Scores

Final

W Kentucky 61

(10-7, 4-2 Sun Belt)

Arkansas State 75

(10-5, 4-2 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:05 PM ET, January 5, 2013

    Convocation Center, Jonesboro, Arkansas

    1 2 T
    WKU 27 3461
    ARST 23 5275

    Top Performers

    Western Kentucky: A. Rostov 17 Pts, 2 Reb

    Arkansas St: E. Townsel 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Arkansas St. 75, W. Kentucky 61

    Associated Press

    JONESBORO, Ark. -- Ed Townsel scored 25 points, including five 3-pointers, on Saturday night to help Arkansas State cruise to their fourth straight victory, 75-61 over Western Kentucky.

    Townsel was 10 of 19 overall, including 5 of 10 from behind the arc. Brandon Peterson added 14 points and Trey Finn had 13 for the Red Wolves (10-5, 4-2 Sun Belt), who improved to 7-1 at home.

    Aleksejs Rostov led the Hilltoppers (10-7, 4-2) with 17 points, including five 3-pointers of his own, off the bench. One of Rostov's 3s came with 9 seconds left in the first half and gave Western Kentucky a 27-23 halftime lead. But Arkansas State went on a 13-3 run early in the second half to take the lead for good and was never seriously threatened again.

    The Hilltoppers still hold a 29-13 lead in the all-time series between the teams, dating to the 1947-48 season.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WKU
    ARST
    Points 61 75
    FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 27-57 (.474)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-27 (.407) 9-24 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 12-18 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 15

    2012-13 Season

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