Sun Belt Conference Tournament - Arkansas-Little Rock vs Arkansas State Recap - Arkansas State Wins 116-114
Ed Townsel poured in 32 points for Arkansas State on Friday, as they defeated Arkansas-Little Rock 116-114 at Lakefront Arena.
Arkansas State earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 5.5-point spread.
Kirk Van Slyke had 24 points for Arkansas State and Brandon Reed chipped in with 23 points. Ed Townsel had 6 assists for them, while Kendrick Washington was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
Arkansas-Little Rock got 25 points from Leroy Isler in a losing cause and another 20 points from James White. DeVonte Smith contributed 5 assists for them, while Josh Hagins had 11 rebounds.
Arkansas State trailed at halftime, 41-37.
Arkansas-Little Rock won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 57-44.