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG

G Taylor Sells, 5-7, Sr. 10.1 4.6

G Romola Dominguez, 5-7, So. 3.7 1.7

G/F Briana Trigg, 5-10, Jr. 8.1 4.6

F Terri Crawford, 6-1, Fr. 5.9 4.3

F Hannah Langhi, 6-2, Jr. 8.1 5.9

COACH Sandra Rushing (153-94 in eight seasons at UCA)

NW STATE

POS. NAME, HT, YR PPG RPG

G Gabby Bell, 5-4, Sr. 4.3 2.7

G Tristen Washington, 5-6, Fr. 4.5 1.0

F Jasmyn Johnson, 5-8, Sr. 9.5 3.8

F Lacee Savage, 6-0, Jr. 6.6 5.3

F Victoria Miller, 6-0, Sr. 5.3 4.7

COACH Aaron A. Swinson (2-8 as interim coach this season)

TEAM COMPARISON

UCA NSU

56.3 Points for 57.6

58.6 Points against 69.3

+6.1 Rebound margin -5.2

-2.1 Turnover margin +0.9

39.3 FG pct. 33.6

22.1 3-pt pct. 27.6

65.0 FT pct. 67.3

CHALK TALK Central Arkansas sits in ninth place in the Southland Conference standings and is a game back of eighth. The top eight teams in the standings make next week's conference tournament. ... Northwestern State enters on a four-game losing streak and will not make the conference tournament. ... UCA won the first meeting against NW State this season, 51-44, on Feb. 1 in Natchitoches, La.

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