Arkansas State wins 87-77 over Evansville

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Ty Cockfield scored 24 points as Arkansas State sprinted to an early lead and cruised in the second half to beat Evansville 87-77 on Tuesday night.

Tristin Walley added 14 points. Malik Brevard had six points with eight rebounds and two blocked shots for Arkansas State (3-5), which has won two of its last three games.

The Red Wolves had a 10-0 run to take a 43-33 lead into the break. They held that advantage through the second period. Arkansas State was 28 of 62 from the floor (45 percent) while limiting Evansville to 22-of-56 shooting (39 percent). Arkansas State’s bench scored 24 points, compared to 13 for Evansville in the 87-77 victory.

Shea Feehan and Marty Hill had career highs with 21 points and 16 respectively for Evansville (4-4). K.J. Riley added 15 points while dishing out five assists.

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