Johnson scores 20 to carry Troy over Arkansas St. 84-79
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Javan Johnson matched his career high with 20 points as Troy narrowly beat Arkansas State 84-79 on Saturday.
Alex Hicks had 19 points and nine rebounds for Troy (11-12, 4-7 Sun Belt Conference), which ended its four-game losing streak. Spencer Rodgers added 12 points. Darian Adams had 12 points for the hosts.
Ty Cockfield II had 27 points for the Red Wolves (10-14, 4-7). J.J. Matthews added 15 points. Canberk Kus had 11 points.
Coastal Carolina beats Arkansas State 77-64
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Devante Jones and Zac Cuthbertson scored 16 points apiece as Coastal Carolina got past Arkansas State 77-64 on Saturday.
Ajay Sanders added 15 points and six rebounds and Ebrima Dibba had 10 points for the Chanticleers (10-9, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference).
Coastal Carolina led 40-27 at halftime and kept its lead between 7 and 14 throughout the second half to win its third straight.