Western Kentucky defeats Arkansas State 78-76

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP)—A.J. Slaughter scored 11 points in the final 1:53 of overtime to lead Western Kentucky to a 78-76 victory against Arkansas State on Saturday night.

Slaughter scored 21 points for the Hilltoppers (17-12, 10-6 Sun Belt), 13 in the extra period. He made two 3-pointers in the last 46 seconds—the first tied the game at 74-74, and the second, with 19 seconds remaining, resulted in a 77-76 lead.

With six seconds left, Slaughter added a free throw, and a final shot by Arkansas State (15-12, 10-6) was unsuccessful.

Brandon Reed had 30 points for the Red Wolves, and Martavius Adams and Rashad Allison added 12 apiece.

Sergio Kerush scored 20 points for Western Kentucky.

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 West. Kentucky
Sergio Kerusch Sergio Kerusch
7-15,  20 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Arkansas St.
Brandon Reed Brandon Reed
8-15,  30 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists

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