Wkentucky 20 38 58
Arkansasst 25 47 72
Date of game: 2/10/2014

Recap: Arkansas State vs. Western Ky

Jonesboro, AR (SportsNetwork.com) - Melvin Johnson III scored 22 points as the Arkansas State Red Wolves captured a 72-58 win over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers in a Sun Belt Conference clash at the Convocation Center.

Also scoring in double figures for the Red Wolves (13-8, 6-4 Sun Belt), as they won for the third time in the last four outings, was Cameron Golden with 11 points off the bench.

Chris Harrison-Docks was responsible for 14 points for WKU (16-8, 8-3), followed by Trency Jackson and Aaron Adeoye with 11 and 10 points, respectively, as the team had a six-game win streak snapped.

Both teams struggled to find the basket in the first half as Western Kentucky knocked down only 6-of-26 from the floor, compared to 8-of-28 for an ASU squad that grabbed a 25-20 lead at the break. The Red Wolves made just 2-of-9 behind the 3-point line through the first 20 minutes of action, but attempted to compensate with 7-of-9 at the free-throw line.

In the second half the hosts jumped to 55.0 percent accuracy from the field and an impressive 22-of-26 at the charity stripe in order to run away with the double-digit win.

In addition to being outscored at the free-throw line, 29-17, the Hilltoppers also suffered with 17 turnovers on the night.

Game Notes

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Rays send reliever Beliveau to DL

The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Jeff Beliveau on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to soreness in his left shoulder.

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