The Herald – sports
Breaking a two-game losing streak, the Arkansas State men’s basketball team improved their overall record to 19-8 by beating ULAR Friday night.
Led by senior guard Devin Carter with a game-high of 18 points, the Red Wolves were able to pull off a fantastic 67-58 win over the Trojans.
For the third straight week, the team used the talents of their dynamic trio — Carter, Deven Simms and Rashad Lindsey — who have become the primary distributors of this blazing Red Wolf offense.
Ranked second in the Sun Belt Conference, A-State’s chances are strong to win the SBC and to receive a bid to the NCAA tournament.
“This is our time to shine,” Carter said. “And we will not be denied our right at the top.”
Arkansas State shot .468 from the field in comparison to Little Rock’s .446 percentage. The Red Wolves also held a 38-28 advantage on the boards, although the Trojans outscored them 36-26 in the paint and had two more second-chance points.
Prior to the UALR matchup, the Red Wolves sat together in the locker room for several minutes to digest how they would move forward. After thinking about their previous disheartening defeats, the Red Wolves emerged relatively quickly Friday, and took the court hungry for revenge. The mood was one that led each of the dynamic trio members to fantastic stats for the Red Wolves, who finished with a combined 34 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds.
“The crowd was amazing, said A-State head coach Grant McCasland. “You go on a 16-0 run and you could just feel the momentum build. We had a good crew out there that was sharing the basketball and making extra-effort plays for each other. That was the game right there.
“But give Little Rock some credit because they didn’t stop competing,” the coach added.
Now Arkansas State will have two home …