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Arkansas State holds off Appalachian State for 79-78 win

February 5, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Devin Carter scored 25 points, Deven Simms pumped in 15 more and Arkansas State held on Saturday night for a 79-78 win over Appalachian State.

Trailing by six late in the second half, Arkansas State (17-6, 8-2 Sun Belt) got a 3-pointer from Lindsey to spark a 15-4 run that made it 73-68 with 3:17 to play and held off Appalachian State the rest of the way.

Applachian State (6-15, 1-9) trimmed the gap to two with a 3-pointer from Patrick Good to trail 77-75 before the Red Wolves stretched their lead back to four from the free throw line with five seconds left. Good then hit another 3 as time expired, cutting the margin to one and setting the final score.

Rashad Lindsey added 11 points and Donte Thomas had 10 for Arkansas State, which won its sixth straight game.

Ronshad Shabazz led Appalachian State with 19 points, Tyrell Johnson added 16 and Craig Hinton had 10 to go with 10 rebounds.

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