Wkentucky 61
Arkansasst 75
Date of game: 1/5/2013

Recap: Arkansas State vs. Western Ky

Jonesboro, AR (Sports Network) - Ed Townsel scored 25 points as the Arkansas State Red Wolves earned a 75-61 Sun Belt Conference victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at the Convocation Center

Townsel was 5-of-10 from three-point range for the Red Wolves (10-5, 4-2 Sun Belt), who won their fourth game in a row. Brandon Peterson added 14 points and eight rebounds while Trey Finn was 3-of-6 from long-range, scoring 13 points. While only scoring seven points, Rakeem Dickerson dished out a game- high seven assists.

Aleksejs Rostov was 5-of-6 from beyond the arc while scoring 17 points for the Hilltoppers (10-7, 4-2), who have now lost four consecutive road games. T.J. Price contributed 11 points and Brandon Harris managed 10 points, five rebounds, and five assists.

Western Kentucky took a 27-23 lead into halftime after holding the Red Wolves to just 35.7 percent shooting from the field in the first stanza.

In the second half, Arkansas State shot 58.6 percent from the floor while outscoring the Hilltoppers 52-34 to earn the win.

WKU turned the ball over 17 times, which led to 24 points for the opportunistic Red Wolves.

Game Notes

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