Arkansas St. 62, Florida Atlantic 60

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP)—Yima Chia-Kur scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Arkansas State headed off an upset by Florida Atlantic in a 62-60 victory Saturday.

Donald Boone added 13 points for ASU (13-7, 5-4 Sun Belt Conference).

The Red Wolves had a comfortable 10-point lead going into the half with 35-25 on the scoreboard.

But the Owls (4-17, 0-9) pushed ahead with superior shooting in 3-pointers in the second half making 42.9 percent to ASU’s 33.3 percent. Arkansas State was 0-0 in free throws in the final period.

For the game, Shavar Richardson made 3 of 4 in 3-pointers for Florida Atlantic. Shaver and Alex Tucker led the Owls with 16 points each.

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 Top Performers
 Florida Atlantic
Alex Tucker Alex Tucker
6-12,  16 Pts
6 Rebs, 8 Assists
 Arkansas St.
Yima Chia-Kur Yima Chia-Kur
10-20,  26 Pts
12 Rebs, 0 Assists

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